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date: 19 April 2019

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This article describes Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a reader and discusses the topic of marginalia. It suggests that Coleridge is the best-known scribbler in books in the English-speaking world, having held the title unchallenged for 170 years or more. The article argues that Coleridge was a reader all his life and it helped him acquire the full set of languages and the advanced competence in disparate fields.

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, reader, marginalia, scribbler, languages, advanced competence

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