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Samuel Daniel

(1562 - 1620 / England)

Samuel Daniel
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An English poet and historian, was the son of a music-master, and was born near Taunton, in Somersetshire, in 1562. Another son, John Daniel, was a musician, who held some offices at court, and was the author of Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice (1606).

In 1579 Samuel was admitted a commoner of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, where he remained'for about three years, and then gave himself up to the unrestrained study of poetry and philosophy. The name of Samuel Daniel is given as the servant of Lord Stafford, ambassador in France, in 1586, and probably refers to the poet. He was first encouraged and, if we may believe him, taught in verse, by the famous countess of Pembroke, whose honour... more »

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  • ''Love is a torment of the mind,
    A tempest everlasting;
    And Jove hath made it of a kind
    Not well, nor full, nor fasting.''
    Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), British poet. Hymen's Triumph. OBEV. Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New e...
  • And who, in time, knows whither we may vent
    The treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores
    This gain of our best glory shall be sent,
    T'enrich unknowing nations with our store...
    Samuel Daniel (c.1562-1619), British poet, dramatist. repr. In Complete Works, ed. A.B. Grosart (1963). Musophilus, l. 957-962, Poetical Essays (1599)...
  • And who in time knowes whither we may vent
    The treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores
    This gaine of our best glorie shal be sent,
    T'inrich unknowing Nations with our store...
    Samuel Daniel (c. 1562-1619), British poet, dramatist. Musophilus, Poetical Essays (1599).
  • ''When your eyes have done their part
    Thought must length'n it in the heart.''
    Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), British poet. Tethy's Festival. NoP. Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 19...
  • ''Pleasures are not, if they last;
    In their passing is their best:
    Glory is more bright and gay
    In a flash, and so away.''
    Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), British poet. Tethy's Festival. NoP. Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 19...
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  • Razan Tamimi (9/7/2013 2:53:00 AM)

    (Does any body can help me in this poem? it is for Samuel Daniel :)
    O blessed letters,1 that combine in one
    All ages past, and make one live with all;
    By you we do confer with who are gone,
    And the dead-living unto counsel call;
    By you the unborn shall have communion
    Of what we feel, and what doth us befall.
    Soul of the world, Knowledge, without thee,
    What hath the earth that truly glorious is?
    Why should our pride make such a stir to be,
    To be forgot? What good is like to this,
    To do worthy the writing, and to write
    Worthy the reading, and the world’s delight?

  • Razan Tamimi (9/7/2013 2:52:00 AM)

    O blessed letters,1 that combine in one
    All ages past, and make one live with all;
    By you we do confer with who are gone,
    And the dead-living unto counsel call;
    By you the unborn shall have communion
    Of what we feel, and what doth us befall.
    Soul of the world, Knowledge, without thee,
    What hath the earth that truly glorious is?
    Why should our pride make such a stir to be,
    To be forgot? What good is like to this,
    To do worthy the writing, and to write
    Worthy the reading, and the world’s delight?


    Does any body can help me in this poem? it is for Samuel Daniel :)

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