The Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole

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Carrie Frye | Longreads | December 2014 | 16 minutes (4,064 words)

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As a child, Horace Walpole frequently heard it said of himself that surely he would die soon. Born in England in 1717, the last of his mother’s six children, he was fragile and prone to illness from birth. Two siblings before him had died in infancy, and so in the family order it went: three older children, loud, healthy and opinionated; two grave markers; and then young Horace toddling up behind—half child, half potential grave marker.

Naturally, his mother, Catherine, spoiled him. His father, Sir Robert Walpole, was the King’s prime minister. This often kept him away from home, as did a long-time mistress who acted, more than his wife did, as his hostess and companion. For her part Catherine had her own dalliances. It was that sort of marriage. The Walpoles…

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Why?

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UYC 2013

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You’re always there

When I cry you help me out
When I’m happy you hear me shout
When I grin you know I’m really mad
because you are my best friend
You can tell when I’m sad

You’re there in thick and thin
You’re my best friend
You hear me out when I want to talk
You help me out when I get mad
You are the bestest friend I’ve ever had

So hear me out when I say
You’re the light in my day
You are the moon in my night
You shine very bright
You are the bestest friend I have
and I miss you

A friend

A friend is like a shade tree
Beside a summer way.
A friend is like the sunshine
That makes a perfect day.

A friend is like a flower
That’s worn close to the heart.
A friend is like a treasure
With which one will not part.