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Walpole, Horace, 4th earl of Orford(Encyclopedia)Walpole, Horace or Horatio, 4th earl of Orford, 1717–97, English author; youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he toured the Continent with his friend Thomas Gray from ...
Orford, Robert Walpole, 1st earl of(Encyclopedia)Orford, Robert Walpole, 1st earl of: see Walpole, Robert, 1st earl of Orford.
Walpole, Robert, 1st earl of Orford(Encyclopedia)Walpole, Robert, 1st earl of Orford, 1676–1745, English statesman. Early Life and Career He was the younger son of a prominent Whig family of Norfolk. After the death of his father and elder brother...
Walpole(Encyclopedia)Walpole, industrial town (1990 pop. 20,212), Norfolk co., E Mass., SW of Boston; settled 1659, inc. 1724. Machinery, trailers, fences, and roofing are the chief manufactures. Walpole is the site of a ...
Walpole, Sir Spencer(Encyclopedia)Walpole, Sir Spencer, 1839–1907, English historian. He held a number of minor public offices and served as private secretary in the home office to his father, Sir Spencer Horatio Walpole, whose biog...
Roscommon, Wentworth Dillon, 4th earl of(Encyclopedia)Roscommon, Wentworth Dillon, 4th earl of rskm´n [key], 1633?–1685, English poet and scholar, b. Ireland. He was one of the first to praise Milton's genius. Besides making a blank-verse transl...
Strawberry Hill Press(Encyclopedia)Strawberry Hill Press: see Walpole, Horace.
Horace(Encyclopedia)Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)hôr´s [key], 65 BC–8 BC, Latin poet, one of the greatest of lyric poets, b. Venusia, S Italy. He studied at Rome and Athens and, joining Brutus and the republica...
George II(Encyclopedia)George II (George Augustus), 1683–1760, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1727–60), son and successor of George I. Though devoted to Hanover, of which he was elector, George was more active in th...
Walpole, Sir Hugh Seymour(Encyclopedia)Walpole, Sir Hugh Seymour, 1884–1941, English novelist, b. New Zealand, educated at Cambridge. His first two novels were failures, but with Fortitude (1913) he achieved financial and literary succes...
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