1901 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Jane West

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 3:1277-78.



JANE WEST. b. in the building which afterwards became St. Paul's coffee-house, London 30 April 1758; m. Thomas West of Little Bowden, near Harborough, Northamptonshire, yeoman farmer, d. Jany. 1823 aged 66; author of Miscellaneous poems, translations, and imitations 1780; Miscellaneous poetry 1786; The humours of Brighthelmstone, a poem 1788; Miscellaneous poems and a tragedy [called Edmund] 1791, other eds. 1797 and 1804; Elegy on Edmund Burke 1797; The advantages of education, or the history of Maria Williams 1793, 2nd ed. 1803; A tale of the times 1799; Poems and plays, 4 vols. 1799-1805; Letters to a young man, 3 vols. 1800, 6th ed. 1818; The infidel father, a novel, 3 vols. 1802; Letters to a young lady, 2 vols. 1806, 4th ed. 1811; The mother: a poem in five books 1809, 2nd ed. 1810; The refusal: a novel, 3 vols 1810; The loyalists: an historical novel, 3 vols. 1812; Select translations of the beauties of Massillon 1812; Alicia de Lacy: an historical romance, 4 vols. 1814; Scriptural essays adpated to the holy days of the church of England, 2 vols. 1816, another ed. 1817; Ringrove, or old fashioned notions: a novel, 2 vols. 1827. d. Little Bowden 25 March 1852. G.M. Jany. 1852 pp. 99-101.