Tag Archives: RIchard Le Gallienne

20,000 Sheep

Snippets 112. During the 19th and early 20th Centuries a sheep fair was held annually at Westbury, near Salisbury. At the tail end of the 19th Century it had become a huge affair, with nearly 100,000 sheep. In fact it … Continue reading

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The Mischievous Girl

Snippets 110. Today’s snippet is another quote from Richard Le Gallienne’s Travels in England, from 1900, an interesting travel book that we have looked at in a couple of previous snippets. Some travel journals can fall into the trap of … Continue reading

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The Grumpy Tourist

Snippets 105. Today’s snippet is a quote from Richard Le Gallienne’s Travels in England, from 1900, an interesting travel book that we have looked at in a couple of previous snippets. I always delight in finding a travel book that … Continue reading

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Don’t ask the Locals!

Snippets 101.  In a previous post, we looked at a quote from Travels in England, by Richard Le Gallienne, published in 1900.  The following two quotations are from different parts of the same book, but share a common theme.  According … Continue reading

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The Field Mouse

Snippets 99.  In the previous Snippet we looked at a quote from Richard Le Gallienne’s Travels in England. The book is dedicated to William Sharp, with the following poem: Will, you have travelled far and wide On many a foreign … Continue reading

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The Joy of Travelling Slowly

Snippets 98. Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947) was a poet and writer of books and essays on a wide variety of topics. In his 1900 work, Travels in England, he explains why he feels that travelling close to home, and at … Continue reading

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