1905. Laurence Hope (Adela Florence Cory Nicolson) English poet who lived in India. Her first book of poems, The Garden of Kama The Indian God of Love, brought her immediate celebrity and the admiration of writers like Thomas Hardy. Two months after her husband died in an operation, Adela took poison and died, 39 years old, in Madras, leaving a son who was to edit her selected poems in 1922. She left this volume, Last Poems, which is dedicated to her late husband.