William Hazlitt (1778–1830)
The alienation of Hazlitt and Wordsworth, taking place over a short period of time, bears a disquieting resemblance to the incidents leading eventually to De Quincey’s fall from grace. (Hazlitt used the term ‘estrangement’ to characterize the shock he experienced when he discovered the human failings of a poet he had once admired greatly.)
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