12 December 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 4

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.

About the author:

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.

Learn more about James Henry Leigh Hunt at Wikipedia.

For further reading:

Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 5, No. 4, where "Jenny Kiss'd Me" ran on December 12, 2005. List other work with these same labels: poetry, classic, light verse, rhyme.

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