In looking at objects of Nature while I am thinking, as at yonder moon dim-glimmering through the dewy window-pane, I seem rather to be seeking, as it were asking for, a symbolical language for something within me that already and forever exists, than observing anything new.

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Original Citation

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. "Anticipations In Nature and In Thought, Saturday night, April 14, 1805." Life of S. T. C. by James Gillman, 1838, p. 311.

Current Citation

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge. Edited by Lucy Newlyn. Cambridge UP, 2002.