William Hazlitt

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William Hazlitt (10 April 1778 – 18 September 1830) was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as an art critic, drama critic, social commentator, and philosopher. He was also a painter. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel J ...
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He talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever.
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It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.
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The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
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There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.
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Humour is the making others act or talk absurdly and unconsciously; wit is the pointing out and ridiculing that absurdity consciously, and with more or less ill-nature.


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