Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quote: “A poet ought not to pick…”

A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Name: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Profession: Poet
Nationality: English
Birthday: October 21, 1772
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