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Taylor, John

Taylor, John, 1578?–1653, English writer. He was a boatman on the Thames and hence is often called the Water Poet. A traveler throughout England and the Continent, he recorded his observations in both poetry and prose.

See his works (5 vol., 1870–78) study by W. Notestein (1956).

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