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Daniel, Samuel, English poet and historian, was born in Somerset in 1562, and, after studying at Oxford University, became tutor in several distinguished families, and devoted his leisure time to the composition of poetry and the compilation of his history. The close of his life was spent on a farm at Beckington. Though his sonnets are above the average, his poems generally, though not wanting in sweetness, are deficient in force and vitality. His best known works were a poem entitled A History of the Civil Wars between York and Lancaster, and his History of England down to the time of Edward III. He died in 1619.