Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions, by Frank Harris

Mrs. Wilde’s Epitaph

(See page 447)

An evil fate seems to have pursued even Oscar’s wife. She died in Genoa and was buried in the corner of the Campo Santo set apart for Protestants. This is what one reads on her tombstone:

CONSTANCE

DAUGHTER OF THE LATE

HORATIO LLOYD, Q.C.

BORN—— DIED——

No reference to her marriage or to the famous man who was the father of her two sons.

The irony of chance wills it that the late Horatio Lloyd, Q.C., had been more than suspected of sexual viciousness: cfr. “Criticisms by Robert Ross” at end of Appendix.

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