17 Burst results for "Horace Walpole"
"horace walpole" Discussed on Maureen From Quarantine
"Well Hello World this is Maureen from quarantine, talking about serendipity and serendipity originated from a Persian name for Sri Lanka I, thought that was Kinda cool to now, and that was by Horace Walpole and it was in a letter to Horace Mann and he formed it from the. Persian fairy tale called the three princes of serendipity kind of cool to know that right. SRI. Lanka was formerly say lawn and while I'm not necessarily familiar. Salon. I am familiar with Ceylon Cinnamon, which I highly recommend and so check out some cinnamon, cinnamon, excellent and so I was serendipitous -ly. Led to Ceylon cinnamon interestingly enough. I happened upon it whilst strolling through Cost, plus and it's I. Think these kinds of things where we're guided, and we say oh, I wonder what this is even things like It seems so simple but a spice that now has become something I. Put on Mitee T. In the evening I two in the coffee I cook with it. I added to curries, and it's just a beautiful again. It seems a serendipitous things like this. I take nothing for granted. What seems like a small little thing? Can be a something that is really truly a great source of Chee and Energy and when we're guided, and so it's that sense of gratitude again and for what seems like again the little things in life and so. So we do it with all the things that we go through. We have that sense of awareness, and it's whether it's picking out some cinnamon or again where you're going to live or the big decisions in life trust the process, and there's a piece that comes with that kind of an inner inner joy and contentment, and it's serendipitous. Isn't it if you will? Serendipity is from a seven, eighteen fifty four. And it is the sense of always making discoveries by accidents and..
"horace walpole" Discussed on Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
"Merriam Webster's Word of Day for May twenty seven. Today's Word is longer spelled L. O. N. G. U. E. U. R. Longer is down. That means a dull and tedious passage or section as of a book play or musical composition. And it's usually used in the plural. Here's the used in a sentence from the New York Times by Jesse Green. Small clever musicals are fragile things though and I don't want to oversell this one in praising it Scotland. Pa still needs to cure a few structural hiccups. The First Act seems to end twice and to address its longer and lapses of logic. You've probably come across long tedious. Sections of books plays or musical works before. But perhaps you didn't know there was a word for them. English speakers began using the French borrowing longer in the late eighteenth century as in English French longer are tedious passages with no longer itself literally meaning length. An early example of longer used in an English text is from Eighteenth Century Writer. Horace Walpole who wrote in a letter. Boswell's Book Is Gossiping. But there were woeful launderers both about his hero and himself with your word of the day. I'm Peter chuckles. Visit Merriam Webster Dot com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups..
"horace walpole" Discussed on Weird Wacky Wonderful Stories Podcast
"Expert for national and international media including the BBC He's arguably Wales's leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country's history. He's also a funny genuine and Nice bloke. Please welcome back by popular demand. Marcus I'm mark. Hello Walked the I. I'm up here via read out aloud. 'cause I've I've seen my publisher used Pittsburgh things but it sounds. It's embarrassing when you're at right back to you have to tell them that down. I'm sorry then Gracie's rubbish really say that you're just trying to butter him up for something but we don't know that something is true lies that's the best the best introduction at Arrowhead and USO. Thank you very much. So you've been busy anyway since we last spoke very very busy. Yes to book since we last spoke only one of them's hit the shelves SOFA which paranormal whales. And thanks to the whole lockdown situation. I'm I'm writing a third book as well at the moment so busy. Busy busy times while I was going to ask you both actually because some of the authors that we spoken to said so this is actually giving them the time. They need to Roy almost without distraction. Another say they just can't seem to write a word despite being locked in the house. I mean my my plan for this year after finishing the last book wants to take a break because out recently and it's weird how things happen is the. I finished the last book and Said Right. That's me done for the you and now I'm locked in the house. Nothing else to do so I'm straight back into it and it's perfect because I am I. I think if you're right you've got to be a bit an antisocial sword. Anyway sit in the House on your own all the time. So being locked in isn't isn't that bad. I mean I'm quite lucky to live in a rural part Wales. So you know it's going to walk in the forests. Come home to some right in so touch word. It's working out quite nicely for me. See I Lake Gung Ho and busy the first couple of weeks. Now I don't care. She creates lists which called honeydews. And it's basically a list of says. Honeydew this honey do that. I and so yes I've had my lists and luckily because she's lost interest in sort of all. All Things House related my list of waned as well. So I'm I'm feeling great. I'm loving life. Houses is spotless now. Then let's been cleared and you've you've done everything that needs at jewel this it's called me being lazy. There's two things I need to do the left to do is I'll get done within a day if my mind to it but I just haven't put my mind to give you a nice prom about it. The other day by painting the whole stays in London. I'll tell you what you saw the two things left and I and I said what are you going to do today and you said something and I said okay. Well I guess we. We won't do that today then or that today than in your late. Now that was that was a reverse psychology thing. You're expecting me to take that where you and say no. I'm going to anyway but I should've known because psychology is study of the mind and well thank you very much. We'll just think about mark. I think you're going to be a busy man this. I think back to work exactly. I'm going to have to get the jobs done just so that I can shut your up anyway. Let's get back onto the book. In the description of the book on Amazon It mentions Wales as being the most haunted country in the world. Is that a true statement. And if so why do you say that so it kind of is although that statement is backed to to the button on the backside a few times now and? I wish I'd left tab I wrote when I was first. Sort of pitching the book to the publish. The idea was is. It's just like a greatest hits of whales as famous supposedly haunted places. It is claimed that Welles is the most haunted place in the universe but it's not quite a straightforward as that it's based on things like Wales is supposed to have the