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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)

Hunt, Leigh. An English poet, critic, essayist; born in Southgate, Oct. 19, 1784; died at Putney, Aug. 28, 1859. His collected poems, called ‘Juvenilia,’ appeared when he was fifteen. With his brother he founded the Examiner, a strong political journal, a disrespectful article in which on the Prince Regent gained him two years’ imprisonment. After his release he produced a rapid succession of essays, criticisms, studies, and miscellany; among them: ‘Sir Ralph Esher,’ a romance; ‘A Legend of Florence,’ a drama; ‘The Story of Rimini,’ his best work; and ‘Recollections of Byron,’ his most abused one. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).