[Literature] The Spirit of the Age; Or, Contemporary Portraits by William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)-Leni

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Post by soupy » February 27th, 2020, 6:07 pm

The Spirit of the Age; Or, Contemporary Portraits by William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830).
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William Hazlitt was a keen observer of his time and the people populating the literary landscape before the year 1830. He presents short monographs on such illustrious persons as Jeremy Bentham 1748—1832, known for his philosophy of utility, William Godwin 1756-1836, who raised the standard of morality above the reach of humanity, Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834, Edward Irving 1792-1834, who keeps the public in awe by insulting all their favourite idols, Horne Tooke 1736-1812, who was tried for high treason, Sir Walter Scott 1771-1832, Lord Byron 1778-1824, Thomas Campbell 1777-1834, who wrote Pleasures of Hope, James Mackintosh 1765-1832, appointed Recorder (chief judge) of Bombay in 1804, William Wordsworth 1770-1850, Thomas Malthus 1766-1834, who wrote in answer to Mr. Godwin, William Gifford 1756-1826 , who edited The Quarterly Review, Francis Jeffrey 1773-1850, who edited The Edinburgh Review, Henry Brougham 1778–1868, who founded The Edinburgh Review in 1802, Francis Burdett 1770-1834, one of the most pleasing speakers in the House, and a prodigious favourite of the English people, William Wilberforce 1759-1833, whose first object and principle of action is to do what he thinks right, Robert Southey 1774-1843, the best and most natural prose-writer of any poet of the day, Thomas Moore 1779-1852, who wrote Fables for the Holy Alliance, and Leigh Hunt 1784-1859, we will venture to oppose his Third Canto of the Story of Rimini for classic elegance and natural feeling to any equal number of lines from Mr. Southey's Epics or from Mr. Moore's Lalla Rookh. Charles Lamb 1775-1834 wrote Essays of Elia under his pseudonym Elia and Washington Irvine 1783-1859 wrote under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon. Hazlitt compares the two in his final essay. He often refers to the person he’s writing about as Mr. Irvine, without even mentioning the first name. Zeitgeist is the spirit of the age in German. (Craig Campbell)
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Post by Leni » February 28th, 2020, 11:10 am

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ETA: And here it is. You had marked 00 sections in the form, so I added 17 sections, but we can change that. Let me know if anything looks wrong.
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Post by soupy » February 28th, 2020, 1:45 pm

Thanks for taking on another of my projects Leni :thumbs:

I think I have it as I want it

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Post by soupy » February 29th, 2020, 5:18 am

I'll take section 1

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Post by Kazbek » March 2nd, 2020, 9:13 pm

I'd like to read section 3.

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Post by soupy » March 3rd, 2020, 3:39 am

Section 3 is yours Kazbek :thumbs:

Thanks

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Post by Leni » March 3rd, 2020, 6:24 am

Moving us to Readers Wanted.
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Post by BillTurns » March 10th, 2020, 6:50 am

I still have time for DPL activities. I'd be glad to provide my time to this project if welcomed.

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Post by soupy » March 10th, 2020, 7:11 am

Thanks Bill.

Your DPL skills will be greatly appreciated :thumbs:

Leni will give you access to the Window of windows.

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Post by Leni » March 10th, 2020, 6:52 pm

BillTurns wrote:
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I still have time for DPL activities. I'd be glad to provide my time to this project if welcomed.

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Post by soupy » March 12th, 2020, 1:19 pm

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Post by BillTurns » March 16th, 2020, 7:40 am

soupy wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Section 1

Jeremy Bentham

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Section 01 : PL OK

Mr. Hazlett sure considers himself capable of critiquing Mr. Bentham. His own opinions on what drives humanity could be assessed in our present understanding derived from many logicians and analysts of the last 90 years studying what makes people tick and categorizing our leanings.

@Soupy, thank you. This could easily have been a dry read, and you kept it interesting.

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Post by soupy » March 16th, 2020, 7:43 am

Thanks Bill

I like it because Mr. Hazlett is his contemporary :D

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Post by StevenWatson » March 18th, 2020, 1:54 pm

I'd very much like to read Section 6 "Walter Scott"?

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Post by soupy » March 18th, 2020, 2:45 pm

Section 6 is yours StevenWatson :thumbs:

What display name would you like to use?

And Welcome to Librivox - please let me know if you have any questions.

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