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 (hăz′lĭt, hāz′-), William 1778-1830.
British essayist noted for his trenchant literary criticism. His works include Characters of Shakespeare's Plays (1817).
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(Biography) William. 1778–1830, English critic and essayist: works include Characters of Shakespeare's Plays (1817), Table Talk (1821), and The Plain Speaker (1826)
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(ˈhæz lɪt)

William, 1778–1830, English essayist.
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I am glad to remember that at the same time I exulted in these ferocities I had mind enough and heart enough to find pleasure in the truer and finer work, the humaner work of other writers, like Hazlitt, and Leigh Hunt, and Lamb, which became known to me at a date I cannot exactly fix.
"You don't know how we women envy you men those wonderful walking-tours we can only read about in Hazlitt or Stevenson.
Hazlitt's translation, Montaigne's account of his journey into Italy, and am struck with nothing more agreeably than the self- respecting fashions of the time.
Lamb (1775-1834), the delightfully whimsical essayist and lover of Shakspere; William Hazlitt
Or so I was reminded last year while researching a magazine profile of the great English writer William Hazlitt.
Since 1946, Henry Hazlitt's bestselling Economics in One Lesson has popularized the belief that economics can be boiled down to one simple lesson: Market prices represent the true cost of everything.
Two main preoccupations of Kevin Gilmartin's account of Hazlitt speak to his own troubled Afterword in his earlier book, Print Politics, in which he felt that Hazlitt's wilful skepticism situated him "outside the scope" of his book's topic.
There is a spider crawling along the floor mat, William Hazlitt tells us (in an immortal essay from 1826 called "On the Pleasure of Hating"), and he hates it.
Magazine, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and Tin House, among others.
Wolfson finds examples in the writing of Hazlitt, Shelley, Byron, Yeats, Keats, and Wordsworth, among others.
His Economics in Three Lessons is a "sequel" to Henry Hazlitt's classic Economics in One Lesson, a 1946 book about free-market economics.
(9) My mapping of the negative trajectory of his idealism begins with recalling an important but neglected Romantic precursor, William Hazlitt. In his new "Preface" to the second edition of Modern Painters I (1844), Ruskin propounds for the first time, and to silence his detractors, a theory of the ideal, formulated in retrospect to justify the principles of criticism already asserted in the body of his text.