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Horace Walpole

Datum narození: 24. září 1717
Datum úmrtí: 2. březen 1797

Horace Walpole, 4. hrabě z Orfordu , známý jako Horace Walpole, byl politik, spisovatel, architekt a bratranec Lorda Nelsona. Psal čtivé dopisy, nabízející živý obraz intelektuálské aristokracie jeho doby.

„Tento svět je komedie pro ty, kteří myslí, tragédie pro ty, kteří cítí!“

—  Horace Walpole

Originál: (en) … this world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel!

Source: [Walpole, Horace, 1843, Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, to Sir Horace Mann: His Britannic Majesty's Resident at the Court of Florence, from 1760 to 1785, Svazek 2, R. Bentley, 201, angličtina]

„When I first came abroad, every thing struck me“

—  Horace Walpole

Letter to Richard West, from Rome, 16 April 1740 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo1.ark:/13960/t5p84vt55;view=1up;seq=194, p. 42, The Letters of Horace Walpole, ed. P. Cunningham, vol. 1
Kontext: ... When I first came abroad, every thing struck me, and I wrote its history; but now I am grown so used to be surprised, that I don't perceive any flutter in myself when I meet with any novelties; curiosity and astonishment wear off, and the next thing is, to fancy that other people know as much of places as one's self; or, at least, one does not remember that they do not. It appears to me as odd to write to you of St. Peter's, as it would do to you to write of Westminster-abbey. Besides, as one looks at churches, &c. with a book of travels in one's hand, and sees every thing particularised there, it would appear transcribing, to write upon the same subjects.

„Life is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.“

—  Horace Walpole

Letter to Anne, Countess of Ossory, (16 August 1776)
A favourite saying of Walpole's, it is repeated in other of his letters, and might be derived from a similar statement attributed to Jean de La Bruyère, though unsourced: "Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think". An earlier form occurs in another published letter:
I have often said, and oftener think, that this world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel — a solution of why Democritus laughed and Heraclitus wept.
Letter to Sir Horace Mann (31 December 1769)
Varianta: The world is a comedy to those that think; a tragedy to those that feel.

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„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

„Have done with this rhapsody of impertinence.“

—  Horace Walpole, kniha The Castle of Otranto

Section 2
The Castle of Otranto (1764)

„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".

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