The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XII. The Romantic Revival.

VII. Hazlitt



Works. Edd. Waller, A. R. and Glover, A. 12 volumes and index. 1902–6. [Includes everything save The Life of Napoleon.]


Several volumes have been published in Bohn’s Library, in Everyman Library and in the Temple Classics.

Dramatic Essays, with introduction and notes. Edd. Archer, W. and Lowe, R. W. 1895.

Recent editions of a number of essays, with introduction, by Zeitlin, Jacob, Oxford, 1913; and Howe, W. D., Boston, U. S. A., 1913.


An Essay on the Principles of Human Action … with Remarks on the System of Hartley and Helvetius. 1805.

Free Thoughts on Public Affairs. 1806.

An Abridgment of The Light of Nature Pursued, by Abraham Tucker. 1807.

The Eloquence of the British Senate. Parliamentary Speeches and Notes. 1807.

A Reply to the Essay on Population by the Rev. T. R. Malthus. 1807.

A New and Improved Grammar of the English Tongue, etc. 1810.

Memoir of Thomas Holcroft, written by himself, etc. Continued by Hazlitt. 1816.

The Round Table. [From The Examiner.] 2 vols. 1817.

Characters of Shakspeare’s Plays. 1817, 1818. 3rd edn. 1838.

A View of the English Stage; or, a Series of Dramatic Criticisms. 1818, 1821.

Lectures on the English Poets. 1818, 1819.

A Letter to William Gifford, Esq. 1819.

Lectures on the English Comic Writers. 1819.

Political Essays, with Sketches of Public Characters. 1819, 1822.

Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth. 1820.

Table Talk; or, Original Essays on Man and Manners. 1821–2. 2nd edn. 1824.

Liber Amoiris; or, The New Pygmalion. 1823. Ed., with additional matter, by Le Gallienne, R. 1893.

Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld’s Maxims. 1823, 1837.

Sketches of the Principal Picture Galleries in England, with a criticism on “Marriage à la Mode.” [In part from The London Magazine.] 1824.

The Spirit of the Age; or, Contemporary Portraits. 1825.

Select Poets of Great Britain, with critical notices. 1825.

The Plain Speaker; or, Opinions on Books, Men, and Things. 2 vols. 1826.

Notes of a Journey through France and Italy. [From The Morning Chronicle.] 1826.

Boswell Redivivus. The New Monthly Magazine. 1826–7.

The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte. Vols. 1 and II. 1828. Vols. III and IV. 1830.

Conversations of James Northcote, Esq., R. A. 1830. Ed., with introductory essay on Hazlitt as art critic, by Gosse, E. 1894.

Literary Remains of the late William Hazlitt, with a notice of his life by his Son; and Thoughts on his genius and writings by Bulwer, E. L. and Talfourd, T. N. 2 vols. 1836.

Sketches and Essays, now first collected. 1839. Republished as Men and Manners. 1852.

Criticisms on Art, etc. 1843, 1844.

Winterslow: Essays and Characters written there. 1850.

A. More Important Contemporary Criticism in Magazines

Blackwood’s Magazine. February, 1818; March, 1818; April, 1818; June, 1818; August, 1818; July, 1822; August, 1822; July, 1824; March, 1825.

Edinburgh Review. August, 1817; November, 1820.

London Magazine. February, 1820; April, 1821; May, 1821; June, 1823; June, 1825.

Monthly Review. Vol. XCII, p. 53; vol. XCIII, p. 59; ibid. p. 250; vol. CI, p. 55; vol. CVII, p. 1; vol, CX, p. 113; vol. CXXIII, p. 275.

Quarterly Review. Vol. XVII, p. 154; vol. XVIII, p. 458; vol. XXII, p. 158; vol. XXVI, p. 103; vol. XXIX, p. 424.

B. In other Works

Birrell, A. William Hazlitt. (English Men of Letters Series.) 1902.

Dana, R. H. Poems and Prose Writings. Philadelphia, 1883.

De Quincey, T. Works. Ed. Masson, D. Vols. V and VI. 1889.

Douady, J. Vie de William Hazlitt, l’Essayiste. Paris, 1907.

—— Liste chronologique des œuvres de William Hazlitt. Paris, 1906.

Elton, Oliver. A Survey of English Literature (1780–1830). 1912.

Encyclopaedia Britannica. 11th edn. Vol. XIII. Cambridge, 1910.

Gilchrist, Mrs. Anne. Mary Lamb. 1883.

Gilfillan, G. William Hazlitt. Galleries of literary portraits. Vol. II. 1857.

—— Hazlitt and Hallam. Galleries of literary portraits. Vol. II. 1857.

Haydon, B. R. Correspondence and Table Talk. 2 vols. 1876.

Hazlitt, W. C. Memoirs of William Hazlitt. 2 vols. 1867.

—— Four generations of a literary family: the Hazlitts in England, Ireland, and America; their friends and their fortunes, 1725–1896. 2 vols. 1897.

—— Lamb and Hazlitt: Letters and Records. 1899.

Herford, C. H. The Age of Wordsworth. 1899.

Hunt, Leigh. Autobiography. 3 vols. 1850.

—— Dramatic Essays. Edd. Archer, W. and Lowe, R. W. 1894.

Ireland, A. List of the writings of William Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt, chronologically arranged and with notes. 1868.

—— William Hazlitt, Essayist and Critic. With memoir. 1889. [This volume contains selections.]

Irwin, S. T. Hazlitt and Lamb. The Quarterly Review. Vol. CCIV, no. CCCCVI. Jan., 1906.

Keats, John. Letters. Ed. Forman, H. B. 1895.

Lang, Andrew. Life of John Gibson Lockhart. 2 vols. 1897.

Lucas, E. V. The Life of Charles Lamb. 5th edn. 1910.

Martineau, Harriet. History of England during the Thirty Years’ Peace. 2 vols. 1849–50.

Mitford, Mary Russell. Life and Letters. Ed. L’Estrange, A. G. 3 vols. 1870.

More, P. E. The Shelburne Essays. 2nd series. 1905.

Patmore, Peter George (1786–1855). My Friends and Acquaintance. 3 vols. 1854.

—— Rejected Articles. 1826.

Procter, Bryan Waller (Barry Cornwall). An Autobiographical Fragment and Biographical Notes. Ed. Patmore, Coventry. Boston, 1877.

Robinson, H. C. The manuscript of the Diary of Henry Crabb Robinson in the Dr. Williams Library, London. [Unpublished.]

Saintsbury, G. Hazlitt. Essays in English Literature (1780–1860). 1890.

—— History of Criticism. 3 vols. 1900–4.

Stephen, Sir L. Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. XXV. 1891.

—— Hours in a Library. New edn. Vol. II. 1892.

Stevenson, R. L. Letters. Ed. Colvin, Sir S. 4 vols. 1911.

Stoddard, R. H. Personal Recollections of Lamb, Hazlitt, and others. 1903.

Whipple, E. P. Essays and Reviews. 2 vols. 1856.

Williams, Orlo. Life and Letters of John Rickman. 1912.

Winchester, C. T. A Group of English Essayists. New York, 1910.

Wordsworth, W. Letters. Ed. Knight, W. 1907.