This evening after a series of minor vexations – son sick, Gamecocks clobbered, eye invaded by wayward particle – I got to thinking about Horace Walpole’s observation that “[l]ife is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.” I quote Walpole when I’m teaching tragedy and ask students to offer an interpretation. 569 more words
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Last Saturday 19 November, 10 members of SocHistColl were able to enjoy an exclusive tour of Horace Walpole’s most extraordinary creation, his villa named Strawberry Hill, guided by its Research Curator Silvia Davoli. 188 more words
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Manuscript catalogue on paper of the print collection of William Oldys, mostly written in his own hand. Most of the catalogue entries are presented in one alphabetized list and note the artist, engraver, technique, format, source (if published in a book), and major features of the print.
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. Date published: 1764
In essence: The true heir of Otranto must be found before the castle kills them all. 525 more words