American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Walpole, Horace or Horatio. Fourth Earl of Orford. 1717-1797. British writer and historian whose correspondence and memoirs provide valuable information about his era. He wrote The Castle of Otranto (1764), considered the first Gothic novel in English.
- Walpole, Sir Robert. First Earl of Orford. 1676-1745. English politician who as first lord of the treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1715-1717 and 1721-1742) led the Whig administration and is regarded as Britain's first prime minister.
- n. An English habitational surname from either of two places in Norfolk and Suffolk.
- n. Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, English politician and writer.
- n. The name of several towns or cities.
- n. English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
- n. Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
- From Old English words for "wall pool". (Wiktionary)
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“The gothic shoe (or in Walpole's version, the giant helmet which becomes a useful prison) descends on Caroline at her first meeting with”
“Furthermore, character, in Walpole's plan, becomes a cipher for another figure taking shape in the eighteenth century: the reader.”
“From his successor, in whose time it seems to have been completed, it is sometimes called Walpole's gate.”
“I live in Walpole, (a town outside of Boston for those that don’t know) My grandparents live on Long Island and so do all my other aunts and uncles.”
“Note: A courier is mentioned in Walpole’s Travels, ii.”
“The town is talking with hundred-woman noise on the marriage that Laura, -- by courtesy called Walpole, -- the Hermit's eldest daughter, makes tomorrow.”
““Quidam, Anglice a Certain Person,” in other words Walpole himself.”
“Spotswood of Virginia, in 1710, was for pushing out beyond the mountains, and Logan of Pennsylvania also called Walpole's attention to the troubles ahead; but the prime minister would take no action.”
“Byron called Walpole the author of the last tragedy  and the first romance in the language.”
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