Bayard Taylor (1825 – 1878) was an American poet and travel author. He wrote: Rhymes of Travel, Ballads, and Poems in 1848, and Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire, (1850), a best-seller, A Book of Romances, Lyrics, and Songs, (1851) and The Story of Kennett, (1866), among others.
"The healing of the world is in its nameless saints. Each separate star seems nothing, but a myriad scattered stars break up the night and make it beautiful."
Mark Twain called Taylor "a genial, lovable, simple-hearted soul, . . . happy in his new dignity . . . He was a poet . . . and had also made the best of all English translations of Goethe's 'Faust.'"