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Lady Jane Cavendish wrote, in the middle years of the seventeenth century, nearly ninety poems (including occasional and political pieces, compliment, religious pieces and a country-house poem) and the better part of two plays: a pastoral or mock-pastoral drama and a comedy. Her sister Lady Elizabeth had some part, but a lesser one, in this output. Her writing was not published, but was apparently well known in manuscript form in her extended and discriminating social circle.
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About 1621 Jane Cavendish (later Lady Jane) was born, the eldest child of aristocratic parents.  Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
After mid-June 1663 Lady Jane Cheyne, formerly Cavendish, composed an elegy, On the Death of my Dear Sister the Countess of Bridgewater, probably quite soon after the event. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 October 1669 Lady Jane Cheyne (formerly Cavendish) died, apparently of epileptic fits. She was not yet fifty. Bibliographic Citation link.
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