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Introduction to Volume on Houghton and Robert Walpole (text in Latin)

Author:
Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (British, London 1717–1797 London)
Date:
May 24, 1722
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
sheet: 20 11/16 x 14 3/16 in. (52.5 x 36 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.62.17r
Not on view
Inscription: In Horace Walpole's hand: "This whole peice (sic) was wrote by Dr. Henry Bland, Dean of Durham and Provost of Eton College. He was contemporary at Eton School and King's College, Cambridge with Sir Robert Walpole and afterwards thus preferred by him"; Latin text below.
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