Christopher Smart

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Christopher Smart
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Born(1722-04-11)April 11, 1722
Shipbourne, England
DiedMay 21, 1771(1771-05-21) (aged 49)
King's Bench Prison, London
Pen nameMrs Mary Midnight, Ebenezer Pentweazle
OccupationActor, Editor, Playwright, Poet, Translator
Literary movementThe Augustans
SpouseAnna Maria Carnan
ChildrenMargaret, Mary Anne, Elizabeth LeNoir

Christopher Smart (April 11, 1722 – May 21, 1771) was a famous poet. He worked for his father-in-law John Newbery. He was locked away in a mental asylum for many years. In there, he wrote famous poems. They are A Song to David and Jubilate Agno. Jubilate Agno was not published until 1939.

Sometimes he was called "Kit" or "Kitty" by his friends. He was friends with Samuel Johnson and Henry Fielding. He went to college at the University of Cambridge. After college, he wrote for newspapers and acted.

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