Daniel, Samuel

Daniel, Samuel,

1562?–1619, English poet and historian. He was tutor to William Herbert, 3d earl of Pembroke, and later to Lady Anne Clifford. Eventually he found favor with James I, and in 1603 he was appointed inspector of the Children of the Queen's Revels (a company of boy actors), a position he held for the rest of his life. Daniel is known chiefly for Delia (1592), a collection of sonnets. His other poetry includes a narrative, The Complaint of Rosamund (1592), and a defense of learning, Musophilus (1599). Besides being the author of numerous court masques, he wrote two Senecan tragedies, Cleopatra (1594) and Philotas (1605). His ardent patriotism and his belief in a strong and absolute monarchy inspired his epic, The Civil Wars between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York (1595, enl. ed. 1609). Defence of Rhyme (1603?) and a History of England (1631) are his major prose works. He was much admired by the 19th-century English romantics for his purity of diction.


See study by C. Seronsy (1967).

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formerly House Head at Blue Coat School) Loving husband to Margaret; beloved uncle to Christopher, Jennifer and Jacqueline; and great-uncle to Daniel, Samuel and Kit passed away peacefully on 9th June 2015.
Other groomsmen were Daniel Kyle Cole, Craig Neil Daniel, Samuel Hardy Farris IV, David Paul Grayson, Micah Thomas Macomber, Gregory Alan Miller, Bradley Maxwell Nielsen, Tyler Ethan Robertson, and Benjamin Mosley Weir.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lenore (Elman); his sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Rebecca Warner, Jacob and Nancy Hosay, Benjamin and Liza, and Robert and Jennifer; and his ten cherished grandchildren: Daniel, Samuel, Sophie, Eve, Henry, Lucas, Maggie, Theo, Elias, and Annabel, all of whom miss him something awful.
Iris and Graham have six children - Margaret, Elizabeth, Matthew, Daniel, Samuel and the late Rebecca.
Boys, in general, get good solid names like Jack, Joshua, Thomas, James, Oliver, Daniel, Samuel, William, Harry and Joseph.
Loving husband of Sylvia, much loved father of Jane, David, Gresham and Christopher, father-in-law to Debbie, Kate and Greg, adored grandad of Robert, Daniel, Samuel, Annie and Henry.
Devoted grandmother of Tyler, Kayla, Drew, Daniel, Samuel & Benjamin.