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John Taylor (1580–1653)

Taylor, John. An English poet; born in Gloucestershire, Aug. 1580; died in London, 1653. He followed the occupation of waterman during a part of his life, and hence was termed “the water-poet.” His productions of which about 140 are known to collectors, are interesting as showing the manners and customs of the times. They are remarkable for the eccentricity of their titles, as, ‘Taylor’s Revenge; or, The Rimer, William Fennor, Firkt, Ferrited, and Finely Fetched over the Coals’ (1615); ‘The Pennyles Pilgrimage; or, The Moneylesse Perambulation of John Taylor, alias the King’s Majestie’s Water-Poet, from London to Edinborough on Foot’ (1618).