Samuel Cobb

English writer


  • Bersaba; or, the Love of David (1695)
  • The Portugal Expedition (1704)
  • The Female Reign, an ode … occasion'd by the wonderful successes of the arms of her Majesty and her allies (1709)
  • Poems on several occasions. With imitations from Horace, Ovid, &c. To which is prefix'd a discourse on criticism and the liberty of writing (1710)
  • A Panegyrical Elegy on the Death of Gassendus, the celebrated astronomer and philosopher. Inscrib'd to the reverend Mr. Flamsteed of Greenwich
  • News from both Universities, containing Mr. Cobb's tripos speech at Cambridge, with a complete key inserted (1714)
  • Clavis Virgiliana; or, new observations upon the works of Virgil (1714)

As translator

  • A Synopsis of Algebra, being the posthumous work of John Alexander of Bern, in Swisserland (1709), by John Alexander
  • The Mousetrap, a poem written in Latin by Edward Holdsworth, made English by Samuel Cobb (1712), by Edward Holdsworth
  • The Carpenter of Oxford, or The Miller's Tale from Chaucer attempted in modern English by Samuel Cobb (1712), by Geoffrey Chaucer

Works about Cobb



Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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