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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Tate, Nahum

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Poet-laureate, born in Dublin, where he was educated at Trinity College; came to London to ply the craft of letters, and in 1690 succeeded Shadwell in the laureateship; improvident, and probably intemperate, he died in the Mint, the refuge of bankrupts in those days; wrote some dramatic pieces, but is to be remembered mainly for his metrical version of the Psalms, executed in conjunction with Nicholas Brady, which superseded the older version done by Sternhold (q. v .) and Hopkins (1652-1715).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Tate, Nahum'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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