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May 02, 2011


Yes,and he was so awkward on horseback that at one point he was considered as being unfit for service. He spent his final days as a Dragoon nursing a fellow comrade back to health while his brother George and several friends wrote letters to the Commander to persuade him that he was a runaway from Cambridge, his true name being Samuel Taylor Coleridge. After much wrangling he was finally discharged under the guise that he was insane. He swiftly returned to his studies.

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