- (John) Horne [hawrn] /hɔrn/, 1736–1812, English politician and philologist.
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I do not believe Mr. Tooke will talk to you, or to any of us.
The maid announced Mr. Tooke, of Crofton; and Mr. Tooke walked in.
By that time tea was ready,—an early tea, because Mr. Tooke had to go away.
But Mr. Tooke only shook hands with him, and bade him grow older as fast as he could.
"That is your age," said Mr. Tooke, smiling and making room between his knees.
- John Horne, original name John Horne. 1736–1812, British radical, who founded (1771) the Constitutional Society to press for parliamentary reform: acquitted (1794) of high treason. He also wrote the philological treatise The Diversions of Purley (1786)