Horace Walpole Quote
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHorace Walpole
Born: September 24, 1717
Died: March 2, 1797 (aged 79)
Occupation: Author, politician
Bio: Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto.
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“There is one story and one story only That will prove worth your telling, Whether as learned bard or gifted child; To it all lines or lesser guards belong That startle with their shining Such common stories as they stray into.”