Nahum Tate (1652 - 1715)
Nahum Tate, son of poet Faithful Teate, was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1652. He was educated at Dublin's Trinity College and graduated with a BA in 1672.
As a writer, his first volume of poetry was published in 1677. His most original poem is perhaps Panacea - a poem on Tea (1700). Prior to this, Tate was given the honour of being made Britain's poet laureate in 1692. In 1696 he ... more »
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''The heavenly Babe you there shall findNahum Tate (1652-1715), Irish poet, dramatist. While Shepherds Watched (l. 13-16). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. ...
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swaddling bands
And in a manger laid.''
''While shepherds watched their flocks by night,Nahum Tate (1652-1715), Irish poet, dramatist. While Shepherds Watched (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1...
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.''