200 years ago Keats met Coleridge

On Sunday 11 April 1819 (Easter Day) Keats met Coleridge:
“I took a walk towards Highgate and in the lane that winds by the side of Lord Mansfield’s park I met Mr. Green our Demonstrator at Guy’s in conversation with Coleridge—I joined them, after enquiring by a look whether it would be agreeable—I walked with him at his alderman-after-dinner pace for near two miles I suppose. In those two Miles he broached a thousand things—let me see if I can give you a list—Nightingales, Poetry—on Poetical Sensation—Metaphysics—Different genera and species of Dreams—Nightmare—a dream accompanied with a sense of touch—single and double touch—a dream related—First and second consciousness—the difference explained between will and Volition—so many metaphysicians from a want of smoking the second consciousness— Monsters—the Kraken—Mermaids—Southey believes in them —Southey’s belief too much diluted—a Ghost story —Good morning—I heard his voice as he came towards me—I heard it as he moved away—I had heard it all the interval—if it may be called so. He was civil enough to ask me to call on him at Highgate.”

Matthew Coulton (as Keats) and Andrew Ashmore (as Coleridge) are re-creating the walk on Thursday 11 April 2019.

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