Ernest Dowson Quotes

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About Ernest Dowson

Ernest Christopher Dowson (August 2, 1867 – February 23, 1900) was an English poet associated with the Decadent Movement.

Born: August 2nd, 1867

Died: February 23rd, 1900

Categories: English poets, 1900s deaths, Roman Catholics

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They are not long, the days of wine and roses; Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream.
Ernest Dowson
• "Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetet Incohare Longam" (1896)
• This title too is from Horace: "The short span of life forbids us to entertain long hopes."
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I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.
Ernest Dowson
• "Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae" (1896)
• The title, a quotation from Horace, means "I am not as I was under good Cynara's reign."
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I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind, Flung roses, roses riotously with the throng
O pray the earth enfold Our life-sick hearts and turn them into dust.
I understand that absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.

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