Charles Godfrey Leland

American folklorist (1824-1903)

Charles Godfrey Leland (August 15 1824March 20 1903) was an American humorist and folklorist.

Charles Godfrey Leland


  • Hans Breitmann gife a barty—
    Where ish dat barty now?
    • Hans Breitmann's Party (1871).
  • They saw a Dream of Loveliness descending from the train.
    • The Masher.
  • The brave deserve the lovely—every woman may be won.
    • The Masher.
  • If all the world must see the world
    As the world the world hath seen,
    Then it were better for the world
    That the world had never been.
    • The World and the World.

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