1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Taylor Esq.

Anonymous, "Extempore Lines. To Mr. Taylor, of Hatton Garden, Author of many ingenious Pieces" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (19 December 1788).



TAYLOR, your skilful hand imparts
A double pleasure to our hearts;
For while it clears the visual ray,
Restoring it to long lost day,
It gives, amongst the joys of sight,
The power to read the verse you write,
And as your eyes the lines peruse,
We bless the Artist and the Muse.

* Mr. Taylor's family has been distinguished upwards of seventy years, for peculiar success in treating the various disorders of the eye.