Leigh Hunt (2133 words)

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Sketch by Daniel Maclise, c.1830s. Courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.

Leigh Hunt is perhaps best known today for two short poems, “Jenny Kissed Me” and “Abou Ben Adhem”. In his time, he was known as a leading figure in the Romantic movement, a friend and mentor of Keats and Shelley, a groundbreaking drama critic, the editor of the leading liberal journal of the day (the Examiner), and a political writer whose criticisms of the Prince Regent led to his imprisonment for libel. He also became known in his later years as the subject of a hostile …

Goldfarb, Sheldon. "Leigh Hunt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 March 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2264, accessed 25 May 2019.]

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