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Sir Henry Taylor (1800–1886)

Taylor, Sir Henry. An English poet of celebrity; born at Bishop-Middleham, Durham, Oct. 18, 1800; died on March 28, 1886. In 1824 he became editor of the London Magazine, and obtained a position in the Colonial Office, which he retained until 1872. His dramatic works are: ‘Isaac Comnenus’ (1827); ‘Philip van Artevelde’ (1834), his best; ‘Edwin the Fair’ (1842); ‘The Virgin Widow’ (1850); and ‘St. Clement’s Eve’ (1862). He published several volumes of essays,—‘The Statesman’ (1836); ‘Notes from Life’ (1847); ‘Notes from Books’ (1849); also ‘The Eve of the Conquest, and Other Poems’ (1847); and his ‘Autobiography’ (1885). In 1888 his ‘Letters’ appeared, edited by Dowden. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).