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Washington DC: General view of the East Room of the White House before the treaty signing ceremony 6/1/1990. President George Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev are at right. Seated in the front row are (L to R): Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, Raisa Gorbachev, Barbara Bush, Vice-President Dan Quayle, Marilyn Quayle, Secretary of State James Baker, Susan Baker, Secretary of Treasury Nicholas Brady, and Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney. (UPI Photo/Larry Owen)
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Nicholas Brady (28 October 1659 – 20 May 1726), Anglican divine and poet, was born in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland. He received his education at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford; he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin.

Brady was a zealous promoter of the Glorious Revolution and suffered in consequence. When war broke out in Ireland in 1690, Brady, by his influence, thrice prevented the burning of the town of Bandon, after James II gave orders for its destruction. The same year he was employed by the people of Bandon to lay their grievances before the English parliament. He soon afterward settled in London, where he obtained various preferments. At the time of his death, he held the livings of Clapham and Richmond.

Brady's best-known work, written with his collaborator Nahum Tate, is New Version of the Psalms of David, a metrical version of the Psalms. It was licensed in 1696, and largely ousted the old version by T. Sternhold and J. Hopkins. He translated Virgil's Aeneid and wrote several smaller poems and dramas, as well as sermons.

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