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The Conversation: Lifting the whole world: Leigh Hunt’s message for Christmas Day

By Robert Morrison, Professor of English Language and Literature, Queen’s University
This article is republished from The Conversation.

As Christmas and the winter holiday season approaches, Leigh Hunt comes often to mind. He is a 19th-century English writer who grappled with a question that is as relevant today as it was two centuries ago when Hunt first tried to answer it: how can we celebrate and enjoy ourselves at Christmas when there is so much misery in the world?

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