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The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things

William Hazlitt

1. 01 - On the Prose Style of Poets, part 1
2. 02 - On the Prose Style of Poets, part 2
3. 03 - On Dreams
4. 04 - On the Conversation of Authors
5. 05 - On the Same Subject Continued
6. 06 - On Reason and Imagination
7. 07 - On Application to Study
8. 08 - On Londoners and Country People, part 1
9. 09 - On Londoners and Country People, part 2
10. 10 - On the Spirit of Obligations
11. 11 - On the Old Age of Artists
12. 12 - On Envy (A Dialogue)
13. 13 - On Sitting for One's Picture
14. 14 - Whether Genius is Conscious of its Powers
15. 15 - On the Pleasure of Hating
16. 16 - On Dr. Spurzheim's Theory, part 1
17. 17 - On Dr. Spurzheim's Theory, part 2
18. 18 - On Egotism, part 1
19. 19 - On Egotism, part 2
20. 20 - Hot and Cold
21. 21 - The New School of Reform: a Dialogue Between a Rationalist and a Sentimentalist, part 1
22. 22 - The New School of Reform: a Dialogue Between a Rationalist and a Sentimentalist, part 2
23. 23 - On the Qualifications Necessary to Success in Life, part 1
24. 24 - On the Qualifications Necessary to Success in Life, part 2
25. 25 - On the Look of a Gentleman
26. 26 - On Reading Old Books
27. 27 - On Personal Character, part 1
28. 28 - On Personal Character, part 2
29. 29 - On People of Sense
30. 30 - On Antiquity
31. 31 - On the Difference Between Writing and Speaking, part 1
32. 32 - On the Difference Between Writing and Speaking, part 2
33. 33 - On a Portrait of an English Lady by Vandyke, part 1
34. 34 - On a Portrait of an English Lady by Vandyke, part 2
35. 35 - On Novelty and Familiarity, part 1
36. 36 - On Novelty and Familiarity, part 2
37. 37 - On Old English Writers and Speakers, part 1
38. 38 - On Old English Writers and Speakers, part 2
39. 39 - Madame Pasta and Mademoiselle Mars
40. 40 - Sir Walter Scott, Racine and Shakespeare
41. 41 - On Depth and Superficiality, part 1
42. 42 - On Depth and Superficiality, part 2
43. 43 - On Respectable People
44. 44 - On the Jealousy and the Spleen of Party, part 1
45. 45 - On the Jealousy and the Spleen of Party, part 2

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The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things is a posthumous collection of essays by William Hazlitt, organized by his grandson, William Carew Hazlitt. The book contains some of Hazlitt's more famous essays that hadn't been previously published in book format.