The son of a cooper, Samuel Cobb studied at Christ's Hospital (1683-94) and Trinity College Cambridge (B.A. 1698; M.A. 1702). Returning to Christ's Hospital, he was assistant master until his death in 1713. Cobb published translations, an adaptation of Chaucer's Miller's Tale, and broadside psalms for the charity students at Christ's Hospital.
A pindarique ode humbly offer'd to the ever-blessed memory of our late Queen Mary. 1694.
Bersaba, or the love of David: a poem. 1695.
Pax redux: a Pindarick ode on the return of his Majesty, and the happy conclusion of the peace. 1697.
Poetae Brittannici: a poem, satryical and panegyrical, upon our British poets. 1700.
The Portugal expedition. 1704.
Honour retriev'd: a poem occasion'd by the late victories. 1705.
A psalm of thanksgiving to be sung by the the children of Christ's Hospital. 1706.
Poems on several occasions. 1707.
The female reign: an ode attempted in the style of Pindar. 1709.
A synopsis of algebra, done from the Latin [of J. Alexander]. 1709.
Poems on several occasions. 1710.
The mouse-trap, written in Latin by Edward Holdsworth, made English. 1712.
A panegyrical elegy on the death of Gassendus. 1712.
The carpenter of Oxford: or the Miller's tale attempted in modern English. 1712.
News from both universities, containing 1: Mr. Cobb's Tripos speech at Cambridge, with a complete key inserted; 2: The brawny priest, or the captivity of the nose: a poem. 1714.
Clavis Virgiliana: or new observations upon the works of Virgil. 1714.