Jane Cave

Standard Name: Cave, Jane
Birth Name: Jane Cave
Married Name: Jane Winscom
Indexed Name: Miss Cave. Now Mrs W—
Used Form: Miss Cave, Now Mrs Winscom
JC , 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.
Schürer, Norbert. “Jane Cave Winscom: Provincial Poetry and the Metropolitan Connection”. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 415-31.


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Textual Features Mary Collier
The other contents of her Poems are in their way as remarkable as The Woman's Labour. She versifies both a Spectator essay (number 375) and passages from the Bible. Of these, Three Wise...
Textual Features Mary Masters
The first poem in the volume addresses Lord Burlington , the second Calista, a friend of MM whose sense and goodness, she says, vindicate the reputation of women. There follow personal pieces (religious and...
Textual Features Elizabeth Teft
She praises Pope , reproves Richardson for his second part of Pamela (Mr B., she says, is no reward for Pamela's virtue), and notes that women's tea-table conversation includes acute comment on authors. She offers...
Textual Features Elizabeth Thomas
This collection contains the harvest of Thomas's poetic career. Her Muse, she says, is unfashionably incapable of dealing with love or obscenity: this shows clearly that her original poetic context was a Restoration one.
Thomas, Elizabeth. Miscellany Poems on Several Subjects. Thomas Combes.


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Cave, Jane. Poems on Various Subjects. J. Sadler, 1783.
Cave, Jane. Poems on Various Subjects. printed for the author, 1786.
Cave, Jane. Poems on Various Subjects. T. Woods, 1789.
Cave, Jane. Poems on Various Subjects. N. Biggs, 1794.
Cave, Jane. Prose and Poetry, on Religious, Moral and Entertaining Subjects. George Routh.