Francis Beaumont Poems
- True Beauty May I find a woman fair, And her mind as clear ...
- On The Tombs In Westminster Ab... MORTALITY, behold and fear!...
- The Indifferent Never more will I protest, To love a woman ...
- A Sonnet Flattering Hope, away and leave me, She'll not ...
- Lay A Garland On My Hearse Lay a garland on my hearse, ...
- The Author To The Reader I sing the fortune of a luckless ...
- Fie On Love Now fie on foolish love, it not befits Or man or...
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 Ben Jonson ; he was also acquainted with ... more »
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May I find a woman fair,
And her mind as clear as air,
If her beauty go alone,
'Tis to me as if't were none.
May I find a woman rich,
And not of too high a pitch;
If that pride should cause disdain,
Tell me, lover, where's thy gain?
May I find a woman wise,
And her falseliood not disguise;
Hath she wit as she hath will,
Double arm'd she is to ill.
May I find a woman kind,
And not wavering like the wind:
How should I call that love mine,
When 'tis his, and his, and thine?
May I find a woman true,
There is Bettutv's fairest ...