Brady, Nicholas

Brady, Nicholas
(1659-1726)
   Born at Bandon, County Cork, son of Major Nicholas Brady, who served in the king's army in the rebellion. Educated Westminster School, Christ Church Oxford, and Trinity College, Dublin, he became an Anglican clergyman. During the Revolution he supported the cause of William, Prince of Orange, and during his time as vicar in Cork, he prevented the burning of the town of Bandon, ordered by James II. He was vicar of St. Catherine Cree Church, London, and chaplain to King William II and Queen Anne. He also operated a school in Richmond, Surrey. A few of his main publications: The Rape, or the Innocent Impostors, 1692 (a tragedy). Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, 1692 (set to music by Henry Purcell). New Version of the Psalms of David, 1696 (with Nahum Tate). Virgil's Aeneid, 1726 (a blank-verse translation).
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org).

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