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Beaumont, Margaret Willes Lady -1829

Works: 193 works in 215 publications in 3 languages and 514 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR1346, B
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Most widely held works by Margaret Willes Beaumont
Memorials of Coleorton; being letters from Coleridge, Wordsworth and his sister, Southey, and Sir Walter Scott to Sir George and Lady Beaumont of Coleorton, Leicestershire, 1803-1834 by William Angus Knight( Book )

13 editions published between 1887 and 1972 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reprints a selection of Wordsworth's letters and includes correspondence from people close to him—Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Dorothy Wordsworth, among others
Nagami( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in Papuan and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malika : the Gospel of Mark( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Papuan and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du shu wei shang : Wu bai nian tu shu fa xian shi = Reading matters by Margaret Beaumont( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu kao cha le 16 shi ji zhi jin tu shu huo qu yu yue du de li shi, Zhong dian yan jiu le du zhe yu qi zang shu zhi jian de guan xi. Shu zhong de sai mou erPi pu si, Tuo ma siJie fei xun, Yue hanSuo en jue shi, Tuo ma siBi yi ke, Yi ji dan ni si he ai de naXi li, Ge ge dou shi tan lan de du shu ren. Tong guo dui ta men suo zang tu shu de fen xi, Zuo zhe diao cha le tu shu fan shou de fang shi, Guan yu shu shang he chu ban shang de ying xiao shou duan, Ye ti gong le yin ren ru sheng de dong jian
Nagami : Genesis abridgement( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Papuan and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ioni : Gospel of John : John's epistles : Ioni yana kiluma : Iamalele language( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Papuan and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yaubada yana vona'awaufaufa 'ivauna( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Papuan and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ioni, Ioni yana kiluma( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Papuan and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sha shi bi ya zhi wu zhi = A shakespearean botanical by Margaret Beaumont( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu fen yin yan,Zhi wu,Zuo pin nian biao,Zhu shi,Yan shen yue du,Tu pian lai yuan he suo yin ji bu fen,Shou ru de zuo pin bao kuo< zhi wu>< wu tou>< jin que hua>< juan xin cai>< ying tao>< gan ju> deng
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, London, to Sir George and Lady Beaumont, 1804 March 27 : by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1804 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Expressing his sadness at leaving them; saying "I sate by the fire, a world of confused Images of Keswick, Dunmow, London passing before my very eyes, till the waters dropt from them & the walls of my Room brought me back to more serious, and deeper, o far deeper emotion. I knelt and prayed for you...If I did not in my heart's heart cherish you, and (abstracting that Hue of Respect to the difference of your Rank, which is with me a business not of Force or of Habit but of deliberate moral Election)... I should find in the consciousness of your affectionate & zealous Esteem of me a burthen which my Spirit could not support;" adding, in a postscript, that he is enclosing "Taylor's Letter - the fair Woman's Verses shall be sent to you."
Letter from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Keswick, to Sir George and Lady Beaumont by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( )

1 edition published in 1803 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saying to George and Lady Beaumont that he arrived an hour and a half after their departure with Hartley and Derwent & with Wordsworth, his wife, sister, and the baby; stating that Mrs. Wordsworth became sick on that Wednesday from packing for the journey, and that he was also feeling unwell and was scared to walk home, especially since they had already departed which upset him deeply; saying "It will give a lasting Interest to the Drawing of the Waterfall, that I first saw it through tears. I was indeed unwell and sadly nervous; and I must not be ashamed to confess to you, my honoured Friends! that I found a bodily relief in weeping, and yielded to it"; discussing his visit with Mr. Rogers and how Wordsworth is stronger than he is which makes him melancholy and "If to be a Poet or a Man of Genius entailed on us the necessity of housing such company in our bosoms, I would pray the very flesh off my knees to have a head as dark and unfurnished, as Wordsworth's old Molly has, if only I might have a heart as careless & as loving"; discussing his belief that Wordsworth and Southey were classed with him " a School, originates entirely in our not hating or envying each other / it is so unusual that three professed Poets, in every respect unlike each other, should nevertheless take pleasure in each other's welfare - & reputation;" stating his love and gratitude towards them; telling a story about Derwent's dismay when he discovered that they had departed and screamed at their door "Lady Beaumont's gone away, & I WILL be a naughty boy. Lady Beaumont's gone away!"; stating if his health permits, then he will travel on Monday, but with his atonic gout, the weather and conditions could deeply impact his well-being, but he is still inclined to go to Malta with Stoddart or to Madeira; adding that he will send them the following evening "...a large coarse Sheet, containing the Leech Gatherer which Miss Wordsworth has copied out - & such of my own verses as appeared to please you (see MA 1581.25); concluding with professing his affection for them and his esteem for their friendship
Being Letters from Coleridge, Wordsworth and his sister, Southey and Sir Walter Scott to Sir George and Lady Beaumont Memorials of Coleorton by George Beaumont( Book )

