Omniana, or Horæ Otiosiores, first appeared in Aikins Athenæum between 1807-08, and was published in book form in 1812. The (anonymous) authors were Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. As a set of eclectic musings and observations it strikes me that if they were written today they would be in someone’s blog, so, 200 years later, here goes.
This blog is based on Omniana, or Horæ otiosiores (1812) Vol.1 and Omniana, or Horæ otiosiores (1812) Vol.2: page scans and (somewhat corrupt) full text of the 1812 edition from California Digital Library available at archive.org.
Some additional material has been drawn from: Omniana by Robert Southey and S T Coleridge, edited and introduced by Robert Gittings. Centaur Classics, London, 1969. (which includes >50 additional contributions and comments by STC added in later versions)
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