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Coleridge bemoaned "the general neglect of all the austerer studies; the long and ominous eclipse of Philosophy; the usurpation of that venerable name by physical and psychological Empiricism; and the non-existence of a learned and philosophic Public." (5) Coleridge believed that society needed the leadership of gentlemen and of the priests, scholars and teachers whom he called "the clerisy." They represented the higher purposes of society.
Loin qu'elles expriment toujours simplement le malheur, les larmes et la table, meme austerer sont les elements d'une communion dont le modele est peut-etre christique, qui permet en derniere instance de depasser la douleur de la perte par des alliances nouvelles.