Taylor, Jane, the younger of two sisters, was born at London, Sept. 23, 1783. Her gift in writing verse displayed itself at an early age. Her first piece was printed in the Minor's Pocket Book for 1804. Her publications included Display, a tale, 1815; Essays in Rhymes, 1816; and the posthumous work edited by her brother, entitled The Contributions of Q. Q., 1824, being pieces in prose and verse from the Youth's Magazine, to which she had contributed under the signature of "Q. Q." She died at Ongar, Essex, April 13, 1824. Her Memoir and Poetical Remains, were published by her father in 1825.
The joint productions of the two sisters, Ann Taylor Gilbert & Jane Taylor, were:-- (1) Original Poems, 1805; (2) Hymns for the Nursery, 1806; (3) Hym… Go to person page >
There is a path that leads to God. Jane Taylor. [A Child Pilgrim.] First published in the Hymns for Infant Minds, by A. and J. Taylor, 1810, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled “The Little Pilgrim." It is one of the best examples of the writer's clear, simple, nervous style, and exceeds in popular use all of her other compositions. It is found in numerous collections for children in Great Britain and America, but often in an abbreviated form. Original text in the Hymnal Companion.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)