Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor

1795 – March 11, 1872

Emily Taylor (1795 – 11 March 1872) was an English schoolmistress, poet, children's writer and hymn writer. She wrote numerous tales for children, chiefly historical, along with various books of instruction and some descriptive natural history. Her publications include Letters to a Child on Maritime Discovery, 1820; Vision of Las Casas, and other Poems, 1825; Poetical Illustrations of Passages of Scripture, 1826; Tales of the Saxons, 1832; Tales of the English, 1833; Memoir of Sir T[homas] More, 1834; and The Boy and the Birds, 1835. She edited Sabbath. Recreations, 1826; and Flowers and Fruit in old English Gardens, 1836; and contributed to the Magnet Stories, 1860; and the Rainbow Stories, 1870.Julian 1892 Her poem "The Vision of Las Casas" (1825) has an anti-slavery theme.