William Hazlitt

  1. On the Ignorance of the Learned
  2. The Indian Jugglers
  3. On Going a Journey
  4. On Familiar Style
  5. On the Fear of Death
  6. On Reading Old Books
  7. A Farewell to Essay-Writing
  8. My First Acquaintance With Poets
  9. Of Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen
  10. The Fight
  11. Why Distant Objects Please
  12. Common Sense
  13. On Fashion
  14. The Sick Chamber
  15. On Actors and Acting I
  16. On Actors and Acting II
  17. On the Pleasure of Painting I
  18. On the Pleasure of Painting II
  19. On the Conversation of Authors I
  20. On the Conversation of Authors II
  21. On a Landscape of Nicholas Poussin

PART II

  1. William Hazlitt : A Life-Sketch
  2. The Principal Works of William Hazlitt
  3. Hazlitt as an Essayist
  4. Hazlitt as a Literary Critic
  5. Hazlitt's Prose Style
  6. A Critical Study of Selected Essays
  • On the Ignorance of the Learned
  • The Indian Jugglers
  • On Going a Journey 51
  • On Familiar Style 61
  • On the Fear of Death 68
  • On Reading Old Books 76
  • A Farewell to Essay-Writing 84
  • My First Acquaintance With Poets 91
  • Of Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen 103
  • The Fight 115
  • Why Distant Objects Please 124
  • Common Sense 128
  • On Fashion 132
  • The Sick Chamber 136
  • On Actors and Acting I 140
  • On Actors and Acting II 144
  • On the Pleasure of Painting I 148
  • On the Pleasure of Painting II 153
  • On the Conversation of Authors I 158
  • On the Conversation of Authors II 165
  • On a Landscape of Nicholas Poussin 172
  • On Prejudice 176
  • On People With One Idea 179
  • On Effeminacy of Character 182
  • On the Disadvantages of Intellectual Superiority 186
  • On the Picturesque and Ideal 191
  • On the Want of Money 193
  • On Vulgarity and Affectation 198
  • On Coffee-House Politicians 202

7. Important Questions with Complete Answers