The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt: With Reminiscences of Friends and Contemporaries - Vol. 2

The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt: With Reminiscences of Friends and Contemporaries - Vol. 2

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The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt: With Reminiscences of Friends and Contemporaries - Vol. 2

The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt: With Reminiscences of Friends and Contemporaries - Vol. 2

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Dignified neighbor and landlord.--Visits from Lord Byron and Mr. Wordsworth.--Infernal conduct of the angels in Paradise Lost.-- Return of hypochondria.--Descent of Liberty.--Story of Rimini.-- United States.--Visits to Lord Byron.--History of Shelley while in England.

ON leaving prison, I went to live in the Edgware-road, because my brother's house was in the neighborhood. When we met, we rushed into each other's arms, and tears of manhood bedewed our cheeks.

Not that the idea of the Prince Regent had any thing to do with such grave emotions. His Royal Highness continued to affect us with any thing but solemnity, as we took care to make manifest in the Examiner . We had a hopeful and respectful word for every reigning prince, but himself; and I must say, that with the exception of the Emperor Alexander, not one of them deserved it.

The lodging which my family occupied (for the fine, and the state of my health, delayed our resumption of a house) was next door to a wealthy old gentleman, who kept a handsome carriage, and spoke very bad grammar. My landlord, who was also a dignified personage after his fashion, pointed him out to me one day, as he was getting into this carriage; adding, in a tone amounting to the awful, "He is the greatest plumber in London." The same landlord, who had a . . .

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