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The Vale of Health free pdf During my research on the romantic poet John Keats, one name came to the fore many times - that of (James Henry) Leigh Hunt. He is not spoken of in the same heightened breaths as the great poets of his time, but in fact he seems to me to have been devalued by the genius and fame of those around him. Within the pages of this book, I have endeavoured to place him upon his deserved pedestal. I hope I have been able to present him in a kindly light, for he was a kind, good-natured man, prepared to overlook the faults of those close to him. His exceptional hard work did not bring prosperity for he was always poor- what he received was soaked away by a large family and a dissolute wife. He had what some term a gift - that of viewing life through rose-tinted spectacles. He earned himself a two-year prison sentence when he bravely, if somewhat foolishly, attacked the establishment and the Prince Regent in the pages of The Examiner. It was an experience that damaged him both physically and financially. Hunt, the Georgian, lived to become a Victorian - an age that treated him kindly, the Queen supporting him from her private purse with an apology for his treatment by an earlier establishment.

About Peter Davey

Peter Davey was born on the 3rd July 1931 - his childhood spent during times of austerity and war, times both exciting and dangerous. From the age of four he was plagued with an illness that often confined him to bed. Although much of his early education was disrupted he became an avid reader, developing a vivid imagination. From the time of his school days an interest in poetry and literature developed. After an apprenticeship he went into business on his own account, trading as Davey Bros.

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Author : Peter Davey
Publisher : Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd
Data Published : 01 December 2014
ISBN : 0722344465
EAN : 9780722344460
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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