1845 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Daniel

Edward Farr, in Select Poetry chiefly devotional of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth (1845) xxxvii.



SAMUEL DANIEL was born in 1562, and was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford. He became tutor to Lady Anne Clifford, subsequently Countess of Pembroke, to whom several of his works are dedicated. The poetical productions of Daniel are numerous, and the tenor of his writings is generally moral and instructive; but only one, his "Musophilos," which contains a general defence of learning, affords extracts suitable to this selection.