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 Ernest Dowson

Ernest Dowson

Birth
Lee, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England
Death 23 Feb 1900 (aged 32)
Catford, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England
Burial Lewisham, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England
Plot Ladywell, To left of Catholic Section at fork in path. Authorization for restoration of grave after vandalism received 2001.
Memorial ID 20645 · View Source
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Poet. One of the 'decadent' poets of the 1890's. The son of two suicides, he suffered from alcoholism and tuberculosis, from which he died. He was a friend of Oscar Wilde, Paul Verlaine and William Butler Yeats, and created some of the most quoted English verse: "I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind"; "They are not long, the days of wine and roses"; "wine, women and song".


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20645
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Dowson (2 Aug 1867–23 Feb 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20645, citing Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries, Lewisham, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .