Bayard Taylor

Bayard Taylor, born on January 11, 1825, in Pennsylvania, was a poet, playwright, novelist, literary critic, translator, and travel writer. He was the author of many collections, including Ximena, or the Battle of the Sierra Morena, and Other Poems (Herman Hooker, 1844) and The Picture of St. John (Ticknor and Fields, 1866). He died on December 19, 1878.