Jabez Hughes was the younger brother of John Hughes, editor of Spenser. He was employed as a clerk in the Stamp Office. In addition to his poems, Hughes published translations of Cervantes in Samuel Croxall's Select Collection of Novels and Histories (1729). After his death in 1731 he was accused of embezzling a substantial sum from the Stamp Office, and his wife Sarah, after publishing his Miscellanies in 1737, emigrated to Barbadoes.
On November 4 1712, the anniversary of the birth of King William III. 1712.
The rape of Proserpina, from Claudian; with the story of Sextus and Erictho, from Lucan's Pharsalia. 1714; 1723.
The lives of the xii Caesars [Suetonius, trans.] 1717.
Verses occasion'd by reading Mr Dryden's Fables. 1721.
Miscellanies in prose and verse. 1737.