Who is Christopher Smart

Christopher Smart (11 April 1722 – 21 May 1771) was an English poet. He was a major contributor to two popular magazines, The Midwife and The Student, 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 for 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.

His two most widely known works are A Song to ...
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  • Jubilate Agno: Fragment B, Part 2
    LET PETER rejoice with the MOON FISH who keeps up the life in the waters by night.

    Let Andrew rejoice with the Whale, who is array'd in beauteous blue and is a combination of bulk and activity.
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  • Jubilate Agno: Fragment B, Part 3
    For a Man is to be looked upon in that which he excells as on a prospect.

    For there be twelve cardinal virtues -- three to the East -- Greatness, Valour, Piety.
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  • Jubilate Agno: Fragment B, Part 1
    Let Elizur rejoice with the Partridge, who is a prisoner of state and is proud of his keepers.

    Let Shedeur rejoice with Pyrausta, who dwelleth in a medium of fire, which God hath adapted for him.
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  • Jubilate Agno: Fragment A
    Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues; give the glory to the Lord, and the Lamb.

    Nations, and languages, and every Creature, in which is the breath of Life.
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  • Where's The Poker?
    The poker lost, poor Susan storm'd,
    And all the rites of rage perform'd;
    As scolding, crying, swearing, sweating,
    Abusing, fidgetting, and fretting. ...
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God 14 Good 14 Life 13 I Love You 11 Great 11 Love 11 Poor 10 Night 9 Earth 9 Sun 9


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Myfunnyup: if they were smart, having robin in this series (at least one version but while bat family would be fye when winning the city back) would set it apart from christopher nolan’s trilogy.
Naturalcalendar: so to finish the thread, let's have a poem about the loathing that cockroaches inspire - turned on its head. here's the extraordinary 'mama cockroach - i love you' by fiona benson (channelling christopher smart's jubilate agno i think).
Awesome_boardin: christopher and alex looking very smart for the prefects’ dinner this evening.
Iang_fc: smart derivatives contracts: the isda master agreement and the automation of payments and deliveries christopher d. clack, ciaran mcgonagle
Scriptbuck: i just feel bad for him, you know? eddie, i mean. not christopher. christopher's great. he's smart, adorable, funny, in a kid way. he just needs a little extra help.
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