most castles willed Europe or whatever it is and so based on that if everyone of those costs ghost in it then it would be the most haunted place in the world with those told Castles. If you can follow that kind of that kind of roots and they probably all do have some sorta aspect of it don't they. There's always a story. Oh so and so this and I went there and I tripped on the second. Step coming down and it was a ghost that did it because somewhere in its history. Something happened on that. Staircase or whatever. So Yeah I get it. Yeah that's where the Norman Lords had his head chopped off another ladies pushing me down the steps. Yes you kind of argue that whales the most. Hold your country in the world but. I'm pretty sure you used that example somebody in in in Ireland or France wherever you might be probably put a good argument as well Wales. Wales is the most of the world today in the book. There's loads of amazing stories in and you've broken the book into sections new. Yes well it starts with the appropriate. Nfl CASTLES CAUSES. A big part. Whales to be honest I could have quite easily filled. Entire Booklet Castles. But that wasn't that wasn't the brief so then another section on sort of places with historical context to Wales. I mean obviously castles restorick places like those are the connection to our our industrial heritage. This is the places that really make Wales known one on Thompson. Hotels very popular place for Ghost to go pubs and hotels. Let's make the old joke about two kinds of spirits in the pub. Every time I mentioned pubs one on the grants that are mansions and the the visit of real places. The the elite would have lived in in the past which usually national trust properties and wrapped it up with one on cultural landmarks. That's places like the theater and places we're just supposed to be haunted by opera stars and artists and then that side of things you talk about an amazing story in section about Rutland Castle. A legend based around a real data is it and it's a beautiful and yet tragic tale. That actually sort of encompasses a supernatural and paranormal. Can you tell our listeners? A little bit by story. Yeah well in the late eighteenth century when the first gothic piece of fiction was published by Horace Walpole it was published anonymously and the idea was these works of fiction because it was a work of fiction. We're sort of long lost tales that somebody had found put out into the world to sort of schedule with and in Wales. We had this book of Welsh legends. Which was published anonymously in eighteen? O Two it was written by someone called William Hill. It was probably written as a work of fiction. But as with these things you can never know pursuit in or whether it was based in reality and the story is as you mentioned tragic one. I'll also the down slightly for the sake of this podcast but the princess throng. The castle came across this very mysterious night. Use called the night of the blood red plan because he had a blood red plume in the top of his arm old black and he was described as very much like the hero in Rom Com. Or something you know you had those. GonNa Treat me is and that. Kinda thing and when she saw him it was just I. Can you know that magical? Something scary but something. What appeal in about this night but they had a feat and visit. She was singing or playing music. Whatever she was doing all the night and he was gone now she was due to be married and it was quite an important marriage because it had been arranged by the parents by the kings and this marriage would unite whales at the time. Wales was broken up by feuding warlords. Warlords feud in parts of Wales. And the idea was that by her Marianna prince that would unite to parts of Wales however she been distracted by this night with. Greenie is and just just couldn't get this man out of your head as a way to distract us up. She went hunting and who hunting and she was pretty good and she caught a deer with who I think was narrow. T- could deer but didn't kill it in the run off into the forest she gave chase on your host and by the time she found this night had fallen and she found herself lost in the forest totally alone until who should turn up surprise surprise but this night with a blood drive clue emerged from the trees saw this damsel in distress and offered to take her home so when he took it back to the castle and he met the king and the king was very very pleased that this kind gentlemen night had gone out of his way to bring his daughter back safely to him. He was invited to stay in the castle now. Obviously having the two of them together and not castle didn't do much good for helping you know. Forget about this and it was the opposite in the end he said look. I'd I'd better go because your husband vs on his way. This is quite a big word in. I can't I can't stick around a mess this up for you. He gave her a ring. This is what things do get Pasco. You gave her a ring and said look. If you ever need me you can summon me with this ring. And the idea was if she was in trouble in years to come do that. She couldn't use that waited. Minute's pretty much so he went. She called him back and he said look okay. I'm here now. We're going to have to escape. We're GONNA have to elope after runaway because there's no way they're gonNa let us be together that night under the cover of darkness. Ek sneaked out of their room and they decided to then decide. He had a cargo on the revenue by going to escape onto the was. It sneak out the guards. Run down to the corker and sailoff. Didn't take them long. Though until God's were looted they were trying to sneak off and a party of its of dogs and everything's chasing after them and they ran as quickly as they could towards the river as they got their chief felt a hand. The princess felt a hand on her back and turned around to see who had caught her. One of the chases at calder world. Give a knife to defy. Should've mentioned this earlier. Actually worked will get a knife to defend yourself with. I want you tuned without thinking. He shouted stab him and she stabbed this man with the knife killing him. She Killed The pursuer. This is much more dramatic in the real story that turns out it was a father that she just killed jumped on the car. Rental and the two of them sailed off that escaped putting tragic circumstance. Because you know she. She'd killed her father trying to escape and as she was on the Carl. Cryan obviously quite upset. But what happens with world? Just laughter didn't consoler. He was laughing. And it wasn't your normal. It was quite a demonic and turns out he then transformed into a diva who is mission. I know that this probably isn't real but he turned into this team. Yes he pretty much said that. Look this whole thing was a setup and the reason I did it is to make sure that whales fighting with itself. Wales's at war that's more people killing themselves killing each other. That's more deaths. That's all music for the data. That's exactly what he wants and with that he stuck his trident into the princess through.
