Monday, August 02, 2010

Utterly Gorgeous !

Children's lessons and poems in Latin :-)

These poems, written by Sara Coleridge (23 December 1802 – 3 May 1852) , the fourth child and only daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his wife Sarah Fricker are a delightful if somewhat unusual method for learning Latin vocabulary.

Coleridge lived in a small cottage near Hampstead Heath - giving flavour to the poems,which are rich in the names of birds, insects and trees. They were originally written for her own children, and later published in 1834 as Pretty Lessons in Verse for Good Children; with some Lessons in Latin in Easy Rhyme.

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