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 …

Citation: Layram, Miles . "Samuel Daniel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 September 2015 [, accessed 09 December 2022.]

1130 Samuel Daniel 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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