Friday, May 1, 2009

May 1: What Would You Ask Judas Iscariot? (Vol. 27, pp. 270-283)

The 19th century English essayist William Hazlett's "Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen," is a rambling mess of an essay about a discussion he and his friends had — what famous people would they most like to meet? Newton, Boccaccio, Cromwell, Chaucer and Judas were among those on the list. It's not the best example of his work, but it is sadly the only one in this series. He deserves better.

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