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Something not to be replaced would be struck out of the gentler literature of our century, could the mind of Leigh Hunt cease to speak to us in a book.
EDWARD BULWER, LORD LYTTON.
Into whatever he has written he has put a living soul; and much of what he has produced is brilliant either with wit and humor, or with tenderness and beauty.
GEORGE L. CRAIK.
Leigh Hunt seems the very opposite of Hazlitt. He loves everything, he. catches the sunny side of everything, and, excepting that he has a few polemical antipathies, finds everything beautiful.
Henry CRABB ROBINSON.
He is, in truth, one of the pleasantest writers of his time, - easy, colloquial, genial, human, full of fine fancies and verbal niceties, possessing a loving if not a "learned spirit,” with hardly a spice of bitterness in his composition.
E. P. WHIPPLE.
I have been reading some of Leigh Hunt's works lately, and am surprised at the freshness, and sweetness, and Christian, not lax, spirit of human benevolence and toleration which existed in the heart of one who was the contemporary, and even colleague, of Byron.
FREDERICK W. ROBERTSON.