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Nahum Tate

(1652—1715) poet, playwright, and translator


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(b ?Dublin, 1652; d London, 1715).

Irish‐born poet and playwright, poet laureate from 1692. Wrote lib. of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and collab. with Nicholas Brady (b Bandon, Co. Cork, 1659; d Richmond, Surrey, 1726) in metrical version of Psalms (pubd. 1696).

Subjects: Literature.


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