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Selected Poetry of Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
Say that health and wealth have missed me,
Say I'm growing old, but add,
Jenny kissed me.
        (Rondeau, 5-8)
  1. Abou Ben Adhem
  2. The Glove and the Lions
  3. Rondeau
  4. Song of Fairies Robbing an Orchard
  5. A Thought of the Nile

Biographical information

Given name: Leigh
Family name: Hunt
Birth date: 19 October 1784
Death date: 1859
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Isaac Hunt
          mother: Mary Hunt
          wife: Marianne Hunt (from 1809)
          son: Thornton Hunt
          son: Vincent Hunt
Languages
          English
          Italian
Education: Christ's Hospital School: 1792
Politics: Liberal
Patron: Henry Kett
Literary period: Romantic
Occupations
          Clerk
          Editor
Residences
          Phillimore Terrace, London to 1853
          Southgate, Middlesex: 19 October 1784
          Surrey gaol: 1813 to 1815
          Edgware Road: 1815 to 1816
          Hampstead: 1816
          Pisa: 1822
          Florence: 1823 to September 1825
          Highgate Hill, London: 1825
          4 Cheyne Row, London: 1833 to 1840
          7 Cornwall Road, Hammersmith: 1853 to 1859
Cause of death: Exhaustion
Buried at: Kensal Green cemetery
First RPO edition: 1996-2000