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HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE, 4TH EARL OF ORFORD
English author
(1717 - 1797)
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A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not mis-become a monarch.
      - Letter to Sir Horace Mann [Nonsense : Songs]

The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
      - Letter to Sir Horace Mann [World]

Prognostics do not always prove prophecies, at least the wisest prophets make sure of the event first.
      - Letter to Thomas Walpole
        [Prophecy (Prophesy)]

In short, he and the Scotch have no way of redeeming the credit of their understandings, but by avowing that they have been consummate villains. Stavano bene; per star meglio, stanno qui.
      - To the Rev. William Mason [Scotland]


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