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date: 22 September 2020

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This article examines Samuel Taylor Coleridge's marriage and family life. Coleridge first met his wife Sarah Fricker in Bristol in the summer of 1794, and their marriage proved to be an unhappy one. Coleridge married Sarah only because of social constraints, and they separated in 1808 due to their financial difficulties and Coleridge's deteriorating mental state caused by his opium addiction. The article also discusses Coleridge's relationship with his children.

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, marriage, family life, Sarah Fricker, social constraints, financial difficulties, mental state, opium addiction, children

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