"When Lady Mary ..." Quote of Horace Walpole

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
When Lady Mary Tufton married Dr. Duncan, an elderly physician, Mr. George Selwyn said, "How often will she say with Macbeth 'Wake, Duncan, with thy knocking—would thou couldst!'"
Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 26, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978). Originally written in 1786; Selwyn was a noted wit, while the marriage of Lady Mary and Dr. Duncan was rumored to be unconsummated.

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