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The New International Encyclopædia/Austin, Sarah Taylor

AUSTIN, Sarah Taylor (1793–1867). An English translator and author, the wife of John Austin. She was born at Norwich, a member of a family remarkable for the men and women it has produced distinguished by literary and scientific ability. She spent several years abroad, enjoying the friendship of many eminent persons in Continental society. She translated, from the German: Characteristics of Goethe, by Falk, etc., with notes (1833); The Story Without an End, by Carové (1834), and Ranke's History of the Popes (1840). Though Mrs. Austin did some original work, as Germany from 1760 to 1814, she is chiefly known as an excellent translator. Consult the London Athenæum for August 17, 1867.