The Rev. Richard Daniel was born in Dublin, the son of Henry Daniel. After studying with a tutor named John Jones, he entered Trinity College Dublin as a pensioner in 1696, aged 15 (B.A. 1701, M.A. 1704). Daniel was afterwards appointed Dean of Armagh (1722-32) in which position he quarreled with Jonathan Swift. He was made dean of Down in 1732.
The dream: a poem occasion'd by the death of his late majesty, William III. 1702.
The British warrior. 1706.
God the creator, and the preserver: a poem. 1714.
A poem on the return of his majesty King George from Hanover. 1717.
Great Britain's triumph. A poem on His Majesty's return. 1720.
Miscellaneous poems and translations by several hands. 1720.
A paraphrase upon some select psalms. 1722.
The royal penitent: a paraphrase on the seven penitential psalms. 1727.