William Hazlitt

Standard Name: Hazlitt, William


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Education Bryher
Her favourite edition, adapted by Isabelle de Montolieu (who had first translated Wyss's German into French in 1814), omitted most of the sermons from the book, and emphasized the adventures.
Bryher,. The Heart to Artemis: A Writer’s Memoirs. Collins.
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Family and Intimate relationships Coventry Patmore
His father, Peter George Patmore , was a writer and journalist. He edited The New Monthly Magazine from 1841 to 1853, and counted among his friends William Hazlitt , Charles Lamb , Richard Monckton Milnes
Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Webster
AW 's maternal grandfather, Joseph Hume , was a translator of Dante , and a friend of Charles Lamb , William Hazlitt , and William Godwin .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
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Friends, Associates Mary Shelley
Visitors to the family included William Wordsworth , William Hazlitt , Charles Lamb , Thomas Holcroft , Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Maria Edgeworth .
Hill-Miller, Katherine C. ’My Hideous Progeny’: Mary Shelley, William Godwin, and the Father-Daughter Relationship. University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses.
Sunstein, Emily W. Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality. Little, Brown.
Mellor, Anne K. Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters. Routledge.
Friends, Associates Mary Cowden Clarke
In addition to meeting Dickens as a result of her theatrical activities, MCC and her husband met William Hazlitt through a shared duty of theatre reviewing, and she became friends with Mary Howitt , and...
Friends, Associates Eliza Fenwick
Other more or less radical friends of EF included Thomas Holcroft , Anne Plumptre , Elizabeth Benger , Jane Porter , Henry Crabb Robinson , Charles and Mary Lamb , and their friend Sarah Stoddart
Friends, Associates Leigh Hunt
While serving his sentence in the Surrey Gaol in Horsemonger Lane (missing his family and ill with lung disease caused by confinement), LH received as visitors Maria Edgeworth , William Hazlitt , Jeremy Bentham ,...
Friends, Associates John Keats
Keats was taught and was influenced as a young man by Charles Cowden Clarke . Another important literary friendship was that with Leigh Hunt , then Percy and Mary Shelley and William Hazlitt .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Friends, Associates Mary Lamb
The Lambs also knew well members of related circles, Robert Southey , William Hazlitt , and Thomas De Quincey . In the first year of her new life Mary met William Godwin , Thomas Manning
Friends, Associates Mary Bryan
MB approached Sir Walter Scott on 10 June 1818, seeking the furtherance of her literary career. The extant correspondence spans nine years. His side does not survive, and there is no evidence that they ever...
Friends, Associates Adelaide Procter
AP 's parents entertained a circle of well-known literary personages, including Leigh Hunt , William Hazlitt , Thomas Moore , Wordsworth , Tennyson , Longfellow , and Henry James . Intimates of the household included...
Health Mary Lamb
Mary herself, her brother Charles, and the general public all accepted that at the moment of the killing she had not known what she was doing. Charles was relieved from nameless fears when a week...
Literary responses Susanna Centlivre
SC is said to have made a very good living from the theatre in the later years of her career, and to have cannily invested her savings in portable property like jewellery and silverware.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Literary responses Anna Brownell Jameson
Characteristics of Women was well received as a work of Shakespeare criticism: reviewers and literary critics placed it alongside the work of Hazlitt , Coleridge , and Schlegel .
Desmet, Christy. “’Intercepting the Dew-Drop’: Female Readers and Readings in Anna Jameson’s Shakespearean Criticism”. Women’s Re-Visions of Shakespeare, edited by Marianne Novy, University of Illinois Press, pp. 41-57.
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
The book received far less attention than Morgan's other recent publications. William Hazlitt , however, even though he shared her progressive political stance, rapped her over the knuckles in the Edinburgh Review for presuming to...


1798: Thomas Robert Malthus anonymously published...

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Thomas Robert Malthus anonymously published in LondonAn Essay on the Principle of Population, which later attached his name to the birth control movement.

10 December 1806: Charles Lamb's farce Mr H— opened at Drury...

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10 December 1806

Charles Lamb 's farceMr H— opened at Drury Lane . Its dashing coxcomb protagonist cuts a swathe through the ladies at Bath until it comes out that his name is Hogsflesh, when they drop him hurriedly.

Probably October 1807: William Hazlitt published A Reply to the...

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Probably October 1807

William Hazlitt published A Reply to the Essay on Population, by the Rev. T. R. Malthus.

By May 1816: William Hazlitt edited, completed, expanded,...

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By May 1816

William Hazlitt edited, completed, expanded, and published The Life of Thomas Holcroft, which had been left unfinished when the radical Thomas Holcroft died.

1818: William Hazlitt published A View of the English...

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William Hazlitt published A View of the English Stage.

13 January 1818: William Hazlitt delivered the first of eight...

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13 January 1818

William Hazlitt delivered the first of eight talks which were published as Lectures on the English Poets.

Early 1818: William Hazlitt opened On the Living Poets,...

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Early 1818

William Hazlitt opened On the Living Poets, the last of his Lectures on the English Poets, with a statement on gender issues.

1 November 1818: William Hazlitt gave the first lecture in...

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1 November 1818

William Hazlitt gave the first lecture in his series entitled Lectures on the English Comic Writers.

April 1821: William Hazlitt published the first volume...

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April 1821

William Hazlitt published the first volume of Table Talk, a collection of essays.

May 1823: William Hazlitt published his scandalously...

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May 1823

William Hazlitt published his scandalously eroticLiber Amoris.

1825: William Hazlitt published The Spirit of the...

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William Hazlitt published The Spirit of the Age, a history of the present of the Romantic period.

18 November 1827: William Hazlitt, in The Examiner, attacked...

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18 November 1827

William Hazlitt , in The Examiner, attacked what he called the Dandy School of novelists like Theodore Hook ; he used the phrase which originated the term silver forknovel.


Hazlitt, William et al. “Introduction”. The Life of Thomas Holcroft, edited by Elbridge Colby, Constable, 1925, p. 1: xv - lv.
Holcroft, Thomas, and William Hazlitt. Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft. Oxford University Press, 1926.
Hazlitt, William. The Collected Works of William Hazlitt. Editor Howe, Percival Presland, J. M. Dent, 1930.
Holcroft, Thomas, and William Hazlitt. The Life of Thomas Holcroft. Editor Colby, Elbridge, Constable, 1925.
Hazlitt, William. The Spirit of the Age. H. Colborne, 1825.