Quotation by William Hazlitt

He talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever.
William Hazlitt (1778–1830), British essayist. Lectures on the English Poets, "On the Living Poets," (1818).

Coleridge was the first poet Hazlitt had ever known, and produced an unforgettable effect on him: "His thoughts did not seem to come with labour and effort; but as if borne on gusts of genius, and as if the wings of his imagination lifted him off from his feet.... His mind was clothed with wings; and raised on them, he lifted philosophy to heaven."
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