"horace walpole" Discussed on The Best of Stuff
"All, right we're back. Okay now we've been looking at ways that words, arising language without being intentionally invented when they rise through the process that's more akin to biological evolution, but what about when we wanna Frankenstein, some words just like make him in the lab so sort of going back to the business scenario. You've got a new product. The you need to get out there or your rebranding another winning. You gotta call it something well I know somebody who would have been great at branding, and that's the English writer Horace Walpole, who lived from seventeen, seventeen to seventeen, ninety seven and the term that he coined that everybody knows he actually coined. Coined quite a few, but most of them are forgotten. The one that everybody knows is serendipity and this comes from a letter that Walpole was writing to a friend named man from the American education reformer. I'm pretty sure I. Think this Horace Mann was a British diplomat but the letter was dated January, twenty eighth, a seventeen, fifty four, and despite the magical delight of Serendipity as a concept I have to say the occasion by which he ends up describing. It is incredibly dull. basically Walpole says that he accidentally discovered a historic link between two families while he was studying their coats of arms and a reference book. Earthshaking right, yeah but he's writing about this process and he says quote. This discovery indeed is almost of that kind which I call serendipity, a very expressive word, which as I have nothing better to tell you I shall endeavor to explain to you. You will understand it better by the derivation than the definition. I once read a silly fairytale called the three princes of serendipity as their highnesses traveled. They were always making discoveries by. Since Jesse of things, which they were not inquest of for instance, one of them discovered that a mule blind of the right I had traveled the same road lately because the grass was eaten only on the left side where it was worse than on the right now..
"horace walpole" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Operation offering suspect savings, they offer real service for classy people who want to be confident in what they are buying I. Call it the State Farm Difference I. Don't know what they call it i. don't even know who runs the company. Maybe I should run the company. I would keep the jingle like a good neighbor state farm there, but I would change the tune like a good neighbor state farm as there. That was better right. ALL RIGHT WE'RE BACK Okay now we've been looking at ways that words arising language without being intentionally invented when they rise through the process that's more akin to biological evolution, but what about when we wanna Frankenstein some words just like make him in the lab. So sort of going back to the business scenario. You've got a new product. The Need to get out there or your rebranding another one you need. You gotta call it something. I know somebody who would have been great at branding, and that's the English writer Horace Walpole who lived from seventeen, seventeen to seventeen, ninety seven. and. The term that he coined that everybody knows he actually coined quite a few, but most of them are forgotten. The one that everybody knows is serendipity and this comes from a letter that Walpole was writing to a friend named. Different from the American education reform pretty sure I think this horseman was a British diplomat but the letter was dated January twenty, eighth, a seventeen, fifty four, and despite the magical delight of Serendipity as a concept I have to say the occasion by which he ends up describing. It is incredibly dull. basically Walpole says that he accidentally discovered a historical link between two families while he was studying their coats of arms and a reference book. Earthshaking right? Yeah but he's writing about this process and he says quote. This discovery indeed is almost of that kind which I call serendipity, very expressive word, which as I have nothing better to tell you I shall endeavor explain to you you will understand better by the derivation than the definition..
"horace walpole" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"In December the dragoons led by Jean Baptiste Duamelle found what they thought was the beast while they were hunting through the Forest Duamelle himself was prepared to fire on it. He had it in his sights but the other men not realizing what was going on came up behind him startled it they unfortunately lost sight of the beast as the sun went down. Duamelle was deeply distressed by this not merely because he had missed their quarry at the likely expensive more lives being lost but he also had a a little bit of a an ego element in the in the mix. He didn't WANNA lose. The glory of being the one that took the bee's down then he was a soldier and so you know I've gotten a claim on the field of battle before now but he was not in a battle he was very frustrated by the failure to get more acclaim him and fortunately this was the first of many of failures to capture his quarry as people started to question whether he knew what he was doing he started distributing drawings and telling people really vivid accounts of this monster to try to convince everyone that it wasn't his fault he was sort of building this mythology elegy that the creature was too powerful and too obviously supernatural to be caught quickly and a seventeen sixty four drew to a close a bishop from the church put out an official circular that said that the beast was scourged by God so it just built them with algae up a little bit more in in January of seventeen sixty five Duamelle started sending out his dragoons dressed as women to try to escort women children about their duties in the fields. He was hoping being that the wolf would mistake them for a woman attack since it mostly attacked women and children. This didn't work. I liked that the beast could clock their drag on January twelve a twelve year old boy known as Porta fe reportedly chase down the wolf and attacked active with a bayonet after it had attacked and dragged off a small child Porterfield became famous for this act of extreme bravery or foolishness depending on your point of view you although there were accounts of it that were heavily embellished and the different accounts of what actually happened very quite a bit from one to another port. Avai they however became a rallying cry Duamelle becoming kind of desperate to to catch the thing and to maintain his his reputation nation organized a massive hunt to take place on February seventh seventeen sixty five this was not the first coordinated hunt that was going to take place for multiple parts of this area in France at the same time but it was definitely the biggest about twenty thousand people gathered in about one hundred different threat parishes and in spite of there being heavy fog that day in about six inches of snow on the ground search parties spread out from their respective communities same same time to try to find the beast one party thought they did and as they pursued the animal that they believed to be the beast it tried to escape down a river villagers in the town of as you were supposed to be patrolling the river banks but one of that town's most prominent citizens had said he would stay home if the weather was bad and enough people followed his example that the beast easily slipped through this hole in the defenses however and perhaps in an effort to save you face a hunting party claimed that it had seen and shot the beast so do abandoned his original plan which was to have a second second massive hunt on the eleventh. If the one on the seventh failed instead he arranged a smaller hunt to focus just on the area around mouths to take a place on the tenth as they were