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dc.contributor.advisorTaylor, E. Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBaker, Orvilleen_US
dc.contributor.authorAikins, Lucille Lamben_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-12T14:42:55Z
dc.date.available2019-04-12T14:42:55Z
dc.date.issued1957
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/19937
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractIt would be presumptuous to suggest that this paper has any importance as a piece of scholarly research. It uncovers no new facts, nor does it illuminate familiar information with brilliant critical insight. The thesis of this paper is simple and obvious: the more one reads all of Walpole's works, the more one enjoys each of Walpole's works; the more one reads Walpole, the more one knows of eighteenth century life. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate reasonable capacity to gather, read, and interpret information, to organize ideas sensibly, to cite sources correctly, and to write acceptable English. In addition to its practical use as an exercise in writing, this paper should illustrate the pleasures of Beauclerism, a term which W. W. Williams has used to describe the amateur's pursuit of minor, eighteenth century figures. Williams describes this interest in the personalities of Walpole's time as a zest for knowledge, enlivened by warmth and humor. My addiction to Beauclerism has been inspired and enriched by the distinguished scholarship of Dr. E. Ruth Taylor and Dr. Bernard Schilling; it has been encouraged and endured by the generous patience of Dr. Harold E. Aikins.en_US
dc.format.extent54 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWalpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Horace Walpole's correspondence with George Montaguen_US
dc.subject.lcshWalpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Memoirs of the last ten years of the reign of George the Thirden_US
dc.titleHorace Walpole's correspondence and memoirsen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Social Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Speechen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A. (Master of Arts)en_US


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