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OF THE LATE
NOTICE OF HIS LIFE,
BY HIS SON,
AND THOUGHTS ON HIS GENIUS AND WRITINGS,
E. L. BULWER, Esq., M.P.
AND MR SERGEANT TALFOURD, M.P.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.
Written on seeing BEWICK's Chalk Drawing of the Head of HAZLITT.
BY SHERIDAN KNOWLES.
Thus HAZLITT looked! There's life in every line!
Ah! in the gaze of that entranced eye,
Humid, yet burning, there beams passion's flame,
While round the lips, the odour of a sigh
Yet hovers fondly, and its shadow sits Beneath the channel of the glowing thought
And fire-clothed eloquence, which comes in fits Like Pythiac inspiration!—Bewick, taught
By thee, in vain doth slander's venom'd dart
Do its foul work 'gainst him. This head must own a heart.
Essay IX.-On Tooke's " Diversions of Purley"