hunting. A teenage girl was killed while feeding her livestock. Duamelle regrouped and prepared to keep hunting near where AH attack had occurred on the eleventh using the girl's body as bait they did not succeed on the eleventh and they tried again on the twelfth this time fighting biting biting windy weather and in spite of their multiday attempt and with so many hunters on the on the team. They found nothing on his return from this hunt. Duamelle again tried to explain his failure and retain his position with a supernatural explanation according to him the beast was a witch or the devil after all twenty thousand men which he in his telling rounded up to thirty thousand had failed to get get it so it had to be magical or supernatural did he was really getting desperate to hold his position. What he did not know was that his replacement says basically Wolf Hunter in chief had already been chosen and were on their way to the Java done Joel Cheryl's Marc Antoine John Donovan of Normandy took jean-baptiste. Mill's place in the fight against the beast of Chevy Dom they arrived in February was Charles's. The son Jean Francois accompanying his father. The Dinner Bell did not get along with the wolf hunters in the Java they made demands for help and for accommodations that rankled people they were simultaneously overconfident and underprepared some of the other wolf hunters who'd been searching the Dan for months decided that they were frauds. How bad badly written crime dramas you have the scene where the local police have been trying really hard to catch the killer and then some really really slick. FBI guys come in and stop all over their investigation. It was like that yeah they all swagger and did not really have the skills both meanwhile in March the London Chronicle published and obviously satirical article possibly written by Horace Walpole about the beasts saying saying that hit eaten the entire French army and was found to have mortars cannons in at least one hundred small arms in its belly when it was slain this really annoyed the people of France in the monarchy because a lot of people had been killed in the Chevy Don already so to kind of make fun of the whole thing was kind of a slap in the face we should put these years into the was England at war with France websites yeah. I don't think that they were that they were socially. They were having some issues. Even in light of the fact that France was facing facing international criticism for its failure failure to take care of this wolf problem and King Louis the fifteenth himself was eager to have this beasts killed the devils did not do much in March or April. They just did not seem to be in a big hurry. They blamed local people for all manner of ills and for their failure to get the beast meanwhile there were fourteen deaths over those two months one death in particular of note on March thirteenth. The beast attacked a group with children in the garden outside their home and their mother Jeanne Avar lay was with them and reported to be pregnant. She turned to see the beast attack her six-year-old in struggle that went on for several minutes of our lay climbed onto the beasts back in an effort to wrestle her child from its jaws when she fell off off jumped over a hedge and she gave chase one of her older children was inside the House and he heard the commotion came out with a Lance and the family sheepdog and he chased the animal and they basically fought it until it tired out abandoned its quarry and ran away the six year old unfortunately didn't survive although the rest of the family did and Farley's story spread as one of heroic tragedies if she became kind of an emblem of the need to get this over with yeah. I'm sure that was a little bit of an ego blow to all of these hunters that a pregnant woman and her children had kind kind of had better luck at least kind of running this animal down than they had with their firepower hunting knowledge in early. May the devils started trying to combat combat the wolves by poisoning the bodies of their victims and leaving them out as bait the did not work and once again upset people then then in mid-may there was a two week period with no wolf attacks the devils took credit for it and they said they must have actually killed a wolf that they'd shot and had then gotten away earlier in the month then when another attack happened on May nineteenth they started trying to seek the protection of the king at reside they they were afraid that their actions were going to catch up with them and that they themselves might come to harm they were finally forced to leave town in their reputations were shreds threads and before we turn to a little happier part of this story. Let's take another brief moment for a word. Sponsor sounds grand drives flow through flies. You can learn all about it on car stuff with me. 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"horace walpole" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"So among the various items in his possession again a few of them survived to this day and one of them is dr magical magical mirror also known as dr dis magical specula- mu that at this. I don't know where we're going but already sounds bad okay so there's a wonderful images of this and i'll try to include on the landing page for this episode of stuff to blow your mind dot com the black mirror here this this magical mir. It's probably probably not quite what you would imagine. If someone asks you to envision an elizabethan sorcerer's mirror it looks rather like part of an eye kia coffee table. Actually it's an obsidian quote smoking mirror so named because the squire gazing into the mirror would see clouds of smoke which would part to reveal a vision. This is definitely an item that edward kelly made use of as well apparently it's of aztec origin brought to europe after the conquest of mexico acquired wired by dr de for use in his magical pursuits in the late sixteenth century perhaps created though up to two centuries earlier in mexico and this is in the british museum <hes> yeah it's a obsidian. There's a wicked case covered in tooled leather with label in the handwriting of one horace walpole all poll and a quotation from samuel butler poem. Do you think this is where the idea for the title of the show black mirror game from. I've never seen there. I have never seen any connective tissue there but i couldn't help but think of it. Yes crying near. I know the the the black mirror on the t._v. Show is supposed to have to do with the <hes> the the the the the black green rings personal devices but it does make me think too now about screaming. There's and i wonder i wonder to what extent smoking mirror is invoked in that right now. This is not to be confused with the strange mirror. Just as it was <hes> sometimes called there was given to d by one william pickering the quote great perspective glass and this apparently stood in a corner of his study and according to wuli anyone who lunged at the glass with a dagger found their reflection lunging back at them quote with like hand sword or dagger creating an unsettling affect but one the d would use to explain how all strange effects could be explained by the mathematics of perspective so this was not something that he apparently currently used an occult practices and i guess based on what we know about it it would have been a non reversing mirror of which there's a few different varieties <hes> and the queen herself apparently once stood before this mirror okay now he also had to crystal balls one of which good old edward would kelly or talbot us to see real. There's the seal of god or day use to support other occult objects such as the crystals houses is also in the british museum so this would have been kind of the table for there. There are other objects crystals themselves one of which is in the british museum giannis..
