English essayist, 1778-1830, author of countless essays on drama, poetry and history, as wel as travel books and letters.
Fishburn and Hughes: "An English critic and essayist. 'Hazlitt's infinite Shakespeare' refers to Hazlitt's Lectures on the English Poets (1818), where he wrote: 'He was just like any other man, but that he was like all other men.... He was nothing in himself; but he was all that others were or that they could become.' Borges paraphrases these words in 'From Someone to Nobody' (TL 341) and develops Hazlitt's idea in 'Everything and Nothing' (CF 319)" (86)