The Trope: Hugh Trevor-Roper

  title={The Trope: Hugh Trevor-Roper},
  author={G. Watson},
  journal={Sewanee Review},
  pages={608 - 617}
a trope is a figure of speech, and it was a nickname some knew him by, since he was notoriously fond of them. “This elaborate trope,” hugh TrevorRoper once wrote to his beloved mentor Bernard Berenson in 1952, playfully excusing a metaphor that had gotten out of hand. The word can also mean something added to a liturgy as a musical embellishment, which is apt too, since he was a stylist among english historians of his day. Rivals sometimes called him a journalist, meaning he wrote well. a big… Expand