1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Uvedale Price, Foxley, to Lady Margaret Beaumont, 1803 April 29 : by Uvedale Price( )

1 edition published in 1803 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saying that a whole army of bugs could not prevent him from taking possession of a certain "green bed"; quoting two lines from Tartuffe; recalling being bitten by bugs when he was nineteen in Glasgow and saying that he has not been bitten since; adding that he would like to accept her invitation to visit them, but his daughter has been very ill with influenza and he does not feel that he can leave her and his wife Caroline while the former is recovering; discussing flowers and saying that, if she would like to see "a whole country one immense bed of them," she should come to Herefordshire in a week or ten days, "for the blow is likely to be the finest ever known"; saying that he supposes there are not many good drawings currently for sale in London; writing "General Morrison's were to have been sold this spring, & from them Sir George might have made an excellent foundation for a collection. [Richard Payne] Knight was consulted about their value & therefore should know something of the present general's intention. I am curious to know what is to become of them, as I have fixed my eye on a few that I had remarked some thirty years ago in old [George] Knapton's time"; relaying in a postscript Lady Caroline's method of dealing with bedbugs (rubbing the wood of the bed affected with crab vinegar) and adding two lines from Henry Fielding's Tragedy of Tragedies; concluding "In short a good housekeeper should feel about her beds as Cæsar did about his wife with respect to another sort of bug that infests the same places; they (that is the beds) should not only be free from such vermin, but even of the suspicion of harbouring them."
Letter from Dorothy Wordsworth, Rydal Mount, to Lady Beaumont, 1824 September 18 : by Dorothy Wordsworth( )

1 edition published in 1824 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Giving an account of seeing Sir George's friend Major Machell with his daughter and two young men; relating news of "our own Travellers" [William Wordsworth, Mary Wordsworth and Dora Wordsworth] who "...have thridded North Wales, and hardly left a celebrated spot unseen;" relating details of their travels from letters she has received from Dora; saying " Brother's poor eyes, which at some times were much inflamed; he, however, kept up his spirits, enjoyed every thing, and the whole journey seems to have gone off very well;" saying she has stayed at home to take care of "...William who is my first charge and care during his parents' absence, is much improved in strength and good looks since they left us. John is at Whitehaven with Mr. William Jackson;" saying she saw Sara Coleridge and "I cannot discover any ailment in examining her eyes, nor is there any inflammation on the Lids; but poor girl, she says the uneasiness is often very great, and she cannot endure a strong light. She is extremely thin; I could not but think of a lily Flower to be snapped by the first blast, when I looked at her delicate form, her fair and pallid cheeks;" adding that Sara Coleridge is busy with proof-sheets and Southey is much better, looks well and "...had been on Helvellyn the week before last, a proof of recovered strength!;" concluding that Southey has given up his expectation of seeing Sir George in the North; sending her regards to Sir George
to Sir George Howland Beaumont, Lady Beaumont, Sir George Howland Willoughy Beaumont, and Lady Mary Anne Howley Beaumont, by William Wordsworth( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Coleorton Collection of approximately 58 documents consisting of letters and manuscript poems primarily to Sir George and Lady Beaumont, with later letters to their successors, Sir George Howland Willboughby Beaumont and Lady Mary Anne Howley Beaumont. It discusses their friendships, birth of the Wordsworth's childrens, detailed plans of the Coleorton garden; Coleridge, De Quincey, Southey, and others. Items in the collection have been described individually in separate catalog records; see related records for more information
Letter from William Wordsworth, Coleorton, to Lady Beaumont, 1807 May 21 : by William Wordsworth( )

