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Ann (and Jane) Taylor
(1782-1866) born on
Jun 30
English children's author, poet. She wrote, with sister Jane, "Original Poems for Infant Minds," 1804.
         
   
F
Oh, that it were my chief delight
To do the things I ought!
Then let me try with all my might
To mind what I am taught.

R
Though man a thinking being is defined,
Few use the grand prerogative of mind.
How few think justly of the thinking few!
How many never think, who think they do!
A
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!
N
How pleasant it is, at the end of the day,
No follies to have to repent;
But reflect on the past, and be able to say,
That my time has been properly spent.
K
One ugly trick has often spoiled
The sweetest and the best;
Matilda, though a pleasant child,
One ugly trick possessed.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "For a Very Little Child," in "Hymns for Infant Minds," 1810.
R: "Prejudice, or, Essay on Morals and Manners," st. 45, in "Original Poems for Infant Minds," 1804.
A: "The Star," st. 1, in "Rhymes for the Nursery," 1806.
N: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
K: In "Dictionary of Quotations," by Bergen Evans, 1968.
   


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