Adventure by Mr Oscar Wilde, 3rd February 1894

Brighton Herald, 3rd February 1894
Brighton Herald, 3rd February 1894

An unpleasant adventure happened on the Brighton Front on Monday afternoon to Mr Oscar Wilde, who was staying at the Royal Albion Hotel. He was riding in a Victoria opposite Adelaide-crescent, Hove, when the horse took fright and bolted towards Brighton. The driver was powerless to stop the runaway and it was not until it reached the bottom of Regency-square, and the vehicle had come into collision with the Esplanade railings, that the horse was brought to a standstill. Fortunately, both Mr Wilde and the driver escaped without injury, the only damage done being that one of the shafts of the Victoria was broken, and the horse was cut under the fore-leg. So far as Mr Wilde was concerned it was “an accident of no importance.”

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