One God

When out in the
anthropomorphic attributes

we dismiss
three persons,

each with whom
we should reject idolatry.

Of all our human vices,
our original sin,

it appears to me a
being jealous

of how one of the three
talks more intelligibly,

and some feel more religiously –
the lie at the root of

their idolatry, and think of
him as the Deity:

Eternal. Omnipresent. Him.
Seems to me

if there be meaning tricked in one of these
they sometimes had our Being

and made too much
of a feeling.

[Found in a letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge to the Rev. J.P. Estlin, 7th December, 1802]

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