Hayley, William

William Hayley (1745–1820) was born in Chichester, England. He attended Eaton and Cambridge. A man of independent means who lived on his father’s Eartham estate and then Felpham, Sussex. He had close friendships with William Blake and William Cowper. He is known as a poet and biographer.

 

Books by William Hayley:

  • Afflicted Father (The)
  • Amelia; or, The faithless Briton.
  • Ballads founded on Anecdotes of Animals
  • Cowper's Milton
  • Douglas D'Arcy; some passages in the life of an adventurer
  • Elegy on the ancient Greek model (An)
  • Elegy on the death of the Honourable Sir William Jones (An)
  • English Bards and Scotch Reviewers
  • Epistle to a friend, on the death of John Thornton, Esq.
  • Epistle to Admiral Keppel
  • Essay on Epic poetry: in five epistles to the Revd. Mr. Mason (An)
  • Essay on History; in three epistles to Edward Gibbon, esq. (An)
  • Essay on painting: in two epistles to Mr. Romney (An)
  • Essay on Sculpture: in a series of epistles to John Flaxman (An)
  • Essays and Epistles; a Poetical Epistle to an Eminent Painter
  • Eulogies of Howard. A vision (The)
  • Geographical, natural and civil history of Chili (The)
  • Happy prescription; or, the lady relieved from her lovers (The)
  • Life and letters of William Cowper, esq., (The)
  • Life of George Romney, Esq (The)
  • Life of Milton, in three parts (The)
  • Life, and posthumous writings, of William Cowper, esqr (The)
  • Memoirs of the life and writings of William Hayley, Esq.
  • Miranda, or The discovery. A tale.
  • National advocates, a poem. (The)
  • Occasional stanzas, written at the request of the Revolution Society,
  • Ode to Mr. Wright of Derby.
  • Ode, inscribed to John Howard
  • Philosophical Historical, and Moral Essay on Old Maids (A)
  • Plays of three acts; written for a private theatre
  • Poems: consisting of odes, sonnets, songs, and occasional verses
  • Poetical epistle to an eminent painter (A)
  • Poetical works
  • Syrian Queen (The)
  • Three plays: with a preface including dramatic observations, of the late Lieutenant-General Burgoyne,
  • Triumph of Music; a Poem: in Six Cantos (The)
  • Triumphs of Temper (The)
  • Two connoisseurs; a comedy, in rhyme (The)
  • Two dialogues
  • View of the life, travels, and philanthropic labours of the late John Howard (A)
  • Young widow; or, the history of Cornelia Sedley, in a series of letters (The)