Who is Francis Beaumont

Francis Beaumont ( BOH-mont; 1584 – 6 March 1616) was a dramatist in the English Renaissance theatre, most famous for his collaborations with John Fletcher.

Beaumont's life

Beaumont was the son of Sir Francis Beaumont of Grace Dieu, near Thringstone in Leicestershire, a justice of the common pleas. His mother was Anne, the daughter of Sir George Pierrepont (d. 1564), of Holme Pierrepont, and his wife Winnifred Twaits. Beaumont 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 ...
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Francis Beaumont Poems

  • True Beauty
    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. ...
  • To My Friend M. Ben Jonson, Upon His Catiline
    If thou hadst itch'd after the wild applause
    Of common people, and hadst made thy laws
    In writing such as catch'd at present voice,
    I should commend the thing, but not thy choice. ...
  • The Indifferent
    Never more will I protest,
    To love a woman but in jest:
    For as they cannot be true,
    So, to give each man his due, ...
  • An Elegy On The Lady Markham
    As unthrifts groan in straw for their pawn'd beds,
    As women weep for their lost maidenheads,
    When both are without hope or remedy,
    Such an untimely grief I have for thee. ...
  • Fie On Love
    Now fie on foolish love, it not befits
    Or man or woman know it.
    Love was not meant for people in their wits,
    And they that fondly show it ...
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I Love You 11 Love 11 Woman 8 Good 7 Thought 7 Body 6 Long 6 Happy 6 Fear 6 Write 6

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Welfordwrites: francis beaumont: a playwright from the age of shakespeare. he is best known for his highly productive partnership with fellow playwright john fletcher.
K36130635: he is not rich that possesses much but he that covets no more and he is not poor that enjoys little but he that wants too much.,francis beaumont,forgiveness,
Tcmonehour: the broadway melody (1929) d: harry beaumont | charles king, anita page, bessie love 6:45am est the vaudeville act of harriet and queenie mahoney comes to broadway, where their friend eddie kerns needs them for his number in one of francis zanfield's shows. 100m
Grant67ubva: the knight of the burning pestle: francis beaumont (the revels plays) eeo8f5k
Hopejahren: "he comes not in my books." -- francis beaumont (1584-1616), patron saint of librarians
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