What is a summary of chapter 14 of Coleridge's Biographia Literaria?

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Chapter 14 of the Biographia Literaria begins with Coleridge describing the origins of the Lyrical Ballads. He says that he and Wordsworth agreed to compose a volume of poems in which Wordsworth would write of everyday events from a natural perspective while Coleridge would focus on the supernatural. Coleridge intended to write several poems but, by the time he had finished “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Wordsworth had enough for the rest of the volume.

Wordsworth’s poetic creed, Coleridge writes, is set out in the preface to the second...

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