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Leigh Hunt

We currently have one poem by Leigh Hunt. You can listen to the poem and also read it below.

Read and listen to Jenny Kissed Me

Jenny kiss’d me when we met,

            Jumping from the chair she sat in;

Time, you thief, who love to get

            Sweets into your list, put that it!

Say I’m weary, say I’m sad,

            Say that health and wealth have miss’d me;

Say I’m growing old, but add

            Jenny kiss’d me!

Leigh Hunt - 1784 - 1859

Was an English critic, essayist and poet.

Hunt co-founded The Examiner, a leading intellectual journal expounding radical principles. He was the centre of the Hampstead-based group that included William Hazlitt and Charles Lamb, known as the ‘Hunt circle’. Hunt also introduced John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson to the public.

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