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Those only deserve a monument who do not need one.

 
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William Hazlitt, 1778-1830, English Writer, Characteristics

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William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt
  • Born: April 10, 1778
  • Died: September 18, 1830
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Critic

William Hazlitt was an English essayist, drama and literary critic, painter, social commentator, and philosopher. He is now considered one of the greatest critics and essayists in the history of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. He is also acknowledged as the finest art critic of his age. Despite his high standing among historians of literature and art, his work is currently little read and mostly out of print.

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