Who is Oscar Fingal O'flahertie Wills Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", imprisonment, and early death at age 46.

Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. A young Wilde learned to speak fluent French and German. At university, Wilde read Greats; he demonstrated himself to be an exceptional classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford. He became associated with the emerging philosophy of aest...
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Oscar Fingal O'flahertie Wills Wilde Poems

  • Poem: Libertatis Sacra Fames
    Albeit nurtured in democracy,
    And liking best that state republican
    Where every man is Kinglike and no man
    Is crowned above his fellows, yet I see, ...
  • Poem: Ave Imperatrix
    Set in this stormy Northern sea,
    Queen of these restless fields of tide,
    England! what shall men say of thee,
    Before whose feet the worlds divide? ...
  • Ravenna
    (Newdigate prize poem recited in the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford June 26th, 1878.

    To my friend George Fleming author of 'The Nile Novel' and 'Mirage')
  • Italia
    Italia! thou art fallen, though with sheen
    Of battle-spears thy clamorous armies stride
    From the north Alps to the Sicilian tide!
    Ay! fallen, though the nations hail thee Queen ...
  • The New Remorse
    The sin was mine; I did not understand.
    So now is music prisoned in her cave,
    Save where some ebbing desultory wave
    Frets with its restless whirls this meagre strand. ...
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In Genoa, when the sunset gave
Its last warm purple to the wave,
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Though deadliest foes were there, whose hate
But slumber'd till its hour of fate,
Yet calmly, at the twilight's close,
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