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Portrait of Leigh Hunt
It was writer Leigh Hunt who introduced the Carlyles to the delights of Chelsea when he recommended they took 24 Cheyne Row. Hunt himself lived just round the corner at 22 Upper Cheyne Row. Although they enjoyed Hunt's company Jane Carlyle was horrified by Marianne's lack of household skills and their large brood of unruly children. Even Hunt described his wife's housekeeping as "hugger-mugger, unthrifty and sordid". Their friendship died when Leigh Hunt moved to Kensington.
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