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Jane Taylor

(23 September 1783 – 13 April 1824 / Colchester, England)

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Jane Taylor, was an English poet and novelist. She wrote the words for the song Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star in 1806 at age 23, while living in Shilling Street, Lavenham, Suffolk.

The poem is now known worldwide, but its authorship is generally forgotten. It was first published under the title "The Star" in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her older sister ... more »

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  • Daniela Dominguez (7/15/2007 4:22:00 PM)

    I wanted to know if you could post the star, and if you don't know it you could contact me.

  • Zoe Parkhouse (4/20/2005 4:35:00 PM)

    Jane Taylor died in 1824, she might have some trouble in contacting you! !

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