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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Paul Hamilton Hayne (1830–1886)

Hayne, Paul Hamilton. An American poet; born in Charleston, SC, Jan. 1, 1830; died at Augusta, GA, July 6, 1886. At first a lawyer, he turned to journalism, and in 1855 his maiden volume of verse appeared. ‘Sonnets and Other Poems’ followed it two years later, and then came ‘Avolio, a Legend of the Island of Cos.’ He served through the war, retired from the field in poverty, and wrote poetry. ‘Legends and Lyrics’; ‘The Mountain of Lovers’; ‘The Wife of Brittany’; and other productions of this period, mark him easily first among Southern poets. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).