1837 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Beaumont

Henry Hallam, in Introduction to the Literature of Europe of the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries (1837-39; 1882) 3:252.



The commendation of improving the rhythm of the couplet is due also to Sir John Beaumont, author of a short poem on the battle of Bosworth Field. It was not written, however, so early as the Britannia's Pastorals of Browne. In other respects, it has no pretensions to a high rank.