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Ann Taylor

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

Quotations

  • ''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.
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  • ''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 University Press.
  • ''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, Rhymes for the Nursery (1806). in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter sings: "Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky." The burlesque may refer to a professor of mathematics at Oxford known as "The Bat," probably from his tendency when lecturing to soar above the heads of his listeners.

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The Chatterbox

From morning till night it was Lucy's delight
To chatter and talk without stopping:
There was not a day but she rattled away,
Like water for ever a-dropping.

No matter at all if the subjects were small,
Or not worth the trouble of saying,
'Twas equal to her, she would talking prefer
To working, or reading, or playing.

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