Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense, at all events; just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.

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Original Citation

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. "9 May 1830." Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London: John Murray, 1835.

Current Citation

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. "Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge edited by Henry Nelson Coleridge (2nd ed 1836)." The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, vol. 14: Table Talk, edited by Kathleen Coburn and Bart Winer. Princeton University Press, 2019.