William Hazlitt Quotes

William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830) was an English essayist, critic, painter, journalist, and philosopher. Although he was born in England, he spent his early years in Ireland and the United States, returning to England in 1787. After attending the New College at Hackney, he worked as a portrait painter and a lecturer, as he was unable to yet earn a living as a writer. Then, in 1812, he was hired as a reporter by The Morning Chronicle where he began writing drama and literary criticism as well as political essays, soon becoming an established journalist. He is best remembered for his humanistic essays, many of which were written during very difficult personal times. Most of them are included in his two most famous collections, Table Talk (1821) and The Plain Speaker (1826).

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