A rondeau (also called by the title "Rondeau" instead of "Jenny Kissed Me" at times), the most famous poem by Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) was penned after he was stricken during an influenza epidemic. Hunt unexpectedly recovered and visited the home of writer Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). When he came through the door, Carlyle’s wife, Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866), surprised to see him alive and well, jumped up and kissed him.