ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Joseph Beaumont

(1616-1699)


The son of a Suffolk clothier, Joseph Beaumont attended the Hadleigh Grammar School and Peterhouse Cambridge (B.A. 1634, M.A. 1634, Fellow 1636, D.D. 1660). At Cambridge he befriended Richard Crashaw and published an elegy in the collection containing Milton's Lycidas. Ejected from the University, Beaumont retired to the country, where he wrote most of his poetry. Patronized by Bishop Wren (his father-in-law) he was canon of Ely (1646), royal chaplain (1660), master of Jesus College (1662), Peterhouse (1663), and Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge (1674-99).


TEXT RECORDS:

1648Psyche. Canto I. The Preparative.
1648Psyche. Canto II. Lust Conquered.
1648Psyche. Canto III. The Girdle, or Love-Token.
1648Psyche. Canto IV. The Rebellion.
1648Psyche. Canto IX. The Temptation.
1648Psyche. Canto V. The Pacification.
1648Psyche. Canto VI. The Humiliation.
1648Psyche. Canto VII. The Great Little One.
1648Psyche. Canto VIII. The Pilgrimage.
1648Psyche. Canto X. The Marvels.
1648Psyche. Canto XI. The Traitor.
1648Psyche. Canto XII. The Banquet.
1648Psyche. Canto XIII. The Impeachment.
1648Psyche. Canto XIV. The Death of Love.
1648Psyche. Canto XIX. The Antidote.
1648Psyche. Canto XV. The Triumph of Love.
1648Psyche. Canto XVI. The Supply.
1648Psyche. Canto XVII. The Cheat.
1648Psyche. Canto XVIII. The Poyson.
1648Psyche. Canto XX. The Mortification.
1648Psyche. Canto XXI. The Sublimation.
1648Psyche. Canto XXII. The Persecution.
1648Psyche. Canto XXIII. The Dereliction.
1648Psyche. Canto XXIV. The Consummation.

PUBLICATIONS:

Psyche: or loves mysterie. 1648, 1702.
Some observations upon the Apologie of Dr. Henry More for his Mystery of Godliness. 1665.
Remarks on Dr. Henry More's Expositions of the Apocalypse and Daniel. 1690.
Original poems in English and Latin, ed. John Gee. 1749.
Complete poems, ed. A. B. Grosart. 2 vols, 1877.
Minor poems, ed. Eloise Robinson. 1914.