Ann Taylor (right) and her sister, Jane Taylor
(left), by Isaac Taylor
Ann Taylor (June 30 1782 – December 20 1866) was a writer of hymns and nursery rhymes. Her sister was Jane Taylor.
- Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
- "My Mother," from Original Poems for Infant Minds (1804)
- For God, who lives above the skies,
Would look with vengeance in his eyes
If I should ever dare despise
- I thank the goodness and the grace
Which on my birth have smiled,
And made me in these Christian days,
A happy English child.
- Jane Taylor, "A Child's Hymn of Praise," from Hymns for Infant Minds (1810)
- I love little pussy, her coat is so warm;
And if I don't hurt her she'll do me no harm.
- Anon, "Little Pussy," from Hints for the Formation of Infant Schools (1829)