E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Beaumont and Fletcher
(Francis Beaumont, b. Grace Dieu, 1586, d. 1616; John Fletcher, b. 1576, d. 1625) together wrote The Woman Hater (1607); Cupids Revenge (1615); The Scornful Lady (1616); A King and No King (1619); The Maids Tragedy (1619); Philaster (1620); Monsieur Thomas (1639); Wit Without Money (1639); The Coronation (1640). Works (1660); best edition, 1843. Beaumont himself wrote Paraphrase of Ovids Salmacis and Hermaphroditus (1602); A Masque (1613); Poems (1640); and another set of Poems (1653). See Campbells Specimens; Hallams Literature; Colliers Dramatic Poetry; Lambs Specimens; Hazlitts Age of Elizabeth; Leigh Hunts Imagination and Fancy, and Selections; Macaulays Essays; Wards Dramatic Literature; and Mintos Characteristics of English Poets. For recent critical opinion as to the authorship of the various works, see Professor Hall Griffins Bibliography in Morleys English Writers, vol. xi.