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The plain speaker : opinions on books, men, and things : in two volumes.

Author: William Hazlitt; Henry Colburn; Thomas Davison; J. Nichols and Son,
Publisher: London : Henry Colburn ..., 1826.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Marbled papers (Papers)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830.
Plain speaker.
London, H. Colburn, 1826
(OCoLC)645830998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hazlitt; Henry Colburn; Thomas Davison; J. Nichols and Son,
OCLC Number: 1019661
Notes: Anonymous. By William Hazlitt.
"London: Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars"--Verso of title pages.
Colophon of vol. 2: London: Printed by J. Nichols and Son.
Errata: page [2] of vol. 1.
Credits: Anonymous. By William Hazlitt.
Description: 2 volumes ; 23 cm
Contents: The prose style of poets --
Dreams --
The conversation of authors --
Reason and imagination --
Application to study --
Londoners and country people --
The spirit of obligations --
The old age of artists --
Envy --
Sitting for one's picture --
Whether genius is conscious of its powers? --
The pleasure of hating --
Dr. Spurzheim's theory --
Egotism --
Hot and cold --
The new school of reform --
The qualifications necessary to success in life --
The look of a gentleman --
Reading old books --
Personal character --
People of sense --
Antiquity --
The difference between writing and speaking --
A portrait of an English lady / Vandyke --
Novelty and familiarity --
Old English writers and speakers --
Madame Pasta and Mademoiselle Mars --
Scott, Racine, and Shakespeare --
Depth and superficiality --
Respectable people --
The jealousy and the spleen of party.

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