Still, whose reputation as a serious churchman cannot be easily reconciled with the buffoonery of A Ryght Pithy, Pleasaunt and merle Comedie: Intytuled Gammer Gurtons Nedle, was first credited with its authorship by Isaac Reed in his edition (1782) of Baker's Biographia dramatica.
Kippis's Biographia Britannica, vol.
181, Biographia Britannica, and H.
Accounts of his professional services are in Charnock's Biographia Navalis, v.
See further, Wright's Biographia Literaria.
See life in Biographia Britannica; McCosh's Scottish Philosophy, PP. 42-49.
67; Biographia Britannica, i.
See also Thomas Wright, Biographia Britannica literaria, Anglo-Norman Period, pp. 449-459 (1846: some points in this are modified in the 1863 edition of De nat.
The earliest regular life and estimate of Defoe is that of Dr Towers in the Biographia Britannica.
Wright, Biographia Britannica literaria, Anglo-Saxon Period (London, 1842), pp. 37 2 -37 6.
Wright in the Biographia Britannica literaria (London, 1842), who ascribes the life to a monk of St Neots; but the latest scholarship regards it as the work of Asser, although all the difficulties which surround the authorship have not been removed.
Ii., iv.; Martin's Biographia philosophica, p. 271 (1764); R.
See Kippis, Biographia Britannica; G.
To the first volume was prefixed the article "Hoadly" from the supplement to the Biographia Britannica.
Avant l'annexion 912-1204 (Paris, 1899); "L'Esprit normand en Angleterre," La Poesie au moyen age (2nd series 45-74, Paris, 1906); Thomas Wright, Biographia britannica literaria (Anglo-Norman period, London, 1846); Ten Brink, Geschichte der englischen Litteratur (Berlin, 1877, i.
In the Biographia Literaria (1817) he says that in Schelling's Naturphilosophie and System des transcendentalen Idealismus he first found a general coincidence with much that he had toiled out for himself, and he repeated some of the main tenets of Schelling.
In 5904 he published an autobiography entitled Biographia philosophica, in which he sketched the progress of his intellectual development.
In the Biographia this "Theistic faith" appears in its full development (see the concluding chapter), and is especially important as perhaps the nearest approach to Kantian ethics made by original English philosophy.
Apart from the philosophical interest of the Biographia, the work contains valuable pictures of the Land of Lorne and Argyllshire society in the early 19th century, of university life in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a history of the North British Review.
See also Biographia Britannica, vol.
Kippis, Biographia Britannica (London, 1778-1793); Horace Walpole, Letters (London, 1891).
Coleridge projected a periodical called The Watchman, and in 1796 undertook a journey, well described in the Biographia Literaria, to enlist subscribers.
Sibylline Leaves appeared in 1817; the Biographia Literaria and a revised edition of The Friend soon followed.
Four volumes of Literary Remains were published after his death, and these, along with the chapters on the poetry of Wordsworth in the Biographia Literaria, may be said to exhibit the full range of Coleridge's power as a critic of poetry.
We receive but what we give, And in our life alone does nature live; Ours is her wedding garment, ours her shroud," with the passage which follows, contain more vividly, perhaps, than anything which Coleridge has written, the expression of the shaping and colouring function which he assigns, in the Biographia Literaria, to imagination.
Early in life, too, he met with the doctrines of Jacob Behmen, of whom, in the Biographia Literaria, he speaks with affection and gratitude as having given him vital philosophic guidance.
In the Biographia he avows that the writings of Kant "more than any other work, at once invigorated and disciplined my understanding"; yet the gist of his estimate there is that Kant left his system undeveloped, as regards his idea of the Noumenon, for fear of orthodox persecution - a judgment hardly compatible with any assumption of Kant's Christian orthodoxy, which was notoriously inadequate.
From Schelling, whom he praised as having developed Kant where Fichte failed to do so, he borrowed much and often, not only in the metaphysical sections of the Biographia but in his aesthetic lectures, and further in the cosmic speculations of the posthumous Theory of Life.
In 1847 Sara Coleridge published the Biographia Literaria, enriched with annotations and biographical supplement from her own pen.
His works, which even the Biographia Britannica (1778) testifies were famous over Europe, were collected at Amsterdam in 5 vols.