Leigh Hunt biography

Leigh Hunt

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1784 – 1859

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Who was Leigh Hunt?

James Henry Leigh Hunt, best known as Leigh Hunt, was an English critic, essayist, poet and writer.

Famous Quotes:

  • It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
  • The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
  • The groundwork of all happiness is health.
  • Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
  • Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.
  • If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.
  • The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.
  • Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
  • Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
  • Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.

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Born
Oct 19, 1784
Southgate, London
Siblings
Children
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Christ's Hospital
Lived in
  • Vale of Health
Died
Aug 28, 1859

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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