1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Daniel Hayes

D. J. O'Donoghue, Poets of Ireland (1912) 188.



DANIEL HAYES. — An Epistle to C. Churchill, London, 1761, 4to; The Works in Verse of D. H., London, 1769, 12mo; second edition, with additions, Limerick, 1785, 12mo.

The address to the satirist, Churchill, is a satire on that author. Hayes was born in Limerick in or about 1733, and was educated there, and at T. C. D., where he does not seem to have graduated. He entered the Middle Temple, London, but whether he studied law is doubtful. He was certainly a heavy drinker, as Croker, in his "Popular Songs of Ireland," indicates. He died at Kensington, London, on July 20, 1767, aged 34, and was buried in the south aisle of St. Mary's Church, Limerick.