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Absalom and Achitophel

Nahum Tate (1652—1715) poet, playwright, and translator

John Dryden (1631—1700) poet, playwright, and critic


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In the second part of Absalom and Achitophel written chiefly by Tate, is Dryden, and refers to the Asaph of 1 Chr. 16: 4–7 and 25: 1, and the hereditary choir, the ‘Sons of Asaph’, who conducted the musical services of the Temple.

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