Item VI/v/17 - Three Poems by Samuel Hayes

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Three Poems by Samuel Hayes

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-VI/v/17

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  • 1785 (Publication)
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1783 (Publication)
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1778 (Publication)
    Cambridge, United Kingdom

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4to, 1 volume

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HAYES, SAMUEL, son of Edmund Hayes, London; b.; adm.; KS (aged 14) 1763; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1767, adm. pens. 24 Jun 1767, scholar 29 Apr 1768, matr. Mich. 1767; BA 1771; MA 1774; Minor Fellow Trinity Coll., 10 Sep 1772, Major Fellow 4 Jul 1774; Seatonian Prize, Cambridge Univ. 1775-8, 1783-5; Usher at the School 1770-88; ordained deacon (Peterborough) 6 Oct 1771, priest (Norwich) 28 Oct 1772; known as “botch” Hayes, “for the manner in which he mended his pupils’ verses”; such a slack disciplinarian that the boys in his form used “to stick his wig full of paper darts in school” (Southey, Life and Correspondence, I, 135-6); kept a succession of small boarding houses from 1776, latterly one on the Terrace, amalgamated with Farren’s on his marriage; joint author with Robert Carr of tragedy Eugenia, 1766; author, poems and sermons; m. 1st, ---; m. 2nd, 1 May 1788 Elizabeth Farren, widow, who kept the boarding house in the centre of the Terrace, Dean’s Yard; buried Hammersmith 19 Dec 1795, aged 48 (sic).

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Contains: The Nativity (1778); Hope: A Poem (1783) and The Exodus: A Poem (1785).

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  • English

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  • Latin

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