1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Daniel Hayes

Anonymous, in Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry (1789-97) 9:187.



Son of a gentleman in the county of Limerick, and possessed a competent estate. Having been freed from restraint by the death of his father, and being improperly indulged by his mother, he became guilty of excesses, which were the source of much unhappiness towards the close of his life. His classical education he acquired in the Diocesan School of Limerick, and was in 1751 admitted Fellow Commoner in Trinity College, Dublin. From that university he came over to the Middle Temple for the purpose of studying the law, and died on the 20th of July, 1767.