1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Jabez Hughes

John Nichols, in Select Collection of Poems with Notes Biographical and Historical (1780-82) 6:39-40n.



Younger brother of Mr. John Hughes, and, like him, a votary of the Muses, and an excellent scholar. He published, in 1714, a translation of "The Rape of Proserpine," from Claudian, and "The Story of Sextus and Erichtho," from Lucan's Pharsalia, book vi. in 8vo. These translations, with notes, were reprinted in 12mo. in 1723. He also published, in 1717, a translation of Suetonius's "Lives of the Twelve Caesars," and translated several "Novels from the Spanish of Cervantes, which are inserted in "The select Collection of Novels and Histories," printed for Watts, 1729. He died January 17, 173—, in the forty-sixth year of his age. A volume of his "Miscellanies in Verse and Prose" was published in 1737. His widow accompanied the lady of governor Byng to Barbadoes, and died there in 1740. See "Letters of Eminent Persons," vol. I. p. 160.