1 edition published in 1807 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thanking Lady Beaumont for her interest in his Poems; acknowledging that he foresaw the opposition to the work; saying "It is impossible that any expectations can be lower than mine concerning the immediate effect of this little work upon what is called the Public. I do not here take into consideration the envy and malevolence, and all the bad passions which always stand in the way of a work of any merit from a living Poet; but merely think of the pure absolute honest ignorance, in which all worldlings of every rank and situation must be enveloped, with respect to the thoughts, feelings, and images on which the life of my Poems depends...It is an awful truth, that there neither is, nor can be, any genuine enjoyment of poetry among nineteen out of twenty of those persons who live, or wish to live, in the broad light of the world...;" asking her not to be troubled by the reception of his poems saying that he trusts to "...their destiny, to console the afflicted, to add sunshine to daylight by making the happy happier, to teach the young and the gracious of every age, to see, to think and feel, and therefore to become more actively and securely virtuous; this is their office, which I trust they will faithfully perform long after we (that is, all that is mortal of us) are mouldered in our graves;" discussing at length how he feels his poems should be judged and the inspirations for his work; saying he is pleased that Mrs. Fermor has begun reading "Moods of my own mind"; commenting on misprints in the text, the intention of his poems and explaining, at length and in detail, the meaning of one Sonnet [With Ships the Sea is sprinkled]; expressing his pleasure in knowing about two of his poems that Mrs. Fermor enjoyed; assuring her that her fears on his behalf over the "...condemnation they may at present incur from that portion of my contemporaries who are called the Public" should not cause her distress; saying "These people in the senseless hurry of their idle lives do not read books, they merely snatch a glance at them that they may talk about them. And even if this were not so, never forget what I believe was observed to you by Coleridge, that every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great or original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished; he must teach the art by which he is to be seen; this in a certain degree, even to all persons, however wise and pure their lives, and however unvitiated their taste; but for those who dip into books in order to give an opinion of them, or talk about them to take up an opinion - for this multitude of unhappy, and misguided, and misguiding beings, an entire regeneration must be produced; and if this be possible, it must be a word of time. To conclude, my ears are stone-dead to this idle buzz, and my flesh as insensible as iron to these petty stings; and after what I have said I am sure yours will be the same;" sending his regards to Sir George; referring, in a postscript, plans to see them in the summer
Letter from Uvedale Price, Foxley, to Lady Margaret Beaumont, 1817 December 5 : by Uvedale Price( )

1 edition published in 1817 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discussing the poor acorn crop that year and saying "if the next season should be favorable, & you should like to have acorns from hence, our oaks will be very much flattered"; writing that he is glad to hear that Sir George has begun drawing a pond at Coleorton; making detailed suggestions for landscaping around the pond; suggesting that Lady Margaret put in rhododendron, juniper, viburnum, heather, holly, spurge laurel, barberry, dwarf birch, sweet gale, periwinkle, acanthus and other plants; describing the ideal growing conditions for these plants and what their aesthetic effect would be; describing the work he has been doing at Foxley and writing that "there are pictures in every tangled wood & thicket when the rubbish is removed: but what does, or does not constitute rubbish, is a very nice & a most important point: you must not destroy the appearance of intricacy & wildness in the near parts, nor injure the mass & general outline from a distance, & must take special care, while you are clearing to make one picture, not to sacrifice others in its neighbourhood"; describing the men working for him, "two most active climbers, & most dextrous pruners, armed with axes, pruning bills &c," and the process of framing certain views with deliberate pruning; mentioning that he has gone on at such length about this subject because of its interest to him and also because he is confined with a broken shin, "which I got in scrambling up a bit of a rock in pursuit of a new pathway"; discussing letters he has recently exchanged with Sir George
Letter from Uvedale Price, Foxley, to Lady Margaret Beaumont, 1801 April 23 : by Uvedale Price( )

