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