Beach, Thomas (d.1737) (DNB00)

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BEACH, THOMAS (d. 1737), poet, was a wine merchant at Wrexham in Denbighshire. Besides other poems, he published in 1737 ‘Eugenio, or the Virtuous and Happy Life.’ It was inscribed to Pope, and was submitted by the author to Swift, partly to receive his criticisms and partly to be brought before the notice of Sir William Fownes, who, it appears, was specially referred to in the ‘Virtuous and Happy Life.’ Swift in his reply suggested many verbal emendations, which were adopted by the author, and informed him that Fownes was dying. Beach committed suicide in the same year on 17 May 1737.

[Gent. Mag. vii. 316; Swift's Works, xviii. 396.]

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