Beddoes, Thomas Lovell, 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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