about his financial situation in Cambridge (...exclusive of my Tutor's bills my other Debts are mere trifles, which without the smallest deviation from decency or custom I need not pay for this year at least...), and expressing confidence in his ability to repay his benefactors, 2 pages, 4to, integral address leaf, postal marks, Cambridge, 4 May 1794, seal tear, with small paper loss affecting two or three words of text
...Every enjoyment - except of necessary comforts - I look upon as criminal. To have practised a severe Economy might perhaps have been a merit in me - to practise it now is only - not to be a monster...
Published in the Collected Letters, ed. Griggs, I, 81 (No. 48).
Following his army discharge, the penitent Coleridge returned to Cambridge on 11 April 1794, accepting the confinements and punishments imposed upon him by Jesus College.
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