1704 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nahum Tate

Jonathan Swift, in Tale of a Tub (1704); Works, ed. Nichols (1801) 55.



There is another, called Nahum Tate, who is ready to take oath that he has caused many reams of verse to be published, whereof both himself and his bookseller (if lawfully required) can produce authentic copies; and therefore wonders why the world is pleased to make such a secret of it.