See also:English man of letters, son of a Norwich manufacturer, was
See also:born in that city on the 7th of
See also:November 1765 . He belonged to the Unitarian community, and went to a school kept at Palgrave,
See also:Suffolk, by Rochemont
See also:husband of Anna Letitia Barbauld, where
See also:Sayers (1763-1817) was among his schoolmates . He travelled on the Continent for some years to perfect himself in
See also:languages .
See also:Taylor and his
See also:father were both in sympathy with the French Revolution, and belonged to a " revolution society " at Norwich . In 1791 the disturbed
See also:condition of affairs induced the elder Taylor to
See also:wind up his business, and from this
See also:time William devoted himself to letters . He was an enthusiast for German
See also:poetry, and did
See also:great service to English literature by
See also:translations of
See also:Burger's Lenore (1790, printed 1796), of Lessing's Nathan the Wise (1790, printed 1805), of Goethe's Iphigenia in Tauris (1790, printed 1793), and of four of Wieland's Dialogues of the Gods (1795) . He was a prolific writer of review articles, in which his knowledge of foreign literature served as a useful standard of
See also:criticism . Much of this material was made use of in his most important
See also:work, his Historic Survey of German Poetry (3 vols., 1828-30) . He also edited the
See also:works of his friend Sayers with a memoir (1823) . He died at Norwich on the 5th of
See also:March 1836 . See a Memoir of the
See also:Life and Writings of the
See also:late W . Taylor of Norwich, by
See also:Warden Robberds (2 vols., 1843) ; Georg Herzfeld, William Taylor von Norwich (1897) .
Taylor is well known to readers of
See also:Borrow by the portrait of him as the " elder individual " in the 23rd
See also:chapter of Lavengro .
TOM TAYLOR (1817-1880)
ZACHARY TAYLOR (1784-1850)
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