See also:GILBERT THE HAVE " (fl . 1450), Scottish poet and translator, was perhaps a kinsman of the
See also:house of Errol . If he be the student named in the registers of the university of St Andrews in 1418–1419, his
See also:birth may be fixed about 1403 . He was in France in 1432, perhaps some years earlier, for a " Gilbert de la Haye " is mentioned as
See also:present at Reims, in
See also:July 1430, at the
See also:coronation of
See also:Charles VII . He has
See also:left it on record, in the Prologue to his Buke of the
See also:Law of Arrays, that he was " chaumerlayn umquhyle to the maist worthy
See also:King Charles of France." In 1456 he was back in Scotland, in the service of the chancellor,
See also:earl of
See also:Orkney and
See also:Caithness, " in his
See also:castell of Rosselyn," south of
See also:Edinburgh . The date of his
See also:death is unknown .
See also:Hay is named by
See also:Dunbar (q.v.) in his Lament for theMakaris, and by Sir
See also:Lyndsay (q.v.) in his Testament and Complaynt of the Papvngo . His only
See also:work is The Buik of
See also:Alexander the Conquerour, of which a portion, in copy, remains at Taymouth
See also:Castle . He has left three
See also:translations, extant in one
See also:volume (in old binding) in the collection of
See also:Abbotsford: (a) The Buke of the Law of Arrays or The Buke of Bataillis, a
See also:translation of Honore Bonet's Arbre
See also:des batailles; (b) The Buke of the
See also:Order of Iinichthood from the Livre de l'ordre de chevalerie; and (c) The Buke of the Governaunce of Princes, from a French version of the pseudo-Aristotelian Secreta secretorum . The second of these precedes
See also:independent translation by at least ten years . For the Bulk of Alexander see
See also:Albert Herrmann's The Taymouth Castle MS. of Sir Gilbert Hay's Bulk, &c . (Berlin, 1898) .
See also:complete Abbotsford MS. has been reprinted by the Scottish Text Society (ed . J . H .
See also:Stevenson) . The first volume, containing The Buke of the Law of
See also:Arm's, appeared in 1901 . The Order of Knichthood was printed by David
See also:Laing for the Abbotsford
See also:Club (1847) . See also S.TS. edition (u.s.) " Introduction," and
See also:Smith's Specimens of
See also:Middle Scots, in which annotated extracts are given from the Abbotsford MS., the
See also:oldest known exe .plc of
See also:literary Scots
See also:prose.1899, and the settlement, by joint commission, of the question concerning the disputed Alaskan boundary in 1903 .
See also:John Hay was a man of quiet and unassuming disposition, whose training in
See also:diplomacy gave a cool and judicious character to his statesmanship . As secretary of state under Presidents
See also:McKinley and
See also:Roosevelt his guidance was invaluable during a rather critical
See also:period in
See also:foreign affairs, and no man of his
See also:time did more to create confidence in the increased
See also:interest taken by the
See also:United States in
See also:international matters . He also represented, in another capacity, the best
See also:American traditions—namely in literature . He published Pike
See also:Ballads (1871)—the most famous being " Little Breeches "—a volume worthy to
See also:rank with Bret
See also:Harte, if not with the
See also:Lowell of the Biglow Papers; Castilian Days (1871), recording his observations in Spain; and a volume of Poems (189o) ; with John G .
See also:Nicolay he wrote Abraham Lincoln: A
See also:History (to vols., 1890), a monumental work indispensable to the student of the
See also:Civil War period in
See also:America, and published an edition of Lincoln's Complete
See also:Works (2 vols., 1894) .
The authorship of the brilliant novel The Breadwinners (1883) is now certainly attributed to him . Hay was an excellent public
See also:speaker some of his best addresses are In Praise of
See also:Omar; On the Unveiling of the Bust of Sir TValter
See also:Scott in
See also:Westminster Abbey, May 21, 1897; and a memorial address in
See also:honour of
See also:President McKinley . The best of his previously unpublished speeches appeared in Addresses of John Hay (1906) .
GEORGE HAY (1729—1811)
JOHN HAY (1838–1905)
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