Christopher Smart (11 April 1722 – 21 May 1771), 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.
Read more about Christopher Smart.
Some articles on christopher smart:
... with her daughter-in-law, which forced Christopher and Elizabeth to move back to Fairlawne ... In 1712, Christopher hired John Proud, the steward of Raby Castle, to engage 200 workmen to strip the castle ... were sold for what they would fetch" In response, Gilbert sued Christopher for the damages to the castle in the case Vane vs ...
... During this time, Johnson witnessed Christopher Smart's decline into "penury and the madhouse", and feared that he might share the same fate ... In joking about Christopher Smart's madness, his writing for the Universal Visiter, and his own contributions, Johnson claimed "for poor Smart, while he ... Universal Visiter as an "act of charity" to the ailing Smart ...
... Many contemporary critics of Christopher Smart attacked various aspects of A Song to David upon its publication ... as ever." Not every response was negative, and Christopher received much support within the London poet community ... William Kenrick, Christopher’s former rival, praised the poem in a poem of his own printed May 25, 1763 ...
... Smart, throughout his career, published many known works ... Although his works are far too many to list, a few of his most famous and important publications during his life include A Song to David Poems on Several Occasions (including the Hop-Garden) The Hilliad The Hop-Garden Hymns and Spiritual Songs Hymns for the Amusement of Children The Oratorios Hannah and Abimelech The Parables of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ A Poetical Translation of the Fables of Phaedrus The "Seatonian Prize" poems A Translation of the Psalms of David The Works of Horace Prose and Verse However, one of his most famous poems, Jubilate Agno, was not published until 1939, by William Force Stead ...
Famous quotes containing the words christopher smart, smart and/or christopher:
“Nows the time for mirth and play,
Saturdays an holiday;
Praise to heaven unceasing yield,
Ive found a larks nest in the field.”
—Christopher Smart (17221771)
“Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world we are seated on nothing but our own arse.”
—Wendell Mayes, U.S. screenwriter. Otto Preminger. CINCPAC II (Henry Fonda)
“Yet, when the walls of flesh grow weak,
In such an hour it may well be,
Through mist and darkness, light will break,
And each anointed sense will see.”
—Ernest Christopher Dowson (18671900)