Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Thomas Lovell Beddoes (
June 30, 1803– January 26, 1849) was an English poetand dramatist.
Born in Clifton,
Somerset, England, he was the son of Dr. Thomas Beddoes, a friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Anna, sister of Maria Edgeworth. He was educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Oxford. He published in 1821 "The Improvisatore", which he afterwards endeavoured to suppress. His next venture was "The Bride's Tragedy" (1822), a blank versedrama that was published and well reviewed, and won for him the friendship of Barry Cornwall.
Beddoes' work shows a constant preoccupation with death. In 1824, he went to
Göttingento study medicine, motivated by his hope of discovering physical evidence of a human spirit which survives the death of the body. [Donner, 1950, pp. xxxvi-xxxvii.] He was expelled, and then went to Würzburgto complete his training. At this period, he became involved with radical politics; this got him into trouble. He was deported from Bavaria in 1833, and had to leave Zürich, where he had settled, in 1840.
He continued to write, but published nothing.
He led an itinerant life after leaving Switzerland, returning to England only in 1846, before going back to Germany. He became increasingly disturbed, and committed
suicideby poison at Basel, in 1849, at the age of 46. For some time before his death, he had been engaged on a drama, "Death's Jest Book", which was published in 1850 with a memoir by his friend, T. F. Kelsall. His "Collected Poems" were published in 1851.
*Donner, H.W., ed. (1950). "Plays and Poems of Thomas Lovell Beddoes". London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd.
* [http://www.litgothic.com/Authors/beddoes.html "The Literary Gothic"]
* [http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=324 "The Literary Encyclopedia"]
* [http://starburst.cbl.umces.edu/~tara/poetry.html A large sample of his works]
[http://www.phantomwooer.org Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society website]
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