Tate, Nahum

(1652-1715)
   He was an Irish playwright, the son of a Dublin clergyman, who graduated B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1672. Moving to London in 1677, he changed his name from Teate to Tate and began his literary career. He collaborated with John Dryden (see entry) to complete the second half of Dryden's epic poem Absalom and Achitophel. In his adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear, Tate created a happy ending where Cordelia lives and marries Edgar and the fool is written out completely. The true version was not restored until the 19th century. He also wrote several hymns; the most well-known is the Christmas carol "While Shepherds Watched." On the death of Thomas Shadwell (1692), Tate was appointed poet laureate, then historiographer-royal, in 1702. With Nicholas Brady (see entry) he produced New Version of the Psalms in meter (1696). He was hiding from his creditors in the Mint when he died; he was buried in the neighboring church of St. George's. Some of his other poems: "As Pants the Hart," "Britannia's Prayer for the Queen," "Lord, Who's the Happy Man," "Old England," "Song for the New-Year 1708," "The Speech of Ajax."
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  • Tate, Nahum — born 1652, Dublin, Ire. died July 30, 1715, London, Eng. Irish English poet and playwright. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, Tate moved to London. Though he wrote plays of his own, he is best known for his adaptations of Elizabethan …   Universalium

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