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Hayward, Abraham (1801-84), a well-known essayist, born in Somersetshire, was called to the bar in 1832, and became Q.C. in 1845. He founded and edited the Law Mayazine, but distinguished himself rather as a man of letters than as a lawyer.

He translated the first part of Faust (1833), and wrote much for the Quarterly Review and other periodicals and newspapers, the best of his articles being republished in three series of Bioyraphical and Critical Essays and in Sketches of Eminent Statesmen and Writers. He was a great favourite in society, and published works on The Art of Dining, and the rules of whist. He also edited The Autobiography of Mrs. Piozzi. His Select Correspondence appeared in two volumes in 1886.