Jane Brereton

(1685—1740) poet

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(1685–1740) Poet. Separated from her husband, she lived at Wrexham and wrote verse to a circle of women friends, collected posthumously as Poems on Several Occasions (1744). During her lifetime she published an imitation of Horace (1716), verse in the Gentleman's Magazine, and Merlin: A Poem (1735).

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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