The years 1801 to 1808 saw the emergence of Leigh Hunt as a public figure on the London literary scene, and his appreciation of good books and great writers was highly respected. Collected here are such essays as “Deaths of Little Children,” “An Earth upon Heaven,” “Shakespeare’s Birthday,” and “A Few Thoughts on Sleep.”
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About the Author
James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784–1859) was an English critic, essayist, and poet—a central figure of the Romantic movement. He published several volumes of poetry, and was a friend of the poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. In addition to his poetry, he is also recognized for his distinguished literary criticism.