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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

Hazlitt, William. An English critic and prose-writer; born in Maidstone, Kent, April 10, 1778; died at London, Sept. 18, 1830. He was at first a painter. His characteristic work is interesting but bizarre, like himself. ‘Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays’; ‘Lectures on English Poets’; ‘The Spirit of the Age’; and other collected volumes of his essays, are still widely read. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).