Leigh Hunt

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byReginald Brimley Johnson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFACE Leigh Hunt's character is reflected in everything he wrote, but for the record of facts we must study, often in vain, the Autobiography--surely the most unmethodical work of its class ever published, though one of the most delightful--and the two volumes of Correspondence, edited by Thornton Hunt in 1862. Other letters may be found in Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke's Recollections of Writers, in the St. James' Magazine, vols, xxxiv. and xxxv., in Temple Bar, June, 1876, and in the Athenceum, July 7, 1883; while notices of Hunt abound in the memoirs and letters of his contemporaries. A most careful, but not entirely sympathetic, Life of Leigh Hunt was published by Mr. Cosmo Monkhouse in the "Great Writers" series, 1893, where for the first time this scattered material has been so collected and arranged as to form a most useful book of reference. Mr. Alexander Ireland's invaluable List of the Writings of Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt is a recognised text-book. In the preparation of the following pages I have also made use of some personal impressions and details of private information most kindly entrusted 221570 to me a few years since (when I was editing Essays and Poems of Leigh Hunt--Temple Library, 1891) by Mr. Walter Leigh Hunt, the poet's grandson, Mr. Alexander Ireland, and Mr. C. W. Reynell. Less than two weeks before his death, if the reminiscence be permitted, I had the privilege of discussing Hunt's character and genius with Mr. J. Dykes Campbell, most generous counsellor to all students of literature, who then showed me the manuscript of The Keepsake, [828, from which he had identified Hunt's contributions to that work. The extremely interesting "attempt of the author to estimate his own character," p. 136, seq., was discovered by Mr. Dykes ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFACE Leigh Hunt's character is reflected in everything he wrote, but for the record of facts we must study, often in vain...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217230482

ISBN - 13:9780217230483

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