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Happy Birthday, Ann Taylor!

Ann Taylor (30 January 1782 - 20 December 1866) was an English poet and literary critic. In her youth, Ann was a writer of verse for children, for which she achieved long-lasting popularity

books Updated: Jun 30, 2009 12:39 IST

Ann Taylor (30 January 1782 - 20 December 1866) was an English poet and literary critic. In her youth, Ann 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 best remembered as the elder sister and collaborator of Jane Taylor. The Taylor sisters were part of an extensive literary family.

Ann Taylor's son, Josiah Gilbert, wrote: two little poems – "My Mother" and "Twinkle, twinkle, little Star".