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Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)

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About the Author

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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Leigh Hunt at an early age. Frontispiece of the book, Men, women and Books, by Leigh Hunt, published in 1847.

Tekijän teokset

The autobiography of Leigh Hunt (1878) 36 kappaletta
Essays (1887) 34 kappaletta
Essays and Sketches (1912) 14 kappaletta
The Town (1848) 12 kappaletta
Imagination and Fancy (1844) 10 kappaletta
Selected Essays 6 kappaletta
Leigh Hunt as Poet and Essayist (1891) 6 kappaletta
Coaches and Coaching (1890) 4 kappaletta
The Months (1936) 4 kappaletta
The Companion 3 kappaletta
The story of Rimini : a poem (2009) 3 kappaletta
Beaumont & Fletcher 2 kappaletta
Abou Ben Adhem 2 kappaletta
The Glove and the Lions {poem} (2005) 2 kappaletta
The story of Rimini : 1816 (2001) 1 kappale
Jenny Kiss'd Me 1 kappale
Christmas Short Works Collection 2014 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The book of the sonnet (2018) 1 kappale
My Books 1 kappale
Stories in verse 1 kappale
A day by the fire (2016) 1 kappale
The Reflector 1 kappale
Ballads of Robin Hood (2012) 1 kappale
Ei otsikkoa 1 kappale
Benjamin Gregory 1 kappale

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The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996)eräät painokset616 kappaletta
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Avustaja — 515 kappaletta
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Avustaja — 481 kappaletta
English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay (1909) — Avustaja — 478 kappaletta
Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (1940) — Avustaja — 380 kappaletta
The Literary Cat (1977) — Avustaja — 239 kappaletta
A Book of English Essays (1942) — Avustaja — 236 kappaletta
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
Selected sonnets, odes, and letters (1966) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset38 kappaletta
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
The Blue Flower : Best Stories of the Romanticists (1955) — Tekijä — 19 kappaletta
Poems of Magic and Spells (1960) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
The dramatic works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar — Toimittaja, eräät painokset8 kappaletta
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
English Romantic Poetry (1996) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The King's Story Book — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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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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