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Thursday, April 10, 2003


William Hazlitt, literary critic, friend to Lamb and Keats, was born this day in 1778.

Here is one of Hazlitt's many snappy lines: "Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be."

And here is a dog laughing.

Which means nothing, except perhaps that the dog never read Hazlitt.


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