1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Hayes

Stephen Jones, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1812) 1:318.



SAMUEL HAYES was born in 1749, and educated at Westminster school, to which he was admitted in 1763. He afterwards in 1767 removed to Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he became Fellow. In 1770 he was chosen one of the ushers at Westminster school, but resigned this situation a short time before his death, which happened about 1795. He obtained the prizes for several of the poems directed by Mr. Seaton's will; and while at school, in conjunction with Robert Carr, wrote one piece, called Eugenia [sic]. T. 8vo. 1766.