Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (15 March 1852 – 22 May 1932), born Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
Quotationsmore quotations »
''Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.''Augusta, Lady Gregory (1859-1932), Irish playwright, director. O'Malley, in Shanwalla, act 2.
Comments about Isabella Augusta
Translated from an anonymous eighth-century Irish poem
It is late last night the dog was speaking of you;
the snipe was speaking of you in her deep marsh.
It is you are the lonely bird through the woods;
and that you may be without a mate until you find me.
You promised me, and you said a lie to me,
that you would be before me where the sheep are flocked;
I gave a whistle and three hundred cries to you,
and I found nothing there but a bleating lamb.
You promised me a thing that was hard for you,
a ship of gold under a silver mast;
twelve towns ...