Dorothy Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington

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Dorothy Wellesley (30 July 188911 July 1956), styled Lady Gerald Wellesley between 1914 and 1943, was an English socialite, author, poet and literary editor. She was born Dorothy Violet Ashton at Maidenhead.


  • Sun-blistered ships on opal seas,
    Pacific stars split round the skies,
    What have I now to do with these
    Who know the wonder of your eyes?
    • Poem: Winter Flame
  • And elm-trees, massed like ostrich feather plumes,
    Are streaked and shot with fire.
    • Poem: Lost Lane

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