Sara Coleridge (1802-1852) was a poet, children’s author, essayist, critic, translator, and theologian active during the Romantic period.

Sara was born on 23 December 1802 in Keswick. She was the only daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) and Sara Fricker (1770-1845) and had two older brothers, David Hartley (1796-1849) and Derwent (1800-1883). Her formative years were spent at Greta Hall in Keswick where she lived with her mother, her siblings, her aunt Mary (Fricker) Lovell (1771-1862), and the family of her uncle Robert Southey (1774-1843). Her father was largely absent during her childhood; she found father-figures in Southey and William Wordsworth (1770-1850) who was a family friend. Sara, her cousin Edith May Southey (1804-1871), and Wordsworth’s daughter Dora

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Citation: Watson, Molly. "Sara Coleridge". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 March 2023 [, accessed 08 December 2023.]

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