Ernest Dowson

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Birthday
2, 1867
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 23, 1900 (32)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1867
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 23, 1900 (32)

About

English Decadent poet, author, and translator known for such famous lines as "days of wine and roses." His published works include Dilemmas, Stories and Studies in Sentiment; The Pierrot of the Minute; Cyanara: A Book of Little Verse, and A Comedy of Masks.

Before Fame

His four-year-old sister attempted to drown him when he was two years old.

Trivia

His poetry contained many quotable lines that were adopted as titles and/or alluded to in works by composer Cole Porter and playwright Eugene O'Neill, among others.

Family Life

He fell in love with Adelaide Foltinowicz when he was twenty-three and she was only eleven. She rejected his advances.

Associated With

The title of Margaret Mitchell's famous novel Gone with the Wind was taken from the third stanza of an 1894 poem by Dowson.

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