Citações Horace Walpole

„A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not misbecome a monarch.“

—  Horace Walpole
Letter to Sir Horace Mann (1774); this is derived from an proverb of unknown authorship: "A little nonsense now and then / Is relished by the wisest men".

„Have done with this rhapsody of impertinence.“

—  Horace Walpole, livro The Castle of Otranto
The Castle of Otranto (1764), Section 2

„Posterity always degenerates till it becomes our ancestors.“

—  Horace Walpole
As quoted in "The Works of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford" in The Monthly Review, or, Literary Journal, Vol. 27 (1798) edited by Ralph Griffiths, p. 187

„It is the story of a mountebank and his zany.“

—  Horace Walpole
Statement about Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, as described in Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D., in a letter to Hon. Henry Conway (6 October 1785)

„If a passion for freedom is not in vogue, patriots may sound the alarm till they are weary.
The Act of Habeas Corpus, by which prisoners may insist on being brought to trial within a limited time, is the corner-stone of our liberty.“

—  Horace Walpole
Notes of 1758, published in Memoires of the Last Ten Years of the Reign of George the Second (1822), p. 226; also published as "Memoirs of the Year 1758" in Memoirs of King George II, Vol. III (1985), p. 10

„Thy purpose is as odious as thy resentment is contemptible.“

—  Horace Walpole, livro The Castle of Otranto
The Castle of Otranto (1764), Section 3

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