Richard Le Gallienne
Richard Thomas Le Gallienne (1866–1947) was an English man of letters, closely associated with the literary world of London in the 1890s; after that he lived in the US, without altering his period style. The American actress Eva Le Gallienne (1899–1991) was his daughter, by his second marriage.
- Dear Sister, You dream like mad, you love like tinder, you aspire like a star-struck moth - for what? That you may hive little lyrics, and sell to a publisher for thirty pieces of silver.
- Opening Lines from Epistle Dedicatory, to his sister, Sissie Le Gallienne English Poems Copland & Day 1895 kindle ebook.
- Art was a palace once, things great and fair,
And strong and holy , found a temple there:
- To the Reader English Poems Copland & Day 1895 Kindle ebook.
- Yea, howso we dream,
Or how bravely we do;
The end is the same,
Be we traitor or true:
And after the bloom
And the passion is past
Death comes at last.
- An old Man’s Song.
- Time’s horses gallop down the lessening hill.
- Time flies.
- There’s too much beauty upon this earth
For lonely men to bear.
- A Ballad of too much Beauty.
- A paradox is a truth standing on its head in order to attract attention.
- The Review of Reviews, Volume 17 (Jan-July 1898), “The Topic of the Month: The Jubilee of the Awakening of 1848" (April 1898). ("Richard Le Gallienne, who has recently been airing his ambrosial locks in the heated air of American lecture rooms, once told his audience that "a paradox was a truth standing on its head in order to attract attention."")