If this be the best that can be said for these let ters, why have they escaped the rubbish-heaps of a hundred years, and survived the numerous changes of literary fashion, to claim again in our day the place they held with their contemporaries as choice examples of epistolary writing? Or can any one read Macaulay's sketches of eighteenth-century life and character, or Thackeray's Four Georges, without a suspicion that both Macaulay and Thack eray were in conscience bound to speak more gen erously of Walpole? Should the painter of the finished picture ignore the source of his outlines? Modern historians are more ingenuous, and Lecky and Green, as well as others of lesser note, give to Horace Walpole a dignified place among their authorities.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Horace Walpole
Published Date - September 02 2019
ISBN - 9780260440389
Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Page Count - 314
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