- Horace, 4th Earl of Or·ford [awr-ferd] /ˈɔr fərd/, Horatio Walpole, 1717–97, English novelist and essayist (son of Sir Robert Walpole).
- Sir Hugh Seymour,1884–1941, English novelist, born in New Zealand.
- Sir Robert, 1st Earl of Or·ford [awr-ferd] /ˈɔr fərd/, 1676–1745, British statesman: prime minister 1715–17; 1721–42.
- a city in E Massachusetts.
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I even took a genre early-novels class and read Shelley, Walpole, and Poe.A Kid and a King: ‘Chicago Fire’ Co-Creator Derek Haas on His Love of Stephen King
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The attorney before Walpole was on the case just six months, and the one before that was hired and fired on the same day.Polygamist Courtroom Circus
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"Catched" is good enough eighteenth-century for Johnson and Walpole.
It is better still in the letter from Walpole to General Conway in chap.
Permitted the whigs in general, and one Walpole in particular, to run England.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
And Walpole looked at his watch, and saw it was already past five o'clock.
Mr. Walpole sings charmingly, Kate, and is very obliging about it—at least he used to be.'
- Horace, 4th Earl of Orford. 1717–97, British writer, noted for his letters and for his delight in the Gothic, as seen in his house Strawberry Hill and his novel The Castle of Otranto (1764)
- Sir Hugh (Seymour). 1884–1941, British novelist, born in New Zealand: best known for The Herries Chronicle (1930–33), a sequence of historical novels set in the Lake District
- Sir Robert, 1st Earl of Orford. 1676–1745, English Whig statesman. As first lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1721–42) he was effectively Britain's first prime minister
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