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.
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.
In a notebook dated 1771 Horace Walpole
imagined coming upon a 'Grecian' and a Gothic building, having never before encountered either style.
When Brown died on February 6, 1783, Horace Walpole
, the Earl of Oxford and son of Britain's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole, wrote: "Lady Nature's second husband is dead.
When Hawthorne constructed his romance, he looked back to the haunted castles of his British counterpart, Horace Walpole
, for literary material.
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.
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 story starts in 1764, when English author Horace Walpole
had a vivid dream about a giant armored hand on a staircase in an ancient castle.
However, during our interview, one customer came in looking for a book on the Kray twins while an elderly gentleman wanted to know if Andrew had any more books by Horace Walpole
, the English author who died in 1797
Or one could move through it at random, putting one's faith in serendipity, a word brought back into the vernacular by several authors cited in the book, though still faithful to its meaning as coined by Horace Walpole
of "always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of".
That arch 18th century gadfly, Horace Walpole
, (1717-1797) one of the finest diarists we have had in this country, and the owner and decorator of Strawberry Hill, is mentioned by Turner in relation to the cost of preserved specimens.