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Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Jane Cave entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <//orlando.cambridge.org/>. 17 June 2019.
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Jane Cave, eighteenth-century poet, has not received the critical attention merited by her literary ability. She is remarkable for the number of provincial centres in which she published. Having married an exciseman, she lived a peripatetic life, and seems to have issued a new and often revised edition of her one collection of poems in almost every place she lived at. Her work includes religious poems, epitaphs, hymns, and lively social and political commentary: about a hundred poems in her five successive editions. An extraordinary, recently identified collection of mixed prose and verse relates an intensely painful episode in her marriage. Bibliographic Citation link.
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24 May 1752 JC was baptised at Gillingham in Dorset—although her father was at enmity with the vicar there, who had on 15th March preached a rattling sermon against the Methodists, and thus against John Cave, who had presumed Methodistically to exhort the congregation. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
Presumably before May 1783 JC's Poems on Various Subjects: Entertaining, Elegiac, and Religious, was published for the author, by subscription, at Winchester, with her full birth name. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
Probably between 1801 and 1806 JC published at Bristol, pseudonymously as 'Mrs Rueful', a new kind of volume for her, Prose and Poetry, on Religious, Moral and Entertaining Subjects, exposing painful secrets about her marriage. Bibliographic Citation link.
Before 27 November 1812 Jane Winscom (formerly JC) died at Newport in Monmouthshire, aged fifty-eight; her funeral service took place on this day. Bibliographic Citation link.
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