High History / Part XXVI / Oscar Wilde

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Andre Gide described in Si le grain ne meurt (1921) seeing Him at a cafe where old Arabs sat quatting on mats and smoking kief, and a young man arrived with:

"Big black eyes having the langorous look that haschisch gives."

Christopher McGriddle wote A pocket-sized collection of classic photographs of Him with beautiful #Marijuana photos, and some of his greatest quotes.


He is the writer of "The Picture of Dorian Gray". He wrote:

"From the wildness of my wasted passion I had struck a better, clearer song, Lit some lighter light of freer freedom, bottled with some Hydra-headed wrong."
So Who Was He ?

  • He is Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900). He was an Irish writer, best known among English writers.

  • His father, Sir William Wilde, a specialist in eye and ear disease, anticorruption and writer, had three children in a first relationship. His mother, Jane Francesca Elgee, was a poet (he wrote revolutionary poems under the pseudonym Speranza) and a journalist.

  • During the school, Oscar excelled in the study of classics, Greek language and drawing, earning numerous prizes and scholarships.


  • After studying at Dublin's Trinity College, he teaches John Ruskin's aesthetic lectures at the University of Oxford, where he also distinguishes his refined tastes, elegant clothing and dandy lifestyle. After graduating, in 1878, he moved to London.

  • He became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for homosexuality, imprisonment, and early death at age 46.

  • Oscar Wilde was a remarkable writer. He knew how to paint through words, painting before the eyes of the reader's fantasy paintings of amazing beauty. Viewed as a whole, his creation mirrored the decline of humanism and the cult of art in what he has elevated.

Oscar Wilde & Hashish

  • The Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, the writer of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” wrote about cannabis, and a hookah-smoking. He smoked weed or hashish in Egypt and Algiers, where from he wrote to Robert Ross in January 1895:
"Bosie and I have taken to haschish: it is quite exquisite: three puffs of smoke and then peace and love."
  • He wrote in 1886:
"Our most fiery moments of ecstasy are merely shadows of what somewhere else we have felt. There is an unknown land full of strange flowers and subtle perfumes, a land of which it is joy of all joys to dream, a land where all things are perfect and poisonous."


The True Knowledge By Oscar Wilde

I seek in vain what lands to till or sow with seed

The land is black with briar and weed

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Reference & Photos / Wikipedia / Pothead /

Before Prohibition, when #Cannabis plants grew freely, many of Notable People throughout #History, created necessary contributions to the event of common Cannabis Usage, throughout the ages, from ancient civilizations, to queens, to presidents, to emperors. So, if missed out one celebrity of High History Series,

feel free to check :

Ramesses The Great / William Shakespeare / James Monroe / Queen Victoria / Marijuana Inside The Tomb / Hua Tuo / William Brooke O'Shaughnessy / Herodotus, Democritus & Dioscorides / Ottoman Empire / Cannabis Club / Henry VIII & Elizabeth I / St.Hildegard Von Bingen / Louisa May Alcott / Queen Hatshepsut / Scythians & Herodotus / Maya Angelou / Isak Dinesen / Margaret Mead / Carolus Linnaeus / Jean Baptiste Lamarck / Joan of Arc / Friedrich Nietzsche / Andre Breton / Christopher Columbus / Carl Edward Sagan /

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