Miles may have in mind Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) and Oscar Wilde (1856-1900), both of whose work was overshadowed by their personal notoriety. In her diary entry of May 30, 1914, she mentions: "Finished the rough draft of a poem I have worked on two weeks--'Our Lady of Pain,' an answer to that beautiful and poisonous one of Swinburne's" (4).