1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Jane West

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 380.



JANE WEST, the wife of a farmer in Northamptonshire; who has, notwithstanding the narrowness of her education and the variety of her occupations at the head of a numerous family, found time to cultivate her genius and to produce several works which have justly experienced a very favourable reception from the public. These publications are,

Miscellaneous Poems, 4to. 1786. — Edmund, a tragedy, 8vo. 1791. — A Gossip's Story, nov. 2 v. 12mo. 1796. — Elegy on the Death of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke, 4to. 1797. — A Tale of the Times, 3 v. 12mo. 1799. — Poems and Plays, 2 v. 12mo. 1799. — The Advantages of Education, 2 v. 12mo. — Letters to a Young Man on his First Entrance into Life. 3 v. 12mo. 1801. — The Infidel Father, nov. 3 v. 12mo. 1802. — Poems and Plays, vols. 3 and 4, 12mo. 1805. — Letters to a Young Lady, wherein the Duties and Characters of Women are considered. 2 v. 12mo 1806. — The Mother, a poem. fc. 8vo. 1809. — The Refusal, nov. 3 v. 12mo. 1812.