Horace Walpole s Cat

Horace Walpole s Cat

The poem by Thomas Gray, “Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold-fishes,” was written as her mock epitaph. Here is the true history of the event, and a look at the sparkling social and cultural life of the period.

Author: Christopher Frayling

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000067227204

Category: Pets

Page: 79

View: 714

In February 1747, Selima the tabby fell into a Chinese porcelain tub in Walpole's Mayfair house and never returned to dry land. The poem by Thomas Gray, 'Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold-fishes', was written as her epitaph. Here is the true history of the event, and a look at the sparking social and cultural life of the period. The book is beautifully illustrated with Richard Bentley's original series of designs for the poem,William Blake's wonderful watercolours of some fifty years later, and the unpublished illustrations produced in the 1940s by Kathleen Hale, of Orlando the Cat fame.
Categories: Pets

Horace Walpole s Strawberry Hill

Horace Walpole s Strawberry Hill

76 Catalogue for Shewing the House Strawberry Hill , 1773 – 74 ( Walpole ) , Cat
. ... the Classic Contents of Strawberry Hill Collected by Horace Walpole , 260 ,
262 , 264 ; Cats 269 , 270 Catalogue with illustrations of the Collection of Ancient
 ...

Author: Michael Snodin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036364347

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 169

Horace Walpole (1717-1797), as the youngest son of the powerful Whig minister Robert Walpole, grew up at the center of Georgian society and politics and circulated amongst the elite literary, aesthetic, and intellectual circles of his day. His brilliant letters and writings have made him the best-known commentator on the rich cultural life of 18th-century England. In his own day, he was most famous for his extraordinary collections of rare books and manuscripts, antiquities, paintings, prints and drawings, furniture, ceramics, arms and armor, and curiosities, all displayed at his pioneering Gothic Revival house at Strawberry Hill, on the banks of the Thames at Twickenham. This timely and groundbreaking study of the history and reception of Walpole’s collection as it was formed and arranged at Strawberry Hill coincides with a planned restoration of this endangered house. Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill assembles an international team of distinguished scholars to explore the ways in which Strawberry Hill and its collections engaged with the creation of various and interconnected political, national, dynastic, cultural, and imagined histories.
Categories: Architecture

The Letters of Horace Walpole Earl of Oxford

The Letters of Horace Walpole  Earl of Oxford

Horace Walpole. had called yesterday ? Writing the history of Twickenham , and
surrounded with books of peerages to find out who an ancient Lady
Westmoreland was that lived in the back lane here . Think of my joy when I
discovered that ...

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10404241

Category:

Page: 510

View: 673

Categories:

The Letters of Horace Walpole

The Letters of Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole John Wright . does not ... at the wonderful clumsiness and
uncouih nicknames that the Duke has for all his offspring : Mrs. Hopefull , Mrs.
Tiddle , Puss , Cat , and Toe , sound so strange in the middle of a most formal
banquet !

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074918115

Category: Authors, English

Page:

View: 421

Categories: Authors, English

Letters of Horace Walpole Earl of Orford

Letters of Horace Walpole  Earl of Orford

Horace Walpole. A DESCRIPTION OF STRAWBERRY - HILL . 441 adıninistration
of Sir Robert Walpole . ... On a pedestal stands the large blue and white china tub
in which Mr. Walpole's cat was drowned ; on a label of the pedestal is written ...

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004428599

Category:

Page:

View: 380

Categories:

Horace Walpole and His World

Horace Walpole and His World

Select Passages from His Letters Horace Walpole Leonard Benton Seeley.
Strawberry Hi//. ... In a small cloister, outside the house, stood the blue and white
china bowl, commemorated by Gray, in which Walpole's cat was drowned. On the
 ...

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B275194

Category: Art historians

Page: 296

View: 265

Categories: Art historians

Letters of Horace Walpole

Letters of Horace Walpole

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465541499

Category: Authors, English

Page: 283

View: 445

Categories: Authors, English

The Letters of Horace Walpole Earl of Oxford 2

The Letters of Horace Walpole  Earl of Oxford  2

Horace Walpole. that court : the town was alarmed t'other morning by the firing of
guns , which proved to be only from a large merchantman come into the river .
The city construed it into the King's return , and the peace broke ; but Chancellor
 ...

