Blog friend JES the other day reminded me of this, and it seemed so appropriate to this blog. Dowson, in fact, can probably be counted as another of my 'Unsuitable Role Models': a tremendous poet, but he drank himself to death with wine and laudanum in his early thirties.
Madder music and more wine, indeed!
Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae
Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)