Quotation by Horace Walpole

King René of Anjou [(1409-80)] ... was a strange compound of amiable, great and trifling qualities. He was so excellent a sovereign as to acquire the surnom of the Good. He was brave in war, delighted in tournaments and wrote on them, instituted festivals and processions, partly religious and partly burlesque, was a fond husband, a romantic lover, a good painter for that age, and a true philosopher.
Horace Walpole (1717–1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, pp. 69-70, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978).

Originally written in 1788.
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