Jane Taylor

(23 September 1783 – 13 April 1824 / Colchester, England)

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Jane Taylor, was an English poet and novelist. She wrote the words for the song Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star in 1806 at age 23, while living in Shilling Street, Lavenham, Suffolk.

The poem is now known worldwide, but its authorship is generally forgotten. It was first published under the title "The Star" in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her older sister Ann (later Mrs. Gilbert). The sisters, and their authorship of various works, have often been confused, in part because their early works were published together.

Ann Taylor's son, Josiah Gilbert, wrote in her biography, "two little poems–'My Mother,' and 'Twinkle, twinkle, ... more »

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    Add a comment jane is poem are soo good and she was a good poet

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  • ruqayyah(9/28/2018 12:09:00 PM)

    jane tylor is my favourite poet

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  • Sunita yadav(7/5/2018 10:25:00 AM)

    What was the feeling that little Harry had, in the beginning

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    76ers will win 2018-2019 NBA championship

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  • Bertina(4/26/2018 1:34:00 PM)

    How can I get the rhythm scheme of their poems

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  • Maya Hardy(3/13/2018 5:56:00 PM)

    I know wikipedia isn't the best source, but it says her father was Isaac Taylor, and then at the end, it says her brother taylor, gave her comfort, is that an insane coinincedence, or true, please help me answer this question!

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Best Poem of Jane Taylor

The Violet

Down in a green and shady bed,
A modest violet grew;
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head
As if to hide from view.
And yet it was a lovely flower,
Its colour bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there.

Yet thus it was content to bloom,
In modest tints arrayed;
And there diffused a sweet perfume,
Within the silent shade.

Then let me to the valley go
This pretty flower to see;
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility.

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