1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nahum Tate

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sig. Gg5.



Nahum Tate was born in Ireland, and there educated. He was, as Mr. Pope observes in the Notes to his Dunciad, a cold Writer, of no Invention, but translated tolerably, when befriended by Dryden, with whom he sometimes wrote in Conjunction. — He succeeded Dyrden as Poet-Laureat, and was concerned with Brady in a new Version of the Psalms. — He died in 1716, and was interred in St. George's Church, Southwark. His dramatic Pieces are [list omitted].