James Henry Leigh Hunt

(19 October 1784 – 28 August 1859 / Southgate, London)

Quotations

  • ''"No love," quothe he, "but vanity, sets love a task like
    that."''
    Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. The Glove and the Lions (l. 24). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
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  • ''The laughing queen that caught the world's great hands.''
    Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. The Nile (l. 8). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press.
  • ''It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands,
    Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream,''
    Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. The Nile (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Green little vaulter in the sunny grass,''
    Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. To the Grasshopper and the Cricket (l. 1). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.''
    Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. Abou Ben Adhem (l. 14). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
  • ''And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
    And, lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest!''
    Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. Abou Ben Adhem (l. 17-18). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)''
    Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. Abou Ben Adhem (l. 1). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
    Say that health and wealth have missed me,
    Say I'm growing old, but add,
    Jenny kissed me.''
    Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. Jenny Kiss'd Me (l. 5-8). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.

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Rondeau

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 in!
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
Say that health and welth have miss'd me,
Say I'm growing old, but add,
Jenny kiss'd me.

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