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Selected Poetry of Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849)

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

If there were dreams to sell,
What would you buy?
        (Dream-Pedlary, 1-2)
  1. Dream-Pedlary (excerpt)
  2. Old Adam, the Carrion Crow
  3. Song from the Ship

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Thomas Lovell
Family name: Beddoes
Title: Dr.
Birth date: 20 June 1803
Death date: 26 January 1849
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Thomas Beddoes
          mother: Anna Beddoes
Language: English
          Bath Grammar School
          Charterhouse: 5 June 1817 to 1820
          Oxford: 1 May 1820 to 1825
          University of Gottingen: July 1825 to 1828
          Oxford (M.A.) to 16 April 1828
          University of Wurzburg (Doctor of medicine) to 1832
          Zurich (M.D.) to 1835
Politics: Liberal
Literary movement: Elizabethan revival
Literary period: Romantic
Occupation: Physiologist
          Rodney Place, Clifton: 1803
          Bavaria: 1829 to 1833
          Zurich: 1835 to 1840
          Berlin: 1840 to 1842
          England: 1842
          Baden, Aargau: 1843
          Frankfort: 1847 to 1849
          Neuralgia: 1846
          Blood poisoning: 1848
Cause of death: Suicide
Buried at: Frankfort hospital cemetary
First RPO edition: 1996-2000