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Leigh Hunt: Jenny Kiss'd Me

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 wealth have miss’d me, 
Say I’m growing old, but add, 
Jenny kiss’d me. 


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Leigh Hunt (1784 – 1859) was an English critic, essayist and poet. Hunt co-founded The Examiner, a leading intellectual journal expounding radical principles. He was the centre of the Hampstead-based group that included William Hazlitt and Charles Lamb, known as the ‘Hunt circle’. Hunt also introduced John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Robert Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson to the public.

Leigh Hunt

5 comments on “Leigh Hunt: Jenny Kiss'd Me

  1. Roberta Hatcher
    April 9, 2021

    The late great Jack Wolford used to recite this poem with brio. Thank you for the unexpected memory.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vox Populi
      April 9, 2021

      Ah, I do so miss Jack. His incorrigible grumpy truth-telling was rare and invaluable.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Lorrie Carter
    April 9, 2021

    Sweet!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Emily De Ferrari
    April 9, 2021

    Ah, just what the old girl needed this morning, thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

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