Horace Walpole

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Noun1.Horace Walpole - English writer and historianHorace Walpole - English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
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Yet Horace Walpole wrote a goblin tale which has thrilled through many a bosom; and George Ellis could transfer all the playful fascination of a humour, as delightful as it was uncommon, into his Abridgement of the Ancient Metrical Romances.
The south west London district - then part of Middlesex - was chosen for the purpose by poet Alexander Pope as well as Horace Walpole, the author of the first Gothic novel; and Henrietta Howard, Countess of Sussex and the mistress of King George II among others.
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Their scope was rather different: while 'Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill' offered an unrivalled chance to encounter Horace Walpole's collection at home, 'A Dream of Italy' at the Louvre resurrected past modes of classification and display.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary serendipity was coined by English author Horace Walpole who had stumbled upon a "fairy tale called 'The Three Princes of Serendip." Walpole said the three princes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of."
New discourses and visions are invoked to argue that pet keeping became ever more socially acceptable, evinced in the lives of Lady Isabella Wentworth, William Cowper, Gilbert White, and Horace Walpole, and in the new genre of pet portraiture.
I am afraid, however, that the implausibly high-minded interpretations, which work to divert from the irrepressible frivolity of Horace Walpole's work, ultimately run the risk of incurring the critical judgment of frivolity upon themselves.
While offering useful approaches to the text, critics interpreting the romance's opening have yet to note that beneath the surface of Hawthorne's theory of romance and the tale's moral lie allusions to Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764) that, like corpses in a Gothic tale, are crying out to be exhumed and examined.
One revealed art historian Horace Walpole offered PS300 for anyone who could obtain Shakespeare's skull.
As Britain prepares for next month's general election, the company is also musing on the fact that it has been in continuous business since Sir Horace Walpole - the man popularly recognised as the first British prime minister - took office in 1740.
Her studio drew a public audience, and she was a cultural ambassador throughout the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars as well as a satirized bluestocking, inheritor of Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill estate, a novelist, and an actress.
Its origin is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto, subtitled (in its second edition) "A Gothic Story." The effect of Gothic fiction feeds on a pleasing sort of terror, an extension of Romantic literary pleasures that were relatively new at the time of Walpole's novel.