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The Frost performs its secret ministry, Unhelped by any wind. The owlet's cry Came loud--and hark, again! loud as before. The inmates of my cottage, all at rest, Have left me to that solitude, which suits Abstruser musings. . . .

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Source Notes: "Frost at Midnight." Coleridge, in this "conversation poem," describes his "abstruser musings" as on a cold winter night he cares for his infant son by the "thin blue fame" of his "low-burnt fire."

A bit about Samuel Taylor Coleridge ...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 July 25, 1834) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and as one of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as his major prose work Biographia Literaria.

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