Samuel Daniel (1575 words)

  • Miles Layram (University of York)
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Samuel Daniel was born in Somerset, England, in 1562, and attended Magdalen Hall (later renamed Hertford College) at the University of Oxford. During a writing career which was sustained by tutoring work and by various types of patronage, and which included, early on, periods spent in Italy and France, he produced a body of work which is notable for the excellence attained not only within a number of the poems, but also within other types of written composition, including historical narrative and poetic theory.

The literary work for which Daniel is now best-known is the sonnet cycle Delia. Twenty-seven of these lyrics were appended without his permission to a pirated edition of Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella in …

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Layram, Miles . "Samuel Daniel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 September 2015
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Articles on Daniel's works

  1. A Defence of Rhyme
  2. Delia

Related Groups

  1. The Sonnet Tradition

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