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Jane Warton tried her hand at various genres of literature during the later eighteenth century, without making any one her own. She published poetry, essays, conduct books, and a remarkable novel. She may have been an influence on the critical writing of her influential brothers. Much of her writing has failed to survive.
Shortly before 20 August 1724 JW was born at Basingstoke in Hampshire, the middle one of three children and the only girl. Bibliographic Citation link.
After 10 Sept 1745 JW wrote an ode on her father's death; her brothers included it (as "by a Lady") Bibliographic Citation link. in their edition of Poems on Several Occasions by him, 1748. Bibliographic Citation link.
4 August 1753 JW contributed an essay (unsigned, as was customary) to John Hawkesworth's Adventurer: number 87. Bibliographic Citation link.
3 November 1809 JW died, aged eighty-seven, at Wickham in Hampshire; her memory "remained unimpaired to her last moments." Bibliographic Citation link.
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