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Tate, Nahum

Nahum Tate (nā´həm), 1652–1715, English poet and dramatist, b. Dublin. He wrote several popular adaptations of Shakespeare, the most famous being his King Lear (1681), in which he omitted the part of the fool and had Cordelia survive to marry Edgar. With Dryden he wrote the second part of Absalom and Achitophel (1682). In 1692 he became poet laureate. His metrical version of the Psalms (1696), written with Nicholas Brady, is generally regarded as tedious and verbose. He was the target of an attack by Pope in The Dunciad.

See study by C. Spencer (1972).

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Tate, Nahum

Tate, Nahum (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).

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