Christopher Smart Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156807385

Published: July 26th 2011

Paperback

48 pages


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Christopher Smart  by  Books LLC

Christopher Smart by Books LLC
July 26th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781156807385 | 9.76 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Opera libretto by Christopher Smart, Poetry by Christopher Smart, Christopher Smarts asylumMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Opera libretto by Christopher Smart, Poetry by Christopher Smart, Christopher Smarts asylum confinement, Jubilate Agno, Hymns for the Amusement of Children, The Hilliad, A Song to David, The Hop-Garden, Hannah, Abimelech, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, The Parables of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Smarts Fables.

Excerpt: 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. Smart was infamous for his role as Mrs. Mary Midnight and widespread accounts of his father-in-law, John Newbery, locking him away in a mental asylum for many years over Smarts supposed religious mania.

Even after Smarts eventual release, a negative reputation continued to pursue him as he was known for incurring more debt than he could pay off- this ultimately led to his confinement in debtors prison until his death. Smarts two most widely-known works are A Song to David and Jubilate Agno, both at least partly written during his confinement in asylum.

However, Jubilate Agno was not to be published until 1939 and A Song to David received mixed reviews until the 19th century. To his contemporaries, Smart was known mainly for his many contributions in the journals The Midwife and The Student, along with his famous Seaton Prize poems and his mock epic The Hilliad. Although he is primarily recognized as a religious poet, his poetry includes various other themes, such as his theories on nature and his promotion of English nationalism.

Christopher Smart was born in Shipbourne in Kent, England on the Fairlawne estate of William, Viscount Vane, younger son of Lord Barnar...



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