Coleridge, "Frost at Midnight"

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Contexts (after you have read the poem)


















1. The inmates of my cottage. The other inmates are Coleridge's wife Sara and Coleridge's baby son Hartley, 16 months old, who is sleeping in a cradle beside him. The cottage is on the edge of Nether Stowey, a village about four miles from the coast in Somerset, the west of England.



















2. Only that film. In all parts of the kingdom these films are called strangers and supposed to portend the arrival of some absent friend. [Coleridge's note]