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The organic form on the other hand is innate, it shapes as it develops itself from within, and the fullness of its development is one & the same with the perfection of its outward Form. , 495) Coleridge’s ‘latent man’ equally shapes and develops itself from within, like the organic form, due to gentle processes of educing, eliciting, and training. , 500, italics added). And since, according to Coleridge, neither artworks, nor individuals or nations can simply flourish like flowers do, it is the power of The Shaping Spirit of Education 37 education/imagination that has to bring forth what is latently ‘within’, and is in harmony with ‘the properties of’, the material.

In the present, the speaker is left with ‘reality’s dark dream’, and the habit of ‘abstruse research’. By placing this habit in the context of the notebook entry evoked in the beginning, the chapter concludes by outlining the difference between good and bad habits. , 1421, italics added), maintaining the illusion of free will. My concluding chapter resumes the themes of addiction and cultivation, and supplements these with Coleridge’s account of the way in which love elicits virtuous habits. It offers a comparative reading of ‘Effusion XXXV’ (1796; 1803) and its canonised version ‘The Eolian Harp’ (1817; 1834).

Staging Education 43 Look at the army and navy, &c, and you will see the grand system of superintendence which pervades all the works of men, and which will guide you in the general organisation of your schools. Only yours is a far less complicated machine. (312) In fact, the educational discourse surrounding the monitorial system, including Bell’s, often revolved around military metaphors (Richardson, Literature, Education, and Romanticism, 94). Coleridge, however, regarded the body politic itself as something different in degree but not in kind from the small community of a ship, superintended by a single individual.

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