1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Joseph Beaumont

George Dyer, in History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge (1814) 2:22-23.



Joseph Beaumont, being then Fellow [of Peterhouse College Cambridge], was ejected by the Earl of Manchester, April 8, 1644. After the Restoration, he became Regius Professor of Divinity; at first Master of Jesus College, and afterwards of this. He was author of a poem, entitled, Psyche, which has been sometimes given to Beaumont, the dramatic writer; he also wrote Annotations on St. Paul's Epistles, and Observations on the Apology of Dr. Henry More, of Christ College. He died Nov. 23, 1699. It is singular enough that there should be two monuments erected to his memory, one a gravestone, the other a mural monument, about the College chapel: on one, there is a most extraordinarily eulogistic inscription: among other things, he was "Haereticorum malleus."