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Nahum Tate

(1652 - 1715)

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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 find
    To human view displayed,
    All meanly wrapped in swaddling bands
    And in a manger laid.''
    Nahum Tate (1652-1715), Irish poet, dramatist. While Shepherds Watched (l. 13-16). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. ...
  • ''While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
    All seated on the ground,
    The angel of the Lord came down,
    And glory shone around.''
    Nahum Tate (1652-1715), Irish poet, dramatist. While Shepherds Watched (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1...
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