Beardsley's "Under the Hill" was until recently the only successful attempt to produce "anything like laforgue" in our tongue.
But there is good verbalism, distinct from lyricism or imagism, and in this laforgue is a master.
laforgue's Hamlet sees through the hole in the mundane millstone and his every phrase is like the flash of a scimitar.
The intelligence of laforgue ran through the whole gamut of his time.
He is a spiritual half-brother to laforgue's Hamlet, shorn of that ironist's humour.
laforgue was, for four or five years, "reader" to the ex-Kaiser's mama; he escaped and died of la misre.
There was no present for laforgue, except among a group of friends.
You will hardly find such neatness save in France; such modern neatness, save in laforgue.
laforgue was a better artist than any of these men save Corbire.
You can get the feel of laforgue or even of Corbire from a few poems; Romains is a subject for study.