ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Jane Warton

(1723-1809)


Jane Warton was the sister of Joseph and Thomas Warton. She lost the ability to walk at the age of 18, and spent much of her life as a governess or companion; she was reportedly still alert and spry at the age of nearly 90. Her two books were anonymous publications only recently identified.


TEXT RECORDS:

1748Ode on the Death of the Author. [Thomas Warton the elder.]

PUBLICATIONS:

Letters addressed to two young married ladies. 2 vols. 1782.
Peggy and Patty, or, the sisters of Ashdale. 4 vols. 1784.