William Hazlitt’s trail-blazing essay on staged fights in the English countryside, considered “blackguard” in its day, still speaks to the thrill of sporting events.
William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830) was an English philosopher, painter, and writer of essays famous for their humanistic qualities. A noted literary and drama critic whose works fell into obscurity, Hazlitt is today considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language.
Posts by William Hazlitt
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.