Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

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."

"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."

"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!"
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!"
"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."
"One ugly trick has often spoiled
The sweetest and the best;
Matilda, though a pleasant child,
One ugly trick possessed."


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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