Jane Brereton

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Jane Brereton (1685 – 1740) was an English poet notable as a correspondent to The Gentleman's Magazine.


  • The picture placed the busts between
    Adds to the thought much strength;
    Wisdom and Wit are little seen,
    But Folly's at full length.
    • On Beau Nash's Picture at full length between the Busts of Sir Isaac Newton and Mr. Pope., in Dyce, Specimens of British Poetesses. This epigram is generally ascribed to Chesterfield. See Campbell, English Poets, note, p. 521. Reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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