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Selected Poetry : Fyfield Books - Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Selected Poetry

Fyfield Books

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781857544084
Number Of Pages: 160

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THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES (1803-1849) is a latter-day Jacobean, the author of blank verse plays and poems which are as bold, wild and fresh as they are archaic in manner. We read his plays less for character and drama than for the miracles that occur in their language. He is a poet of fragments. His mastery of lyric and ballad make his work immediately accessible, an obsession with death aligns him with the Decadents. 'Dream Pedlary', with its potent eroticism, and Death's Jest Book are masterpieces in what John Ashbery calls the 'unlikely but addictive bouquet' of Beddoes's verse. A nephew of Maria Edgeworth, Beddoes was born in Bristol. Educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Oxford, he went to the Continent to study medicine. He committed suicide at the age of 45.

Notes on the Text
Further Reading
Alfarabip. 1
The New-born Starp. 3
St. Dunstanp. 4
Thoughtsp. 5
To Nightp. 5
Anotherp. 6
A Clock Striking Midnightp. 6
Lines (Written in ...'Prometheus Unbound')p. 8
Lines (Written at Geneva; July 16 [1824])p. 8
Sonnet (To Tartar, a Terrier beauty)p. 10
To B. W. Procter, Esq., May 1825p. 11
Another Letter to the Same, March 1826p. 13
Resurrection Songp. 17
From the German of Raupachp. 17
The Ghosts' Moonshinep. 18
Song from the German of Walther von der Vogelweidep. 19
Written in an Album at Cliftonp. 20
Epilogue to Ernest's Storyp. 23
Song of the Stygian Naiadesp. 23
Silenus in Proteusp. 25
Lord Alcoholp. 25
Thanatos to Kenelm and the Song by Thanatosp. 26
Doomsdayp. 28
Dream-Pedlaryp. 30
The Phantom-Wooerp. 32
Lines Written in Switzerlandp. 33
On Himselfp. 35
from The Brides' Tragedy, 1822p. 36
from The Last Man and Other Projected Plays, 1823-5p. 53
from Love's Arrow Poisoned, 1823-5p. 62
from Torrismond: An Unfinished Drama, 1824p. 67
from The Second Brother: A Tragedy, 1824-5p. 69
from Death's Jest-Book, 1825-48p. 72
fragments of Death's Jest-Bookp. 111
Beddoes's Last Letterp. 112
Notesp. 113
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ISBN: 9781857544084
ISBN-10: 1857544080
Series: Fyfield Books
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.19