William Taylor

Standard Name: Taylor, William,, 1765 - 1836


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Friends, Associates Anna Letitia Barbauld
The literary society of ALB 's time was, as biographer Betsy Rodgers notes, small and intimate.
Rodgers, Betsy. Georgian Chronicle: Mrs Barbauld and her Family. Methuen.
Writers all knew each other and kept in touch; those who did not live in London visited frequently...
Instructor Anne Plumptre
The girls received an education very different from what generally falls to the lot of even well instructed females.
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, p. vii - xxix.
Their father tutored them particularly in modern languages, which came in useful later as a...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Letitia Barbauld
Taken together, ALB 's various writings for children during her career as educator at Palgrave School exerted enormous influence on other children's writers, such as Maria Edgeworth , Sarah Trimmer , Hannah More , and...
Leisure and Society Anna Letitia Barbauld
There she electrified a social gathering at the house of Dugald Stewart by her reading of William Taylor 's still unpublished translation of Bürger 's highly emotional Lenore.
McCarthy, William. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Voice of the Enlightenment. The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Literary responses Mary Hays
This time most reviews were respectful: the Analytical of course, the Monthly (in which William Taylor noted that the novel was a cut above the common run, with serious and unusual moral teaching to impart)...
Literary responses Anna Swanwick
The Athenæum welcomed this translation enthusiastically, proclaiming that it is seldom that we meet with a translator so competent,
Athenæum. J. Lection.
990 (1846): 1062
and praising Swanwick for elegant and vigorous English verse.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
990 (1846): 1062


March 1796: William Taylor published in the Monthly Magazine...

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March 1796

William Taylor published in the Monthly Magazine his translation or adaptation of Gottfried August Bürger 's German ghost-storyballadLenore.

1797: William Taylor wrote the first recorded instance...

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William Taylor wrote the first recorded instance of the word autobiography (in a Monthly Review notice of Isaac D'Israeli 's Miscellanies).


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