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher:

ISBN: BNC:1001984394

Category:

Page:

View: 825

Categories:

The Letters of Horace Walpole Earl of Orford Edited by Peter Cunningham

The Letters of Horace Walpole  Earl of Orford Edited by Peter Cunningham

I have had difficulties to keep my countenance at the wonderful clumsiness and
uncouth nicknames that the Duke [ of Devonshire ] has for all his offspring : Mrs.
Hopeful , Mrs. Tiddle , Puss , Cat , and Toe , sound so strange in the middle of a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNF:CF005791969

Category:

Page: 512

View: 281

Categories:

The Letters of Horace Walpole 1735 1748

The Letters of Horace Walpole  1735 1748

Horace Walpole. does not go out with her twenty-fifth pregnancy: I shall leave too
more disagreeable Ranelagh, which is so crowded, that going there t'other night
in a string of coaches we had a stop of six-and-thirty minutes. Princess Emily ...

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B111340

Category:

Page:

View: 595

Categories:

Private Correspondence of Horace Walpole Earl of Orford

Private Correspondence of Horace Walpole  Earl of Orford

Now First Collected Horace Walpole ... at the wonderful clumsiness and uncouth
nicknames that the duke has for all his offspring : Mrs. Hopefull , Mrs. Tiddle ,
Puss , Cat , and Toe , sound so strange in the middle of a most formal banquet !

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175034904949

Category:

Page:

View: 772

Categories:

The letters of Horace Walpole ed by P Cunningham

The letters of Horace Walpole  ed  by P  Cunningham

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) Peter Cunningham. say she plays better than
Orpheus ; but as I never ... me the terror of knowing you had a torrent to cross
after heavy rain. No cat is so afraid of water for herself, as I am grown to be for
you.

Author: Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600017067

Category:

Page:

View: 901

Categories:

Selections from the Poetry and Prose of Thomas Gray

Selections from the Poetry and Prose of Thomas Gray

THE ODE ON WALPOLE'S CAT . TO HORACE WALPOLE . CAMBRIDGE , March
1 , 1747 . As one ought to be particularly careful to avoid blunders in a
compliment of condolence , it would be a sensible satisfaction to me ( before I
testify my ...

Author: Thomas Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097041867

Category: English literature

Page: 179

View: 519

Categories: English literature

The Letters of Horace Walpole Earl of Oxford 5

The Letters of Horace Walpole  Earl of Oxford  5

Horace Walpole. abundantly , unless Foote's last new piece ' blows us up . He
has introduced the Learned Society in Chancery - lane , sitting as they really did ,
on Whittington and his Cat ; and as I do not love to be answerable for any ...

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher:

ISBN: BNC:1001984397

Category:

Page:

View: 606

Categories:

Aunt Charlotte s Evenings at Home with the Poets

Aunt Charlotte s Evenings at Home with the Poets

The cat belonged to Horace Walpole . He was the son of the great Sir Robert
Walpole , and lived at Strawberry Hill , a place which he had filled with curiosities
of all sorts ; so that it was a show and a wonder to his friends in London . He was
 ...

Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge

Publisher: London : M. Ward ; Belfast : Royal Ulster Works

ISBN: OXFORD:600079811

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 354

View: 778

Categories: Children's poetry

Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

A slightly 35 HW , A Description of the Villa of modified version , engraved for D.
1784 ( Cat . 41 ) Horace Walpole ... at Strawberry Hill , SH is in the LWL ( W. S.
Lewis , Rescuing Horace Walpole 1978 p 93 ) . Small 4o A later copy containing
 ...

Author: Stephen Calloway

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032689619

Category: Architecture

Page: 72

View: 912

Categories: Architecture

Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole

... on the Death of a Favourite Cat formed even more appropriate material for his
wild fancy and fertile invention of detail . ... Walpole ' s cat - cats dressed as
mandarins , cats mourning poor Selima in hatbands and scarves , Destiny cutting
the ...

Author: Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051343534

Category: Art historians

Page: 368

View: 676

Categories: Art historians

All the Year Round

All the Year Round

Even at the close of his trifling of the French authors Grosset and life he was able
to read the recently Piron , whose influence is seen in the poem published novel
of " Paul Clifford " with which immortalised Horace Walpole's cat , undiminished ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:78257782

Category:

Page:

View: 524

Categories: