1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Jabez Hughes

Joseph Warton, in Works of Alexander Pope, ed. Warton (1797) 7:378n.



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 Erictho, from Lucan's Pharsalia, b. 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, 1731, in the 46th year of his age: a volume of his Miscellanies, in prose and verse, was published in 1737. His widow accompanied the Lady of Governor Byng to Madras, and died there.