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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.
We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim --objects press around us, filling the mind with their magnitude and with the throng of desires that wait upon them. . .

We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
When a person dies who does any one thing better than anyone else in the world, which so many others are trying to do well, it leaves a gap in society.
To great evils we submit; we resent little provocations.
Those only deserve a monument who do not need one.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "On the Feeling of Immortality in Youth," published unsigned in Monthly Magazine (March 1827; repr. in Complete Works, vol. 17, ed. by P. P. Howe, 1932).
R: The Plain Speaker, "On Dreams" (1826).
A: (On the death of John Cavanagh, the fives-player) The Indian Jugglers
N: On Great and Little Things."

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