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Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)

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Leigh Hunt was so prolific that, if his writing were ever collected, it would exceed 100 volumes of mostly unmemorable prose. He was so eccentric and socially visible that even Dickens's caricature of Hunt as the perennially cheerful Harold Skimpole in Bleak House is immediately recognizable. But visa mer his philosophy of cheer, however eccentric among such doleful writers of his generation as Coleridge and Byron, appealed to middle-class public taste, which accounts for his immense following. Educated, like Coleridge and Lamb, at Christ's Hospital, Hunt became a journalist, helping his brother John edit the weekly Examiner. As a result of the paper's liberal policy, they were both fined and imprisoned for two years for writing a libelous description of the Prince Regent on his birthday. Hunt turned his prison cell into a salon and enjoyed visits from Jeremy Bentham, Byron, Keats, Lamb, and Hazlitt. After his release, Hunt settled in Hampstead, London, a political martyr and a model of domesticity. His writing includes The Feast of the Poets (1814), a satire of contemporary writers; The Story of Rimini (1816), a saccharine Italianate romance; and Hero and Leander (1819). Young poets such as Keats found the sensual surfaces easy to imitate. But mostly Hunt wrote essays and edited dozens of short-lived magazines and journals, providing an insight into the literary life of London during this period. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
Foto taget av: Leigh Hunt at an early age. Frontispiece of the book, Men, women and Books, by Leigh Hunt, published in 1847.

Verk av Leigh Hunt

Essays (1887) 34 exemplar
Essays and Sketches (1912) 14 exemplar
The Town (1848) 12 exemplar
Imagination and Fancy (1844) 10 exemplar
Selected Essays 6 exemplar
The Months (1936) 4 exemplar
Coaches and Coaching (1890) 4 exemplar
The story of Rimini : a poem (2009) 3 exemplar
The Companion 3 exemplar
Abou Ben Adhem 2 exemplar
Poems Of The East 1 exemplar
Ultra-Crepidarius 1 exemplar
The story of Rimini : 1816 (2001) 1 exemplar
Jenny Kiss'd Me 1 exemplar
Christmas Short Works Collection 2014 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
My Books 1 exemplar
Stories in verse 1 exemplar
A day by the fire (2016) 1 exemplar
The Reflector 1 exemplar
Ballads of Robin Hood (2012) 1 exemplar
Wishing Cap Papers 1 exemplar
The book of the sonnet (2018) 1 exemplar
Leigh Hunt's Poems 1 exemplar
Ingen titel 1 exemplar
Benjamin Gregory 1 exemplar

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Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
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The King's Story Book — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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"Coaches and Coaching"ACCORDING to the opinion commonly entertained respecting an author's want of riches, it may be allowed us to say that we retain from childhood a considerable notion of "a ride in a coach." Nor do we hesitate to confess, that by coach we especially mean a hired one; from the equivocal dignity of the post-chaise, down to that despised old castaway, the hackney.
It is true that the carriage, as it is indifferently called (as if nothing less genteel could carry any one), is a more decided thing than the chaise; it may be swifter even than the mail, leaves the stage at a still greater distance in every respect, and (forgetting what it may come to itself) darts by the poor old lumbering hackney with immeasureable contempt.

It rolls with a prouder ease than any other vehicle. It is full of cushions and comfort; elegantly coloured inside and out; rich, yet neat; light and rapid, yet substantial. The horses seem proud to draw it. The fat and fair-wigged coachman "lends his sounding lash," his arm only in action and that but little, his body well set with its own weight.

The footman, in the pride of his nonchalance, holding by the straps behind, and glancing down sideways betwixt his cocked-hat and neckcloth, stands swinging from east to west upon his springy toes.

The horses rush along amidst their glancing harness. Spotted dogs leap about them, barking with a princely superfluity of noise. The hammer-cloth trembles through all its fringe. The paint flashes in the sun.

We, contemptuous of everything less convenient, bow backwards and forwards with a certain indifferent air of gentility, infinitely predominant.
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