MS. Princeton University Lib. Hitherto unpublished.
[ January 1826?]1
My dear Sir
I have not destroyed your paper—God forbid! But I was, on the moment of your Bearer's arrival, employed in noting down a few of the points, for the purpose of leaving with you tomorrow (when I had purposed to restore the MSS to you) a more specific Answer— Perhaps, You anticipate some prevention of our having the pleasure of seeing you on Thursday Evening?—If so, I will answer for it's being safely delivered into your hands on Friday Morning—or (should you let me know by return of Post, whether it will make any difference) on Thursday Morning.
Our Conversation yesterday had but one object on my part— The truth of the Christ. Rel. in Idea—& the living power & reality of Ideas, as Law or Productive Forms.—On this Basis I have no fear of satisfying you most completely & to the utmost tranquillity of mind, with regard to the Living forms in which it has cloathed itself—Your's
S. T. Coleridge
P.S. If you do not come, please to send your address—for I have mislaid [it]—
Address: Mrs Aders | 11 Euston Square "MS. Mr. W. Hugh Peal". Hitherto unpublished. Postmark: Highgate, 3 January 1826.
3 Jany 1826
My dear Mrs Aders
I mean to punish you for supposing it possible that any thing, that Nature and God's good grace have left in your or Mr Aders's power to do, could alienate my or my Friends' Regard and Affection. And by way of punishment I purpose to inflict on you an attentive perusal of three close-written pages of metaphysical disquisition on the minor morals arising out of the Duty of respecting the freeagency & individuality of your friend, or intimate. But unluckily____________________