1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Hayley

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 150.



WILLIAM HAYLEY, Esq. son of Thomas H. Esq. by Mary, daughter of Col. Yates, M.P. for Chichester, where he was born 1745. He commenced his education at the school of Kingston, Surrey; whence he was removed to Eton, and finished his studies at Trin. Coll. Cambridge. In 1769 he married Elizabeth, daughter of the rev. Thomas Ball, Dean of Chichester, and after spending a few years in London, fixed his residence in 1774, at Eartham, in Sussex. Mr. H., who became a widower in 1797, has published [list omitted].