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August 28

James Henry Leigh Hunt

1859 – James Henry Leigh Hunt, an English poet and editor of The Monthly Repository, a Unitarian journal, died at age 74. He was a Unitarian and associated with many Unitarians of his day, including Charles Dickens, Harriet Martineau, and Charles Lamb. He is best remembered for his poems “Abou ben Adhem” and “Jennie Kissed Me.”

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