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Beddoes, Thomas Lovell

Thomas Lovell Beddoes, 1803–49, English poet and dramatist. After graduating from Oxford, he studied medicine and anatomy at Göttingen. His writings, inclined toward the macabre and grotesque, include The Improvisatore (1821; three stories in verse) and two plays, The Bride's Tragedy (1822) and Death's Jest-Book (1850). The first collected edition of his poems appeared posthumously in 1851.

See his complete works (ed. with an introduction by H. W. Donner, 1950).

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