Oscar Wilde was arrested at the Cadogan Hotel on this day in 1895.
"The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel" (1937) by John Betjeman
He sipped at a weak hock and seltzer
As he gazed at the London skies
Through the Nottingham lace of the curtains
Or was it his bees-winged eyes?
To the right and before him Pont Street
Did tower in her new built red,
As hard as the morning gaslight
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