1 edition published in 1801 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saying that he must "amuse myself this evening with putting on a blister, which my doctor tells me will enable me to take my journey early in next week: after so many failures I will not be sanguine; I only wish he may be right"; apologizing for not being able to confirm whether or not he can travel, but "I flatter myself however that you had rather see me late, than never"; adding that if he does not come by the end of next week, she should feel free to give his room to someone else and "to give up this year at least such a poor, sickly, uncertain animal"; describing the contents of a box and explaining that it contains several pictures that were damaged when a guest of his examined them too closely by candle-light; saying that they include a copy Lady Beaumont made of a "Vandermeer," the only painting by Sir George that Price owns and a sketch of Romulus, Remus and the wolf, "which has sometimes been called Rubens & sometimes Vandyck"; asking the Beaumonts to repair what they can of their pictures; saying that the other drawings and prints in the box are intended to be sold; sending "best remembrances" to Sir George and "those of the Ladies to your Ladyship."
Letter from Uvedale Price, Foxley, to Lady Margaret Beaumont, 1803 September 10 : by Uvedale Price( )

1 edition published in 1803 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saying that the gardener James Cranston cannot make the trip to Lowther until the following spring or summer, because of his engagements and the length of the journey; discussing the dates for a proposed trip to Coleorton in October; asking after Sir George's health and saying that he expects he made many drawings at Mulgrave Castle, "having been among so many beautiful scenes"; saying that Cranston makes more money by "his employments here" than he would by traveling up to Lowther, though this consideration comes from Price himself and not Cranston, who "has never mentioned a word of the subject to me"; adding that the expense of paying for his travel would be considerable for either the Beaumonts or Lord Lonsdale, and for the latter, "rich as he is, he might object to paying so much for a man who has no name like a Brown or a Repton, though your recommendation of him from your own knowledge & experience, ought to weigh more with him infinitely than the popularis aura"; adding that he is "truly anxious that such a place as you describe [Lowther] to be, should not suffer from a professor, yet I cannot urge Cranston to leave his wife & family & his constant employments here without gaining anything by it"; writing that Cranston is, however, so flattered by the Beaumonts' recommendation of him that he will probably make the trip later in the year
Letter from Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleorton, to Lady Beaumont, 1807 January 24 : by Dorothy Wordsworth( )

1 edition published in 1807 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Informing Lady Beaumont that the chimney is no longer smoking and giving a detailed report of how it was resolved; saying that they feel very much at home and use it as if it were their own; reporting that her brother visits the winter garden twice a day to talk with the workmen and has no complaints with Mr. Craig; answering Lady Beaumont's questions about the garden and explains various aspects of it, particularly the alley; saying that Coleridge is well at the moment "...though ailing at some time in every day. He does not take such strong stimulants as he did, but I fear he will never be able to leave them off entirely. He drinks ale at night and mid-morning and dinner-time, and according to your desire, we have got some from Loughborough;" reporting that Hartley and Dorothy are doing well; expressing her concern for Lady Beaumont's headaches; asking, in a postscript, if Lady Beaumont has Cowper's translation of Homer saying "We do not want it unless you have it, or have a desire to purchase it - - - Coleridge says that the last Edition of Bruce's Travels is a Book that you ought by all means to have. He does not know the name of the Editor but it is published by Longman. If you purchase it we should be very glad to have the reading of it. William and I were in the inside of the new house yesterday. The upper rooms are very much nearer being finished than when we saw them last. Wm. has thought about the laying out of the piece of ground before the house, but he has not yet made up his mind."
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Alternative Names
Beaumont, Lady, 1756-1829

Willes, Margaret, 1756-1826