1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Hayes

John Nichols, in Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 9:59n.



The Rev. Samuel Hayes, born 1749, was admitted in 1763 into the college of Westminster; and soon after, in conjunction with another Gentleman, Mr. Robert Carr, wrote a Tragedy called Eudosia, published in 1766, 8vo. In 1767 he was elected a Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge; took the degree of B.A. 1771; M.A. 1774; and became Fellow of that noble Foundation. He was Usher of Westminster School from 1770 to 1788; Author of several of Seaton's Prize Poems, 1775, 6, 7, 8; 1783, 4, 5; and was undoubtedly the most ready at composition of any of his contemporaries. He died in 1795; and in 1797 were published Sermons of different Occasions, and on Practical Duties.