"horace walpole" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"I mean, there was an analysis about this from the American Medical Association, we see this again. And again, Horace Walpole has a great line the English gothic writer. He says life is a comedy to those who think and to tragedy to those who feel we hear this again, the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome. It. We even hear it in this very popular slogan, which is whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger that we get these the inklings of the same thing. Politics is downstream of culture culture is downstream of religion. And Edmund Burke, founder of modern conservative thought Russell Kirk later explained the conservative vision is grounded in veneration and providence, one glaring example of this providence, the divine order that the world really does make sense really does have purpose to really does. It really is good providence. One glaring example of this amid all this crazy talk about infanticide. Actual. Fantas I'd killing people after they've been born came out this week every week. There were different readings at the Catholic mass. These are not dependent on the news cycle there. Not decided by the priests two hours beforehand. They've been set long long long in advance and coincidentally were providential. However, you like it this is how the entire mass reading began this week, quote, the word of the Lord came to me saying before I formed you in the womb. I knew you before you were born, I dedicated you a prophet to the nations I appointed you, but do you girls your loins stand up and tell them all that? I command you be not crushed on their account as though I would leave you crushed before them for it is I this day who have made you afford, a fide city a pillar of iron a wall of breasts against the whole land against Judas kings at prince's against its priests and people they will fight against you. But not prevail over you for. I am with you to deliver. Were you says the Lord amid all talk of infanticide amid all talk of suffering is why we shouldn't at all Y..
"horace walpole" Discussed on Queer as Fact
"So they moved there four his work conveniently this is where the magic concentration posses time. And also now, sir that's good for them. I suppose. But getting back into my skepticism about these sources while the adding in and what is like something they genuinely goal from somewhere. Laura Jackson describes the busy streets of by. And she talks about Freddie's facination with Wiley our street. Traders snake Chalmers, and I'm like did you own like did you get that many way? Or did you dislike imagine what you think in Indian street? Saint look slaying feel like it's the second. Not like it's pretty common in biographies to get by kind of. Yeah. And I think that there are a few moments of that waylay the biographies kinda feel I can do for the story to keep rolling many to like adding a little bit of like a reason why someone did something or something like that. So that it's kind of like a little bit. And it's really hot until when that starts to come in. Because again, like a lot of it. There isn't really a little hole. Yeah. Like, even quite sometimes would just be like a friend of Freddie's told me like which one. Yeah. Because there were a lot of quotes that they would use as like quite key to like influenced how they understood as part of his personality or something like that. And it would say like this quiz from this person. Like if you sort of looked into it a little bit. It was a power that they didn't really nerve that will dislike Tohru than Walsall's something. Something. Like, sometimes they'll like Brian May sit on McCoy right link. Yes. So that is the kind of thing we're dealing with you. I wish was really really dry biographies with its gave me all the facts income-eligible woulda let me too. But I don't think to be clear that that is objectively the title biography this when you're trying to do it for historical racer rather than just like customer. Yeah. Yeah. I think boy is books while I fairly decent reads. If you're just kind of like. Freddie, MAC was pretty famous someone what he was like why? It's also quite difficult to get an idea all of different things at price life because he was a Taurus Lee private person. His privacy is such that for a while to queens, not to get famous the press don't even know what is rolling which. These the Houston NAR. They'd kill you. That'd be Humaira. Relegate interviews. We very rarely have aren't welds about things that happened in his life. And it was kind of weird thing where I felt frame much. Relive, sir. Recently that comparatively I feel like I can always get a better sense of say Horace Walpole who we didn't have sit on all to and who lived in the eighteenth century because we had so much on these the hell I get Earl sensitives personality with Brady at flight. Well, I really don't nor. And that's the AllAire as well. As the fact that he is a rock star. And he has a big rockstar persona. Do have to keep in mind, the lake Freddie, Mercury is even being isn't just the front man of Queen sooner. It's a tricky situation. Anyway. So we don't know a lot about his life. We do know that he went to boarding school from the age of eight and he excels at athletics music. He does very well, piano. He does quiet us theater. Is it still in win? India someone it's a bit outside. It's he that he's given the name, Freddie, which he's finally also stopped using he's separated from his family on the seems to have been quite hot on. It is very young age to be separated from family for much year. We do have a court from him about this parent of his life. And he said one thing wanting schools teach you is how to fend for yourself. And I did not home very early age. You told me to be independent and not to rely on anybody else, which is stock. Listen to learn it. Yeah. He also had his first like he into the gay experience at least at Boeing school saying I've had the old schoolmate chasing me. It didn't show me though times when I was young in green is in school was going through. I'm not going to elaborate any..
