1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Taylor Esq.

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 341.



JOHN TAYLOR, Esq. oculist to his majesty, and one of the proprietors of the Sun, evening paper. He is the son of the celebrated chevalier Taylor, who made himself conspicuous by his memoirs, published in 1761. This chevalier, so called from having been knighted abroad by a petty prince, was a very extraordinary character, and though not void of professional merit, marred the whole by his egregious vanity. His son, who is a very different character, has published several respectable pieces anonymously, particularly the biographical memoirs which accompany Cadell's British Gallery of Portraits. He is also the author of:

Statement of Transactions respecting the King's Theatre at the Haymarket, 8vo. — A Collection of Poems, fc. 8vo. 1811.