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Laurence Hope

(1865-1904 / India)

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Adela Florence Nicolson (née Cory) (9 April 1865-4 October 1904) was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope.

She was born on 9 April 1865 at Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire, the second of three daughters to Colonel Arthur Cory and Fanny Elizabeth Griffin. Her father was employed in the British army at Lahore, and thus she was raised by her relatives back in England. ... more »

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  • ''Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.''
    Laurence Hope (1865-1904), British poet. I Arise and Go Down to the River, st. 6.
  • ''Pale hands I love beside the Shalimar,
    Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?''
    Laurence Hope (1865-1904), poet. Kashmiri Song (l. 1-2). . ; pseud. of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L....
  • Pale hands, pink-tipped, like Lotus buds that float
    On those cool waters where we used to dwell,
    I would have rather felt you round my throat
    Crushing out life than waving me fare...
    Laurence Hope (1865-1904), poet. Kashmiri Song (l. 9-12). . ; pseud. of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L...
  • ''Or, pale dispensers of my Joys and Pains,
    Holding the doors of Heaven and of Hell,''
    Laurence Hope (1865-1904), poet. Kashmiri Song (l. 5-6). . ; pseud. of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L....
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