Who is John Hay

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 – July 1, 1905) was an American statesman and official whose career in government stretched over almost half a century. Beginning as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, Hay's highest office was United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay was also an author and biographer and wrote poetry and other literature throughout much of his life.

Born in Indiana to an anti-slavery family that moved to Illinois when he was young, Hay showed great potential, and his family sent him to Brown University. After graduation in 1858, Hay read law in his uncle's office in Springfield, Illinois, adjacent to that of Lincoln. Hay worked for Lincoln's successful presidential ca...
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John Hay Poems

  • Words
    When violets were springing
    And sunshine filled the day,
    And happy birds were singing
    The praises of the May,...
  • When The Boys Come Home
    There's a happy time coming,
    When the boys come home.
    There's a glorious day coming,
    When the boys come home....
  • Una
    In the whole wide world there was but one,
    Others for others, but she was mine,
    The one fair woman beneath the sun.
    ...
  • Too Late
    Had we but met in other days,
    Had we but loved in other ways,
    Another light and hope had shone
    On your life and my own....
  • To The Young
    After Heine.


    Let your feet not falter, your course not alter...
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Love 42 I Love You 42 Heart 36 Light 33 Life 30 God 28 Night 24 Heaven 22 Wild 21 Beauty 21


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  • Hewanpedia: rhodes vs. john hay high-school boys basketball live watch live:
  • Mgoul: fresh area stat leaders for girls basketball. warrensville's zennia thomas now above 30 points per game, ahead of the tigers' matchup with john hay next week. here's a peek at the leaders and a link to the full breakdown.
  • Autographscoll2: rare amusing autograph letter signed - john hay - 1871 - lincoln secretary etc.
  • Joedelmonaco: [note: in 1863, apparently intoxicated, saulsbury verbally attacked the president on the senate floor in what john hay described as "language fit only for a drunken fishwife".
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Alfred Lord Tennyson Poem
In Memoriam A. H. H.: 96. You Say, But With No Touch Of Sco
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

You say, but with no touch of scorn,
Sweet-hearted, you, whose light-blue eyes
Are tender over drowning flies,
You tell me, doubt is Devil-born.
I know not: one indeed I knew
In many a subtle question versed,
Who touch'd a jarring lyre at first,
But ever strove to make it true:
...

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