ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Taylor Esq.

(1757-1832)


John Taylor, grandson of John Taylor, oculist to the king, was educated at a school at Ponder's End, Middlesex. He entered the family profession, being appointed with his brother oculist to George III. He wrote drama criticism for the Morning Post, in 1787 succeeding William Jackson as editor. Taylor afterwards purchased the True Briton, and in 1813 became proprietor of The Sun, a Tory paper edited by William Jerdan, with whom he quarreled. Taylor's memoirs were posthumously published in 1832.


TEXT RECORDS:

1802Elegy. A Parody.
1803Elegy. Written on a Country Hill-side.
1816"The Talents;" or, The Old Shoes. A Parody on "The Passions."
1819Invocation to Erin.
1827Love, to be introduced in Collins's Ode on the Passions.
1827Sonnet. To the Nightingale.

PUBLICATIONS:

Verses on various occasions. 1795.
Frank Hayman: a tale. 1798.
Literary relics of the late Joseph Richardson, esq. [Taylor, ed.]. 1807.
The Caledonian comet. 1810.
Poems on several occasions. 1811.
The Norwich fox dinner, an ode. 1819.
Poems on various subjects. 1827.
Monsieur Tonson. 1830.
Records of my Life. 2 vols, 1832.
Poems and translations: including the first four books of Ovid's Fasti. 1839.