Comedy and Tragedy: Horace Walpole

Kauffmann_Tragedy_and_Comedy

This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel

Horace Walpole 4th Earl of Orford (24 September 1717 – 2 March 1797)

Letter to Anne, Countess of Ossory, on 16 August 1776

The illustration is Portrait of Domenica Morghen as Tragedy and Maddalena Volpato as Comedy by Angelica Kauffmann.

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Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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