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James Henry Leigh Hunt


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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus : Meditations

" ... to the coda of his copy of the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, 'depart, therefore, contented and in good humour ...' [Leigh] Hunt courteously adds, 'Thanks, and love to you, excellent Antoninus. L. H. Feb. 7th 1853. His second regular perusal.'"

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: James Henry Leigh Hunt      Print: Book


Charlotte Bronte : Jane Eyre

[Charlotte Bronte (as 'Currer Bell') to her publisher, W. S. Williams, 11 December 1847:] 'There are moments when I can hardly credit that anything I have done should be found worthy to give even transitory pleasure to such men as Mr Thackeray, Sir John Herschel, Mr Fonblanque, Leigh Hunt, and Mr Lewes -- that my humble efforts should have had such a result is a noble reward.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: James Henry Leigh Hunt      Print: Book


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