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Wilde lectures to Rocky Mountain miners April 17, 1882 Wilde visits a prison, hating "to see a criminal with a noble face" April 25, 1882
Wilde complains of the encumberances of traveling July 6, 1882 Wilde is asked to give a lecture tour in the U.S. September 30, 1882
Hardy publishes "Two on a Tower" October 1882 Wilde calculates his play's success March 1883
Wilde finishes his play The Duchess of Padua

March 15, 1883
Wilde explains The Duchess of Padua

March 23, 1883
Woolf is described as an "affectionate" and "accomplished flirt" as a child October 10, 1883 Wilde proposes to Constance Lloyd November 25, 1883
Wilde marries Constance Lloyd May 29, 1884 Wilde gives a series of lectures on dress October 1, 1884
Wilde invests in John Keats's letters to Fanny Brawne March 1, 1885 Wilde publishes the article "Shakespeare and Stage Costume" May 22, 1885
Wilde's first son, Cyril, is born June 5, 1885 Birth of D.H. Lawrence September 11, 1885
Wilde publishes "To Read, or Not To Read" February 8, 1886 Hardy publishes "The Mayor of Casterbridge" May 1886
Wilde meets George Bernard Shaw September 14, 1886 Wilde's second son, Vyvyan, is born November 3, 1886
Hardy publishes "The Woodlanders" March 1887 Woolf invents new words as a child, quickly learning to use words as weapons April 15, 1887
Wilde reviews a translation of The Odyssey

April 26, 1887
Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Tales

May 1888
Wilde publishes "Pen, Pencil, and Poison" and "The Decay of Lying" January 1889 Wilde reviews Swinburne's Poems and Ballads

June 27, 1889
Wilde's "The Portrait of Mr. W. H." first appears July 1889 Joyce shows early aptitude for Jesuit logic March 9, 1890
Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray appears in Lippincott's Magazine

June 20, 1890
Stephen children publish The Hyde Park Gate News 1891 - 1895
Hardy on the links between art and science 1891 Wilde's The Duchess of Padua is performed in New York

January 26, 1891
Wilde publishes "The Soul of Man under Socialism" February 1891 Wilde publishes the revised version of The Picture of Dorian Gray

April 1891
Wilde attends Ibsen's Hedda Gabler

April 24, 1891
Wilde gives a copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray to Lord Alfred Douglas

July 1891
Hardy publishes "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" December 1891 Wilde's play Lady Windermere's Fan opens

February 20, 1892
Wilde gives an inscribed copy of his Poems to Lord Alfred Douglas

June 1892
Wilde's play Salome is banned by the Lord Chamberlain June 1892