1892 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Daniel

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 1:811.



GEORGE DANIEL. b. City of London 16 Sep. 1789; clerk to a stockbroker in Tokenhouse yard; contributed many poems to Ackerman's Poetical Magazine 1808-11; author of The Times, a prophecy 1811 anon.; Miscellaneous poems 1812; Dick Distich 3 vols. 1812 anon.; published several squibs on royal scandals under pseud. of P— P—, poet laureate; author of The modern Dunciad a satire with notes, biographical and critical 1814, 2 ed. 1816; edited Chef d'Oeuvres from French authors 2 vols. 1821; his interlude Doctor Bolus was acted at English opera house 21 July 1818, and his musical farce The disagreeable surprise at Drury lane 1 Dec. 1819; edited Cumberland's British Theatre with remarks, biographical and critical 39 vols. 1823-31, for each of the plays (nearly 300) he wrote a preface under the initials D— G—; edited Cumberland's Minor Theatre 14 vols. 1831-32; author of Remarks on Miss Mitford's tragedy of Rienzi 1828; Ophelia Kean, a dramatic legendary tale 1829 anon., a scurrilous attack on Edmund Kean; Garrick in the green room 1829; Merrie England in the olden times 2 vols 1842, reprinted 1874; The Missionary 1847 a religious poem; Democritus in London to which are added Notes festivous and the Stranger Guest 1852; Love's last labour not lost 1863. d. at his son's house, The Grove, Stoke Newington, London 30 March 1864. Memoir of D— G— prefixed to Colman's Blue Devils in Cumberland's British theatre vol. xxxix (1838), pp. 3-8, portrait; G.M. 1864 pt. 2 pp. 450-5.