TIME International, Feb. 13, 1995


LONDON. Oscar Wilde, who ended his life in obloquy, will be honored with a place in Westminster Abbey's memorial window near Poets' Corner next week. The Valentine's Day unveiling of a diamond-shape glass plaque inscribed with his name and dates of birth and death will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the opening night of his comic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde's pane joins those dedicated to Alexander Pope and Robert Herrick in the window, which was installed last year above the tomb of Geoffrey Chaucer and near the Poets' Corner memorials of Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence....

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