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					 Written on the day that
Mr Leigh Hunt left Prison
A Voluptuary Under The Horrors of
         Digestion’ Gilray
       Andrew Motion 8.01.05
           The Guardian
Leigh Hunt well connected but swept aside
  by Victorianism
 Precocious poet
 Fearless editor
 Friend of Keats, Shelley, Byron
 Original for Harold Skimpole in ‘Bleak
  House’
 To us he is a background figure but to his
  contemporaries he was in the foreground.
 Follower of utilitarianism and
  republicanism
 Launched Shelley and Keats
 Lived in a menage a trois
 Magnet for left wing writers
         John Kandl - critic
 ‘modern  day Lovelace: ‘stone walls do not
  a prison make.’
 Regent = ‘the captain of the wretched
  crew.’
 Habeas Corpus had just been suspended
 Links Milton Spenser and Hunt and claims
  them for the ‘Cockney School’

				
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