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Selected Poetry of Edward Taylor (ca. 1642-1729)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Huswifery
  2. I am the Living Bread: Meditation Eight: John 6:51
  3. The Preface
  4. Upon a Spider Catching a Fly
  5. Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children


Notes on Life and Works

Did not want his work published.

Biographical information

Given name: Edward
Family name: Taylor
Birth date: ca. 1642
Death date: 24 June 1729
Nationality: American
Family relations
          wife: Elizabeth Fitch
          wife: Ruth Wyllys
          grandson: Ezra Stiles
Education: Harvard to 1671
Religions
          Puritan
          Strict Congregationalist
Honour: Master of Arts, Harvard: 1720
Occupations
          Minister
          Poet
Residences
          Leicestershire
          New England, Boston: 1668
          Westfield, Massachusetts: 1671 to 1729