(c. 1505 - 14 Jul 1575)
English writer, clergyman and translator who published his translation of the Bible in 1539.
Science Quotes by Richard Taverner (1 quote)
Thurst [thrust] out nature with a croche [crook], yet woll she styll runne back agayne.
— Richard Taverner
From Proverbs or Adagies out of Erasmus (1539), 44, given with other English variants, in George Latimer Apperson and Martin H. Manser, The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993, 2006), 158. The dictionary also gives the original sentiment expressed by Horace: Naturam expelles furca, tamen usque recurret in Epistles, i, 10, 24.