An English poet and historian, was the son of a music-master, and was born near Taunton, in Somersetshire, in 1562. Another son, John Daniel, was a musician, who held some offices at court, and was the author of Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice (1606).
In 1579 Samuel was admitted a commoner of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, where he remained'for about three years, and then gave himself up to the unrestrained study of poetry and philosophy. The name of Samuel Daniel is given as the servant of Lord Stafford, ambassador in France, in 1586, and probably refers to the poet. He was first encouraged and, if we may believe him, taught in verse, by the famous countess of Pembroke, whose honour... more »
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- Love is a Sickness
- Sonnet IX: If This Be Love
- Beauty, Time, and Love
- Sonnet I: Unto the Boundless Ocean
- Musophilus Containing A General Defence ...
- Ulysses and the Siren
- Delia XLV: Care-charmer Sleep, son of th...
- Delia VI: Fair is my love, and cruel as ...
- Delia XXXIII: When men shall find thy fl...
- Sonnet XXIII: Time, Cruel Time
- Sonnet LV: Let Others Sing
- Sonnet LVI: As to the Roman
- Sonnet LIII: Drawn
- Sonnet III: If So It Hap
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