The story of English Romanticism is firmly linked (= legata) with the story of a friendship between William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. They first met in
Afterwards, in 1808, Coleridge and his wife, Wordsworth with his sister Dorothy and his wife and the Poet Laureate Robert Southey went to live in the Lake District – a mountainous region in North West England, already mentioned (= citata) by Thomas Gray in his journal of his Grand Tour in 1769. They were then joined by Thomas De Quincy, author of the autobiographic novel Confessions of an English opium-eater .
Unfortunately, despite the quietness and the beauty of the place, Coleridge started suffering for his marital problems (he had married Sara Fricker and Robert Southey her sister Edith) and from his addiction to opium, a drug he used to soothe (= alleviare) his rheumatism. He fell in love with Wordsworth’s wife’s sister, a love never reciprocate (= non reciproco)…. In 1810 Coleridge left Wordsworth to go to