June 24, 1729
Puritan minister and poet
" . . . Is this thy play,/To spin a web out of thyself/To catch a fly?/For why?"
Edward Taylor (ca. 1642-1729), Puritan poet and minister, was one of the finest literary artists of colonial America.Born in England, highly educated, and living a rather isolated frontier life at Wes...
Edward Taylor, American Puritan poet and minister of the Congregational church at Westfield, Massachusetts, for over fifty years, is now considered the most important poet to appear in America in the ...