Edward Taylor

Edward Taylor

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edward Taylor (Sketchley, Leicestershire, England, 1642 - Westfield, Massachusetts, June 29, 1729) was a colonial American poet, pastor and physician. The son of a non-Conformist yeoman farmer, Taylor was born in 1642 at Sketchley, Leicestershire, England. Following restoration of the monarchy and the Act of Uniformity under Charles II, which cost Taylor his teaching position, he emigrated in 1668 to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in America. He chronicled his Atlantic crossing and early years in America (from April 26, 1668, to July 5, 1671) in his now-published Diary. He was admitted to Harvard College as a second year student soon after arriving in America and upon graduation in 1671 became pastor and physician at Westfield, on the remote western frontier of Massachusetts, where he remained until his death on June 29, 1729. He was twice married, first to Elizabeth Fitch, by whom he had eight children, five of whom died in childhood, and at her death to Ruth Wyllys, who bore six more children.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135921894
  • 9786135921892