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Nahum Tate

Nahum Tate (1652–1715) was an Irish Protestant poet, hymnist and lyricist, who became Poet Laureate in 1692.


See also Tate and Brady.



SourcedEdit

  • While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
    All seated on the ground,
    The angel of the Lord came down,
    And glory shone around.
    • Hymn While shepherds watched their flocks by night

Dido and Aeneas (opera; music by Henry Purcell)Edit

  • For sorrow is our joy,
    And joy our greatest sorrow.
    Elissa dies tonight,
    And Carthage flames tomorrow.
  • And silence their mourning
    With vows of returning
    But never intending to visit them more.
    No never, no never, intending to visit them more.
  • When I am laid, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create
    No trouble, no trouble in thy breast;
    Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
    Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

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