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Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849)

Beddoes, Thomas Lovell. An English poet; born in Rodney Place, Clifton, July 20, 1803; died in Basle, Jan. 20, 1849. He was educated at Oxford and Göttingen, and lived a strange wandering life as a doctor and politician in Germany and Switzerland, with occasional visits to England. ‘The Bride’s Tragedy’ (1822), a play in imitation of the later Elizabethans, attracted attention; but his best is ‘Death’s Jest-Book,’ on which he was at work from 1825 until his death. It was published posthumously by his friend T. F. Kelsall (1850), who also edited his other poems with memoir (1851).