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William Hazlitt
(1778-1830) born on
Apr 10
English writer, essayist. He wrote "Characters of Shakespeare's Plays," 1817; also noted for essays on value of humanity.
Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think and talk better than to read or write; who, however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote.

Belief is with them mechanical, voluntary: they believe what they are paid for --they swear to that which turns to account. Do you suppose, that after years spent in this manner, they have any feeling left. . .?
Dandyism is. . . a variety of genius.
Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope.
Everyone in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; 9 out of 10 have the inclination.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Lectures on the English Poets, "On Swift, Young, Gray, Collins &c." (1818).
R: Writing of the Tory press, in London Weekly Review (17 May 1828).
A: The Spirit Of The Age, "Lord Byron" (1825).
N: Characteristics," 35
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

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