"An ancient prophecy ..." Quote of Horace Walpole

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
An ancient prophecy ... pronounced, That the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it!
Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. The Castle of Otranto, ch. 1 (1764).
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