1836 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Beaumont

Richard Cattermole, in Sacred Poetry of the Seventeenth Century (1836) 2:167.



To the celebrated literary partnership of Beaumont and Fletcher, this author, though the younger of the two associates, is believed to have brought the correcter judgment, if not the more creative genius. His miscellaneous poems, published by his brother, after the poet's early death, contain little beside the subjoined extracts, suitable to the present collection. It ought to he remembered, in extenuation of the blemishes which deform them, that they are the effusions of youth and exuberant spirits, nearly all of them having been written in his boyish years.