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 for ever exists, than observing anything new.

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Original Citation

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Notebook entry. 14 Apr. 1805.

Current Citation

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. The Cambridge Companion to Coleridge, edited by Lucy Newlyn. Cambridge University Press, 2002.