1784-1859. Born in London of American parents, James Henry Leigh Hunt was educated at Christ's Hospital but was unable to attend university because of a speech impediment. With his brother he edited the Examiner, a political newspaper of a sizeable reputation. The newspaper's attacts on Prince Regent earned Hunt a two-year imprisonment and an infamy that garnered such friends as Lord Byron and John Moore. Over the course of his life Hunt became an influential figure in English Romantic literature, both in his writing and editing.
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