7 edition of The autobiography of Leigh Hunt. found in the catalog.
|Statement||With an introduction by Edmund Blunden.|
|Series||World"s classics,, 329|
|Contributions||Hunt, Thornton Leigh, 1810-1873., Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974.|
|LC Classifications||PR4813 .A3 1928|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 572 p.|
|Number of Pages||572|
|LC Control Number||29011508|
Also inHunt printed for private circulation Christianism, the work afterwards published as The Religion of the Heart. Few men have effected so much by mere exquisiteness of taste in the absence of high creative power; fewer still, so richly endowed with taste, have so frequently and conspicuously betrayed the want of it; and he was incapable of discovering where familiarity became flippancy. The Liberal lived through four quarterly numbers, containing contributions no less memorable than Byron's "Vision of Judgment" and Shelley's translations from Faust; but in Byron sailed for Greece, leaving his coadjutor at Genoa to shift for himself. The work is of considerable value as a corrective of merely idealized estimates of Lord Byron.
Homer and Milton may be upon the whole beyond his reach, though even here he is great in the detection of minor and unapprehended beauties; with Edmund Spenser and the old English dramatists he is perfectly at home, and his subtle and discriminating criticism upon them, as well as upon his own great contemporaries, is continually bringing to light unsuspected beauties. It is almost purely and in the strict and proper sense aesthetic--that is to say, it does hardly anything but reproduce the sensations produced upon Hunt himself by the reading of his favourite passages. But the cheerfulness and gaiety with which Leigh Hunt bore his imprisonment attracted general attention and sympathy, and brought him visits from Lord ByronThomas Moore, Lord Brougham and others, whose acquaintance exerted much influence on his future destiny. He was moreover incessantly wounded by the representations of his friends that he was losing caste by the connection.
As a boy, Hunt was an admirer of Thomas Gray and William Collinswriting many verses in imitation of them. It is at once a penalty for his sins and a compliment to his good qualities, that to make any kind of fuss over him would be absurd. The effect was to give a political direction to what should have been the career of a man of letters. In return he was lavish of sympathy to Shelley at the time of the latter's domestic distresses, and defended him with spirit in the Examiner, although he does not appear to have at this date appreciated his genius with either the discernment or the warmth of his generous adversary, Professor Wilson. The narrative poem The Palfrey was published in The work was designed to counter what Hunt perceived as an inaccurate public image of Byron.
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Lamb was not descended from the kings that long the Tuscan sceptre swayed, and had some homely ways; Keats had to do with livery-stables, Hazlitt with shady lodging-houses and lodging-house keepers. He wrote " The Feast of the Poets " for publication. The poem is an optimistic narrative which runs contrary to the tragic nature of its subject.
Return to England[ edit ] Indue to a lawsuit with one of his brothers, Hunt returned to England. After Shelley's departure for Italy inHunt experienced more financial difficulties. The complete and uniform issue, the want of which to some lovers of books I own myself among them is never quite made up by a scratch company of volumes of all dates, sizes, and prints, is indeed wanting.
As a boy at school he was an ardent admirer of Thomas Gray and William Collins, writing many verses in imitation of them. The adventitious circumstances which had for a time made the fortune of the Examiner no longer existed, and Hunt's strong and weak points, his refinement and his affectations, were alike unsuited to the general body of readers.
In Hunt published by subscription a collected edition of his poems. Now Macaulay has not always been leniently judged; but I do not think that, with the single exception of Croker's case, he can be accused of having borne hardly on the moral character of any one of his contemporaries.
For many years ensuing the history of Hunt's life is that of a painful struggle with poverty and sickness. In he published his Autobiography 3 vols. Post by :johnmd Category : Essays Author : George Saintsbury Date :October Read Click below to download : Leigh Hunt Format : PDF Leigh Hunt To compare the peaceful and home-keeping art of criticism to the adventurous one of lighthouse-building may seem an excursion into the heroi-comic, if not into the tragic-burlesque.
For Leigh Hunt, somewhat on Lamb's system of compensation for coming late by going away early, combined his readiness to receive favours with a practice of not acknowledging the slightest obligation for them. He relates himself, more than once, with the childishness which is the good side of his Skimpolism, how not merely his literary friends but persons of quality had special favourites among the miscellaneous papers of the Indicator, like he would certainly have used the parallel himself if he had known it or thought of it the Court of France with Marot's Psalms.
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In he left the War Office, where he had been working as a clerk, to become editor of the Examiner, a newspaper founded by his brother, John.
This was in contrast to the epigrammatic couplet of Alexander Pope. Symons; Leigh Hunt as Poet and Essayisted. Leigh Hunt left England for Italy in Novemberbut storm, sickness and misadventure retarded his arrival until the 1st of Julya rate of progress which Thomas Love Peacock appropriately compares to the navigation of Ulysses.
It is certainly the business of the critic to warn others off from the mistakes which have been committed by his forerunners, and perhaps for let us anticipate the crushing wit from his own.
The second is, that the life being that of a man of letters, and topics of a different sort failing me toward the conclusion, I found myself impelled to dilate more on my writings, than it would otherwise have entered my head to contemplate.
I do not now speak of the great Skimpole problem--we shall come to that presently--but merely of the writer as shown in his works.
Additional letters were printed by the Cowden Clarkes in their Recollections of Writers In he left the War Office, where he had for some time been a clerk, to become editor of the Examiner newspaper, a speculation of his brother John.
Leigh Hunt served his term at the Surrey County Gaol. For there is that one comfort about this discomfortable and discredited art of ours, that age at any rate does not impair it.Biography of James Henry Leigh Hunt () Poet, essayist, journalist and English literary critic, born at Southgate (Middlesex) inand died in For its important work in front of the English cultural press of the 19th century, he/she is considered as one of.
Book. The autobiography of Leigh Hunt. Leigh Hunt wrote his autobiography in at the age of He was an important and energetic, though frequently impoverished, man of letters. In early life he became the editor of the politically independent Examiner, a journal of literary and social criticism.
An attack on the Prince Regent in Leigh Hunt, English essayist, critic, journalist, and poet, who was an editor of influential journals in an age when the periodical was at the height of its power. He was also a friend and supporter of the poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats.
Hunt’s poems, of which “Abou Ben Adhem” and his. That study attempted to elaborate the problematic of [Leigh Hunt's] position within the London literary and political scene between the years and, the contributions he made to British literature and journalism, and his public standing at the end of the romantic atlasbowling.com: Michael Eberle Sinatra.
Leigh Hunt studied at Christ's Hospital where he wrote the schoolboy verses published in Juvenilia (). As a journalist he edited the Examiner (), Reflector (), and the Indicator ().
In he was incarcerated for libeling the Prince Regent; while in. Internet Archive BookReader The autobiography of Leigh Hunt. Internet Archive BookReader The autobiography of Leigh Hunt.