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Selected Poetry of Francis Beaumont (ca. 1584-1616)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Upon my buried body lie
  Lightly, gentle earth.
        (Lay a garland on my hearse, 7-8)
  1. Lay a garland on my hearse (co-authored with John Fletcher)

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Francis
Family name: Beaumont
Birth date: ca. 1584
Death date: 6 March 1616
Nationality: English
Literary period: Elizabethan
          Grace Dieu, Leicestershire: 1584
          Westminster: 1616
Cause of death: Stroke
Buried at: Westminster Abbey
First RPO edition: 1994