"horace walpole" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"WCBS fill in Virginia. Emails because our why is it a lame duck session. Why not a lame pigeon or a hobbled Turkey or anything else? Phil says the phrase lame duck was pointing the eighteenth century, the London stock exchange to refer to a stockbroker who defaulted on his debts. The first one mentioned that determined writing was made by Horace Walpole in seventeen sixty one he said bowl and a beer and a lame duck car in seventeen ninety one Mary berry wrote the duchess of Devonshire is loss of fifty thousand pounds and stocks the conversation of the town. Their name was posted up as a lame duck in the literal sense. The term refers to reduc which is unable to keep up with flock making it a target for predators was transferred to politicians nineteenth century. I recorded us in the congressional globe. Then the official record of the US congress January fourteenth eighteen sixty three in November could the court of claims be justly obnoxious to the charge of being receptacle of lame ducks or broken politicians. Now, we know it has to do with a duck that cannot keep up with his flock because it has lane. That somehow got transferred onto politicians. Interesting stuff. Thank you. Appreciate. I just like getting these nuggets. I mean, this is the kind of stuff that I just geek out on the derivation of words. We're words came from. I think it's fascinating stuff. By the way. Yesterday. There was an interesting conversation that took place on Fox News. And then they give you just a tiny bit of it because it is an indication. I think of how the mindset in the black community is beginning to change. Your to individuals on on FOX. One of the two was pastor. Daryll scott. And pastor Daryll Scott. Was very straightforward in his understanding of how things are supposed to work, right? And his understanding of the blame shifting that has traditionally gone on. In the black community. The other individual was Jason Nicholson and Jason Nichols. Is a professor at the university of Maryland. I think. And they're going to do a very heated back and forth. Having to do with Mississippi Senator elect Republicans, Cindy Hyde Smith and the backlash from a comment. She had made earlier this month about attending a public hanging. And she been facing this backlash for some time. I it's interesting because I didn't think a thing of it. It used to be the people were executed in this country. Or they would be lynched and white and black Nevada the old west. You're white folks are lynched black folks were lynched. I'm sure there are Asians orlands Chinese. And there are asked about George professor, Michael Eric Dyson comments about height Smith. He had said excuse me. He had said CB height. Smith is a racist. A white nationalist the white supremacist, and it is a shame that white mississippians would exonerate her in advance and excuse her for the intimidating hatred that she expresses that is from. Michael Eric Dyson who's kind of out there on the left. And pastor Daryll Scott address, this this hypersensitivity towards racism is prevalent, and all of these recent elections, rather the scientists said the term monkey up and all of a sudden, oh he's talking about black people since we I would attend a public hanging. Oh, we're talking about black people anything that said by these candidates is not precisely necessarily referring to black people. We're taking it that way. And we're taking it that way simply for political purposes. And it's exactly right. Is be taken exactly and solely for political purposes. We are caller handful of weeks ago. You know who called up because they were convinced convinces some comment a low life. I think was made by Donald Trump about what was your name famous or whatever. Her name was the one who is on she shaves to work for the White House for bed and into the job. So he let her go. Well, that's racist. Well, actually, he'd called Michael avenue ETI, a low life to simply a freezer uses. But no, we had to believe somehow in the orthodoxy that that use of that phrase was proof that Donald Trump must be a racist. And then the pastor went on further to say that the use and misuse of the term racism is intended to divide. It takes us directly into the politics of identity group think and he's there to challenge that what's on the news. Any gaffe by hyper scrutinizing, everything that comes out of these candidates mouth to see that we can say as racist. So we can use it to try to win an election. That's simply what the the Dem's playbook. It has been there. Playbook every to every four year. There's pin the rates to sauna Republican. That's what they do. And they continue to say and this time, it's not working as you take a look at the votes that came in for height Smith as well as the votes who came in for the Santa's in Florida and the votes that came in in Georgia, you'll see that there a significant number of black males who voted Republican. This is an indication that the ground is shifting under the feet of the Democrats. And that of course, again, reinforces the concept that. That we have these guys on the border right now is because it was the Democrats needs because they need those votes because as the black community begins to say, you know, we've been trying the things that Democrats now for half a century. It doesn't work. They're going to be a change of heart saying, maybe you should try it the other way for a bit. And now if you're a black guy, and you vote Republican, then clearly yourself hating that is what we're not being told a for example. Bill Nelson the old rich guy in Florida. He performed Andrew gillum Nelson got forty-three thousand more votes than Gillan, but according to exit polling ninety percent of the black voters cast ballots for Nelson. An only eighty six percent voted for Gillam. In georgia. The race was close enough for Democrats and try to steal victory but not for like a frying. She founded friendly judge on election day and said, look, we not you to stay these opposed to keep them open for a long long time. Keep them open. She found the lawsuit counties to count illegal fraudulent inaccurate ballots. But again, they found the same thing with exit. Polls was that a significant number of black men are beginning to vote Republican? And of course, you have everything working here. In georgia. You had two time presidential loser. Hillary clinton. Sparticus Booker from New Jersey. Sharon Brown, all these people saying, well, the only reason kept could possibly lost in Georgia racism. And of course, if you take a look and see that there are more black votes coming in for Republican candidates this cycle than last cycle. You'll see that that is obviously a lie. So as a pastor said, this is what they do every two years every four years and this time. It's not working despite the best efforts of the political left under this president black-americans are thriving black unemployment has hit historic lows. It's never been more. We're we to keep track of this which is in the early nineteen seventies separate black and white unemployment and black white Hispanic whatever separate subgroups is lower now than it has ever been ever month in month out. There are currently one point two million more blacks employed under Trump than were employed under Obama black home ownership is on the rise. And despite the hilarious attempts by Barack Obama say thank me for that. It's all me. I did it all there are some black voters were taking note. Now their lives are better under Republican policies then under democrat policies. See a four percent swing a blackmail votes from democrat or Republican was enough to cause some Florida's governorship at a US Senate seat. Imagine if the black vote for Republicans rises to fifteen percent instead of ten or twelve over rises to twenty percent. And since the left only rely on race sex and economic divisions for electoral victories. It would be a hard blow for them to take because they have no governing philosophy their philosophy is what is your group? A let us give your group something and you vote for us. And and we see this right here in Baltimore. Blacks across America suffer most where. In democrat, run cities, democrat run cities. You're telling me that the black population of Baltimore City is thriving under year in year out democrat rule. No because the votes taken for granted. It was taken for granted if you're black. You will you must vote democrat, which means there's no reason for the Democrats ever to fear losing that voting block. So the question is who wins the primary not who wins the general. Ellen Walton was a solid candidate for the GOP premiere last time round deliver prayer did not have a prayer because people were still in the mindset of saying, you know, what I must vote democrat. See why? Well, because they're the party that helps me really how. So it's been a half a century of Morrison's. We had the Republican mayor in Baltimore City. How's that working for you? And of course, it's not. And now, they're individuals, male and female in the black community were saying, no, it's not working, and I'm willing to look somewhere else as the presence of two years ago. What are you got to lose really what you've got to lose?.
