Lord Alfred Douglas (1870 - 1945 / England)
Lord Alfred Douglas is remembered today for his tumultuous association with Oscar Wilde and as a minor poet.
Douglas, universally known as Bosie, was born October 22, 1870, the third son of John Sholto Douglas, ninth Marquess of Queensberry, and Sibyl, née Montgomery.
After a boyhood during which his parents separated, Douglas went up from Winchester to Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1889. He met Oscar Wilde through a mutual friend in early summer, 1891, and they became lovers the following spring. Douglas's beauty was "like a narcissus--white and gold," as Wilde told Robert Ross.
Most of Douglas's homoerotic poetry was written between 1893 and 1896 and appeared in ... more »
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- A Prayer
- A Song
- A Winter Sunset
- Autumn Days
- Harmonic Du Soir
- Impression de Nuit ( London )
- In Memoriam : Francis Archibald Douglas
- Jonquil And Fleur-de-lys
- Le Balcon
- Night Coming Into A Garden
- Night Coming Out Of A Garden
- Not all the singers of a thousand years
- Ode To Autumn