Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

On Mr. Bernard Shaw's 70th Birthday

Speak of Methuselah, no more
’Tis “Back to G. B. S.”
What shall the Future praise him for
The fun? The seriousness?
The illuming thought? The scene on scene
Portrayed by master mind?
All these: but most that wit so keen
Could flash from heart so kind.

H. S. S.
The Times, July 26, 1926