Ann Taylor (30 January 1782 - 20 December 1866 / Colchester, England)
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 hereAnn Taylor (1782-1866), British writer of poetry for children, and Jane Taylor (1783-1824). About Dying.
Their souls with God himself shall dwell,
But always recollect, my dear,
That wicked people go to hell.''
''Who ran to help me when I fell,Ann Taylor (1782-1866), British writer of verse for children. My Mother, st. 6, Original Poems for Infant Minds (1804).
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
''Who fed me from her gentle breast,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...
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
''Twinkle, twinkle, little star,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...
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!''