Feeling somewhat better lately - less
miserable - I also can do a little more, and used that to prepare
Hazlitt's Table-Talk Volume II on line for my site. The background was
given in More
Hazlitt: Table-Talk Volume I so here are links to the
title-indexes for the volumes:
Meanwhile, I have also provided links
to names and terms used in by Hazlitt in Volume I, and have done the
first 10 (from 16), which is considerable more trouble than copying and
pasting from Project
Gutenberg's edition of the two volumes in 1 big html file.
You find that under the last link, and I should say
that meanwhile I have corrected several typos in it - between 5 and 10 -
that hit my eye, all apparently scanning errors of one letter, and/or a
lack of French accents in French words.
Incidentally, since I am not a lit crit nor a
professor of English Literature I take no scholarly pride in correcting
misprints and typos, and do so without saying, on the principles that
Hazlitt knew how to spell, and would have wanted to see this corrected.
Also, since I do intend to write my notes to these
essays - that is one of the reasons to have them on my site: To be able
to comment on them, as is the whole section of philosophers
it certainly is also my intention to compare the
edition on my site with my paper editions of
Table-Talk in Everyman's
Library, though I also do not intend to do any close
This is to be done later, and as is there is as of
today a full version of Table-Talk on my site, with the first third
meanwhile also provided with links, mostly to Wikipedia entries, for
names and terms
Hazlitt uses, that I also intend to provide for all essays, simply
because it is quite helpful, and seems to me what internet and html are
very good for: Linking information.
Indeed, being myself of a decidedly scholarly type of
mind, it is quite clear to me that being a scholar with a computer with
fast internet is quite different from being a scholar with a
typewriter and a good personal library, and maybe I should write out one
of these days some of the salient differences.
That's again a later eventuality, and for the moment
you can read
Table-Talk on my site if you want to.