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Christopher Smart


Born
in Shipbourne, The United Kingdom
April 11, 1722

Died
May 21, 1771

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Christopher Smart, also known as "Kit Smart", "Kitty Smart", and "Jack Smart", was an English poet.

He was a major contributor to two popular magazines and a friend to influential cultural icons like Samuel Johnson and Henry Fielding. Smart, a high church Anglican, was widely known throughout London.

Smart was infamous as the pseudonymous midwife "Mrs. Mary Midnight" and widespread accounts of his father-in-law, John Newbery, locking him away in a mental asylum for many years over Smart's supposed religious "mania". Even after Smart's eventual release, a negative reputation continued to pursue him as he was known for incurring more debt than he could repay; this ultimately led to his confinement in debtors' prison until his death.

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Average rating: 4.02 · 161 ratings · 18 reviews · 82 distinct worksSimilar authors
Jubilate Agno

4.10 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1939 — 6 editions
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Selected Poems

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4.15 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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For I Will Consider My Cat ...

4.50 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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A Selection of Poetry

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My Cat Jeoffry: A Poem by C...

4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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The Religious Poetry Of Chr...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1972
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The Collected Poems

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A Song to David

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Works of Christopher Smart

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Hymns For The Amusement Of ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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More books by Christopher Smart…
“For in my nature I quested for beauty, but God, God hath sent me to sea for pearls.”
Christopher Smart
tags: beauty, god

“For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest.
For there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion.”
Christopher Smart, Jubilate Agno
tags: cat, cats

“For EARTH which is an intelligence hath a voice and a propensity to speak in all her parts.”
Christopher Smart

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