Leigh Hunt: Selected Writings

  • Title: Leigh Hunt: Selected Writings
  • Author: Leigh Hunt
  • ISBN: 9780415969512
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • Leigh Hunt Selected Writings Leigh Hunt was a prolific versatile and engaging writer He outlived many of the poets and essayists of his generation whose reputations overshadowed his but Coleridge Wordsworth Shelley
    Leigh Hunt 1784 1859 was a prolific, versatile and engaging writer He outlived many of the poets and essayists of his generation whose reputations overshadowed his, but Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats all owed a debt to his advocacy, as did Tennyson and Browning A poet of charm and technical skill, and an able translator and playwright, Leigh Hunt excelled asLeigh Hunt 1784 1859 was a prolific, versatile and engaging writer He outlived many of the poets and essayists of his generation whose reputations overshadowed his, but Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats all owed a debt to his advocacy, as did Tennyson and Browning A poet of charm and technical skill, and an able translator and playwright, Leigh Hunt excelled as an essayist, literary critic and letter writer His concern was always, in the words of his son, to open widely the door of the library , to share his literary enthusiasms and extend his readers tastes This anthology draws on the full range of Hunt s poetry and prose, revealing a writer committed to the humane and civilizing powers of literature and friendship.

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    About Leigh Hunt


    1. James Henry Leigh Hunt 19 October 1784 28 August 1859 , best known as Leigh Hunt, was an English critic, essayist, poet and writer.


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    1. I had reason today to quote Leigh Hunt's poem "Abou Ben Adhem", which children of my generation were often forced to read in class. I believe this is no longer a requirement, so for the benefit of people who've missed it I will reproduce the text here:Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,And saw, within the moonlight in his room,Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,An angel writing in a book of gold:—Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,And [...]

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