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1930. Hazlitt was an English writer remembered for his humanitarian essays. He was one of the great masters of the miscellaneous essay, displaying a keen intellect, sensibility, and wide scope of interest and knowledge. His best-known work is The Spirit of the Age, a collection of portraits of his contemporaries, including Lamb, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Jeremy Bentham, and S ...more
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Published July 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1830)
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On actors and acting - Their life is a voluntary dream; a studied madness.
IAGO - O grace! O heaven forgive me!
Are you a man? Have you a soul or sense? God be with you: take mine office. O wretched fool. That liv'st to maske thine honesty a vice!
Oh minstrous worls! Take note, take note, O world!
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William Hazlitt was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarian and philosopher. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell, but his work is currently little-read and mostly out of print. During his lifetime he befriended many people who are no ...more
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