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It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction.

Richard Le Gallienne

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He contributed to The Yellow Book and associated with the Rhymers' Club. The book My Ladies' Sonnets appeared in 1887 and in 1889 be became for a brief time literary secretary to Wilson Barrett. He has been credited with the 1906 translation from the Danish of Peter Nansen's Love's Trilogy; but most sources and the book itself attribute it to Julie.

The American actress Eva Le Gallienne (1899–1991) was his daughter by his second marriage.

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