James Henry Leigh Hunt

1784 - 1859

A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on lies

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With spots of sunny openings, and with nooks To lie and read in, sloping into brooks.

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

Source: The Story of Rimini.

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on love and men

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Write me as one who loves his fellow-men.

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

Source: Abou Ben Adhem.

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on pain and pleasure

A pleasure so exquisite as almost to amount to pain.

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

Source: Letter to Alexander Ireland, 2 June 1848

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on justice and poetry

Oh for a seat in some poetic nook, Just hid with trees and sparkling with a brook!

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

Source: Politics and Poetics.

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on dreams, eternity, thought, and vision

It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands, Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream, And times and things, as in that vision, seem Keeping along it their eternal stands.

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

Source: The Nile

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on kiss and niceness

Stolen sweets are always sweeter, Stolen kisses much completer, Stolen looks are nice in chapels, Stolen, stolen be your apples.

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

Source: Song of Fairies Robbing an Orchard

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on spirit and present

To receive a present handsomely and in a right spirit, even when you have none to give in return, is to give one in return.

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on bitterness, evil, good, and suffering

Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on kiss

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Stolen kisses are always sweetest.

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on angels, boldness, books, dreams, god, gold, love, men, names, peace, rest, vision, and writing

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold:- Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" -The vision raised its head, And with a look made all of sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay not so." Replied the angel, Abou spoke more low, But clearly still, and said, "I pray thee, then, Write me as one that loves his fellow-men." The angel wrote and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed. And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest!

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

Source: Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel

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