James Henry Leigh Hunt

James Henry Leigh Hunt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Henry Leigh Hunt, best known as Leigh Hunt, was an English critic, essayist, poet and writer. Leigh Hunt was born at Southgate, London, where his parents had settled after leaving the USA. His father Isaac, a lawyer from Philadelphia, and his mother, Mary Shewell, a merchant's daughter and a devout Quaker, had been forced to come to Britain because of their loyalist sympathies during the American War of Independence. Hunt's father took holy orders, and became a popular preacher, but was unsuccessful in obtaining a permanent living. Hunt's father was then employed by James Brydges, 3rd Duke of Chandos as tutor to his nephew, James Henry Leigh, after whom liegh hunt was named. Leigh Hunt was educated at Christ's Hospital from 1791 to 1799, a period which is detailed in his autobiography. He entered the school shortly after Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Charles Lamb had both left; Thomas Barnes, however, was a school friend of hisshow more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134961337
  • 9786134961332