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Dowson

[dou-suh n] /ˈdaʊ sən/
noun
1.
Ernest (Christopher) 1867–1900, English poet.
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  • It was merely too late for Dowson, and it was probably too soon.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • But it was all struggle for Dowson, a battle with the pale lily.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • Dowson was, let us say not mockingly, the boyish whimperer in song.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • That was the genius of poets like Dowson, and pierrot was the master of them all.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • Do you know that thing of Dowson's: 'I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion'?

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Dowson died obscure in 1900, one of the finest of modern minor poets.

  • Even if he could read minds, how could he tell Dowson what he'd read?

    That Sweet Little Old Lady Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
  • Dr. Dowson took the papers and put in some time frowning at them.

    That Sweet Little Old Lady Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
  • "I might say that we are beginning to understand his illness," Dr. Dowson said.

    That Sweet Little Old Lady Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
  • But you know, Toni, you could got Mr. Dowson any minute if you tried!

    The Making of a Soul

    Kathlyn Rhodes
British Dictionary definitions for Dowson

Dowson

/ˈdaʊsən/
noun
1.
Ernest (Christopher). 1867–1900, English Decadent poet noted for his lyric Cynara
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