Francis Beaumont was a dramatist in the English Renaissance theatre, most famous for his collaborations with John Fletcher.
Beaumont was the son of Sir Francis Beaumont of Grace Dieu, near Thringstone in Leicestershire, a justice of the common pleas. He was born at the family seat and was educated at Broadgates Hall (now Pembroke College, Oxford) at age thirteen. Following the death of his father in 1598, he left university without a degree and followed in his father's footsteps by entering the Inner Temple in London in 1600.
Accounts suggest that Beaumont did not work long as a lawyer. He became a student of poet and playwright more »
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- True Beauty
- On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey
- A Sonnet
- The Indifferent
- The Author to the Reader
- Lay a garland on my hearse
- To the true patronesse of all Poetrie,
- To The True Patroness of all Poetry, Cal...
- Ad Comitissam Rutlandiæ
- An Elegy on the Lady Markham
- Fie On Love
- Mr. Francis Beaumont's Letter to Ben Jon...
- In Laudem Authoris.
- On the Marriage of a Beauteous Young Gen...
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