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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  • John_messeder: we lose a lot more than hay when the field disappears.
  • Redditph: a few hours after covid czar benjamin magalong orders baguio police to arrest of residents who flaunt health protocols, a photo emerges of him and his wife attending tim yap's crowded/maskless birthday party at camp john hay.
  • Iskonglasalista: the department of tourism (dot) has launched an investigation into the party hosted by socialite tim yap at the manors at camp john hay in baguio city, following reports and videos of the flamboyant unsocially-distanced mass gathering on the internet.
  • Legionhoops: john wall... just like old times.
  • John_schloss: finally had a decent camera driving by the buffalo/elk traffic jam off i-70. turns out the elk are eating the buffaloes’ hay. they aren’t just living out a western song after all.
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Sorrows Of The Moon
 by Charles Baudelaire

Tonight the moon dreams in a deeper languidness,
And, like a beauty on her cushions, lies at rest;
While drifting off to sleep, a tentative caress
Seeks, with a gentle hand, the contour of her breast;

As on a crest above her silken avalanche,
Dying, she yields herself to an unending swoon,
And sees a pallid vision everywhere she-d glance,
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