"horace walpole" Discussed on Queer as Fact
"The last thing I wanted to know about William while is that a of the antiquated that are now in the national museum of Ireland. We're collected by him cool. So that's quite cool. Yes. So also grows up in the household of these two very strong characters, and is how for a lot of interesting people in society in sort of various like literary fields and in Irish, nationalism, and academia, and so forth. And this is the conversation that he grew up hearing when she is not at ten he sent off to boarding school after in school. He receives a scholarship to trinity Trinity College in eighteen seventy one and then he receives a scholarship to Oxford nations wall. Okay. The clo- boy even from his school years. He's remembered as being very good at talking and very good at telling stories, so he'll tell these stories that have built on everyday life that are exaggerated wildly into the ING of. Hail a friend from his schooldays noted that there was always something in his telling tales to suggest that he thought his here's really being taken in like, I just feel like there's a real difference between like lying to see someone and lying knowing that someone is in on it phenomenal enjoyment. I think he's just telling kind of talking about stories that everyone knows on. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And just kind of like in establishing his character full that was a good distinction to make. So he seems to essentially talk nonsense all the time. Like it was today things because they interesting or provocative without necessarily kind of thinking through very much, but they're often quiet beautiful all sins. This sounds like that makes him a hard kind of past depend down yet. Like in terms of his opinions, or whatever it sure does. It does make it very difficult to understand what he really thinks. And it's also that thing a little bit like what we had with Horace Walpole when you have just like so many words from someone pinning down while they fought becomes a lot more. Difficult inherently because obviously people do this kind of like change their opinions and a good quote of. Here's that encapsulates that woman he said to offline Doyle, which goes between men life. There's mist of words always I throw probability out of the window for the sake of of phrase and the chance of an epigraph mix desert truth knowledge, this about him. So yeah. But also dislike. He just wanted to in store. Good. Well, listen to speak and he gets invited to the holidays. Just because people like we should have let us go wild. He'll show up and talk buffer now is still in his schooling days. He's very very clever as I mentioned from his days. He is an astoundingly fast reader. He's apparently able to skim a book in half an hour, and then give an accurate summary and apparently able to read like both facing pages at the same time can hack dislocate his. That's a terrifying thing to Patia. I never had anyone could do. Charles. It's not true gonna say I feel like that's sure like a good thing to say it is a good already working. Well, let's where we really see his intelligence, however is in the classics. They ruined his eyesight at Oxford nor. He doesn't do a ton of work. Okay. I think that's definitely an advantage. We will skew in half an hour and give a solid clots which saved him from doing a lot of union hook. Yeah. And he also is like flu intonation, Greg. So I presume that apply to Incheon Greek. Presumably he must have one engine Greg at some point which mile not taking some work..
"horace walpole" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Seventeen sixty four english art historian politician and author horace walpole basically invented the john of gothic horror when he published the castle of entre nto walpole combined medieval ideas about the supernatural with the realism of the modern novel created an atmosphere of terror world in which anything could happen and often did giant helmet falls from the heavens crushing conrad on his wedding day immense limbs appear within the castle itself mysterious blood flows a bunch of boogeyman wandering in and out of the tail but even in these tales you didn't really get into the minds of the main character or the main characters you didn't sit and stew in the dark recesses of their minds like you would with plo the true use of psychological horror through i personnel ration just hadn't been done in the way did it before even though it's way most of these stories are written now in poet inspire you know other writers such as ambrose pierce a beer skews me hp lovecraft right horror stories who would inspire still others leading us to stephen king and other the authors of today poll use the main characters the first person narrator the heightened suspense draw readers into the character situations giving readers an intimate view of the character psyche providing an additional layer of realism to the tail allowing the readers to feel more connected to therefore more frayed for the primary characters right again i talked about earlier were scared when they're scared and again with modern horror we feel their fear you know stephen king's it's experienced pennywise through the lives of the kids the piece of shit spider clown terrorizes and or murders i those a spoiler alert for you by the way was fuck of you been the last twenty years the famous gothic hor novel frankenstein was written just before at ground post time as an author got close to what he was doing it was written by mary shelley publishing eight eighteen eighteen when pozzo nine years old this tale comes close again but still falls short compared to poets told primarily through the narration of the character robert watson who never deals directly with a monster frankenstein watson is the is the captain of north pole bound ship that becomes.
