Ann Taylor

(30 January 1782 - 20 December 1866 / Colchester, England)

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Ann Taylor was an English poet and literary critic. In her youth she was a writer of verse for children, for which she achieved long-lasting popularity. In the years immediately preceding her marriage, she became an astringent literary critic of growing reputation. She is, however, best remembered as the elder sister and collaborator of Jane Taylor.

The literary family

The Taylor sisters were part of an extensive literary family, daughters of Isaac Taylor of Ongar. Ann was born in Islington and lived with her family at first in London and later in Lavenham in Suffolk, in Colchester and, briefly, in Ongar. The sisters' brother, Isaac Taylor, was, like his ... more »

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  • ''So, while their bodies moulder here
    Their souls with God himself shall dwell,—
    But always recollect, my dear,
    That wicked people go to hell.''
    Ann Taylor (1782-1866), British writer of poetry for children, and Jane Taylor (1783-1824). About Dying.
  • ''Who ran to help me when I fell,
    And would some pretty story tell,
    Or kiss the place to make it well?
    My mother.''
    Ann Taylor (1782-1866), British writer of verse for children. My Mother, st. 6, Original Poems for Infant Minds (1804).
  • ''Who fed me from her gentle breast,
    And hushed me in her arms to rest,
    And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
    My Mother.''
    Ann Taylor (1783-1824), British poet. My Mother (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford U...
  • ''Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
    How I wonder what you are!
    Up above the world so high,
    Like a diamond in the sky!''
    Ann Taylor (1782-1866), British writer of verse for children, and Jane Taylor (1783-1824), British writer of verse for children. The Star, st. 1, Rhym...
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