Laurence Hope (9 April 1865 – 4 October 1904) was the pen-name of the English poet Adela Florence Nicholson.
- Less than the dust beneath thy chariot wheel,
Less than the rust that never stained thy sword,
- Less than the weed that grows beside thy door
- Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar.
Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?
Whom do you lead on Rapture's roadway, far,
Before you agonise them in farewell?
- I would have rather felt you round my throat
Crushing out life, than waving me farewell!