Beaumont Brothers, Sir John and Francis

Beaumont Brothers, Sir John and Francis
   John, the elder, 1583-1627 From Leicestershire, on the death of his father in 1598, John had to leave university, and like his brother, he preferred literature to law. In 1602 he published anonymously "Metamorphosis of Tobacco," a mock-heroic poem. "Of His Dear Son, Gervase" pours out his grief over his son's death at age seven. Some of his other poems: "A Description of Love," "Bosworth Field," "Epitaph upon My Dear Brother, Francis Beaumont," "Thou Who Art Our Author and Our End," "Of Sir Philip Sidney," "Of True Liberty," "Richard III's Speech," "The Assumption," "To His Late Majesty Concerning the True Form of English Poetry," "Upon a Funeral." Francis, the younger, 1584-1616 Thrown off course by the premature death of his father, Francis failed to graduate from Oxford, and fared no better at law. His collaboration with John Fletcher - who apparently replaced Shakespeare around 1609 as chief dramatist of the King's Menlasted seven years and produced 54 plays. Among those were three masterpieces: The Maides Tragedy, Philaster, and A King and No King. He collaborated with John Fletcher in writing the Faithful Shepherdess (?1610). Beaumont's first play, the prose comedy The Woman Hater (1605), was written for the popular children's company Boys of St. Paul's. The brothers are buried together in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. Some of his poems: "Aspatia's Song," "Away, Delights," "Bridal Song," "Lay a Garland on My Hearse," "On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey," "The Author to the Reader," "The Glance," "The Indifferent," "The Month of May," "To the True Patroness of all Poetry, Calliope," "True Beauty."
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