"horace walpole" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Right to that inheritance now we'd seriously debate in the modern context with the gulf's ever had anything to do with sweden but there's no question it become central to the swedish patriotic ideal and the 17th century in particular is the swedish golden age this is the age of gustavus adolphus the really great period in swedish history and they are claiming descent yohannes man was his work was called the history of all the kings of gulfs and swedes there's another meaning of course of the wide gothic which i needed to the top of the pack round the idea of the horror which is over the last century has become widespread in popular culture bakovic novel originated in britain stashing with horace walpole's carso of our trump type published in the mid 70s hundreds with this subtitle a gothic story so why did this sean retake often become so popular internationally union ah do you think you could see this as assertive nostalgic look back to a medieval passed that flies in the face of enlightenment and control that was saying increasingly getting into the aging century while everything is beautiful and trains and controlled underneath that what gothic literature was allowing was the darkest sides of live to evolve so it's about horror it's about the supernatural it's actually about the erotic in the sense you will as well and the role taken by female protagonists is often is.
"horace walpole" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"But no it had to be some strange trick and how do we recapture the trick this is what we're seeing in this postchristian west a we're seeing it fundamentally of a contradiction an impossibility to you want to have the western civilization without the thing that makes it the west and the term that a lot of these online outriders using is red pill so you you remember from the matrix we have a clip of it this is your last chance after this there is no turning back you take the glue pill the story and you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want you take the red blue you stay in wonderland and i'd show you how deep the rabbit so that's the choice that they think we have they think that we're living in a fantasy the fantasy of 2017 western civilization it's illusory and what we really need to do as wake up to the truth of reality which is dark and ugly and it's a hard truth but you know we gotta do it take the red pill the world is ugly but let's let's go ahead and do it anyway horace walpole the great english rider said life is a comedy to him who thinks and a tragedy to him who feels so is life just a hellish facade full of pointless moments until we turn into warm food or is there some purpose i can't possibly answer that i have to bring on our panel of deplorables and we have an excellent one today we have roaming millennial we have the loan conservative cassi dylan and for some reason we have jacob ari.
"horace walpole" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"A horror novels in english i read it before you can tree confined it for free on the internet go he hits um so at this letter was from horace walpole two horace man who was a london merchant and diplomat not to be confused with the american educator by the same name that he was roundabout 100 years later so the two horaces maintained a friendship through correspondence for more than four decades and on december night seventeen 45 walpole wrote the following we begin to take up people but it is with as much caution intimidate t as women of quality begin to prom their jules we have not ventured upon any great stone yet the provos of edinburgh is in custody of a messenger and the other day they seized an odd man who goes by the name of count censure man he has been here these two years it will not tell who he is or wince but professes that he does not go by his right name he sings place on the violin wonderfully composes is mad and not very sensible he is called in italian a spaniard opole a somebody that married a great fortune in mexico and ran away with her jewels to constantinople a priest a fiddler a vast nobleman the prince of wales has had unseeded curiosity about him but in vain however nothing has been made out against him he is released an what convinces me that he is not a gentleman stays here and talks of his being taken up for a spy.
"horace walpole" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"W if when we get to the lake when was he well as sure he visits really tricky in this particular one because there are different stories and in some cases no story most reputable sources that try to put his berth somewhere on the time line put it somewhere between seventeen ten and seventeen twelve and there were times late in the counts life the he claimed that he was the son of the transylvanian prince ferenc the second rechose e a who led a hungarian uprising called the couric revolt against the habsburg empire and reckless he had several sons one of whom died as a child and those who believe that counts as your man was the transylvanian prince his son claimed that dan death the death of the child had been faked to protect the young boy in the midst of this political tumult and this version of the counts origins if you buy into that actually puts his birth a little bit earlier around sixteen ninety million has all lot bit earlier it does but you know he was ageless much like dick clark so i was gonna say dorian gray i were with the less impressive and more poultry reference yes so he first appeared in historical documentation much later in seventeen fortyfive he was mentioned in a letter from horace walpole who was the fourth earl of orford and the author of the a horror fiction the castle of a tronto which is like one of the first.
"horace walpole" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"For the period that they're going to depict and the authentic reproduction of that period in this case the regency period now what what is that in england that dates from about eighteen eleven when the prince of wales georgia would become george the fourth becomes the acting king of england because he becomes the prince regent he becomes the acting king because georgia iii who had been on the throne our george the third from seventeen sixty by the seventeen eighties he began to have a manic episodes that incapacitated him for periods of time around eighteen ten eighteen eleven he went into it again for a prolonged period of time in even though he would live for another nine years and not dying till eighteen twenty his eldest son george becomes the prince regent and rules in his stead now we still think of as george iii reigning until eighteen twenty but this is a very special period in terms of british history the decorative arts architecture fashion just the arts music in general in this is the period that's depicted primarily in the jane austen novel than those of a lot of other female authors at that time remember that novel really comes about because of the efforts of female writers and i think a lot of people forget about that beginning with say maria edgeworth and others of her generation in the seventeen eighties the the woman's spin on the century is it's been called the female century the set the late seventeen hundreds in that's absolutely true much of the tastes this the the the the social norms that we get through literature come from these novels which were incredibly popular at the time even though horace walpole kind of like invented it particularly the gothic novel on the seventeen sixties with arguably the very well actually not arguably it it it it really is the first gothic serve mystery horror story the castle of a tronto in the seventeen sixties where he brought all his learning all his knowledge of literature his artistic aesthetic altogether.