Beddoes, Thomas Lovell (M)

b. 30 June 1803. d. 26 January 1849. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, satirist, playwright, and physician. Father was Dr Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808). Educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, and studied medicine at Göttingen and Würzburg. Great admirer of Percy Shelley and helped to publish his *Posthumous Poems* (1824). Known for his radical political poems and speeches in Germany. Author of *The Improvisatore* (1821, which he later suppressed), *The Bride’s Tragedy* (1822), *The *Death’s Jest* (1855, published posthumously). Died a victim of suicide. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
“If thou wilt ease thine heart” 1856-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9306