SMART, CHRISTOPHER

SMART, CHRISTOPHER
   English poet, born in Kent; was a Fellow of Cambridge and a friend of Johnson's; author of the "Song to David," now famous, much overrated, think some; he was subject to insanity, and it was written during lucid intervals; he was the author of a prose translation of Horace (1722-1771).

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  • Smart, Christopher — (1722 1771)    Born in Kent, and educated at Durham, northeast England, he graduated M.A. from Pembroke Hall (now Pembroke College), Cambridge, in 1747 and was elected a fellow in 1745. In 1750 his poem Hymn to the Supreme Being won the Seatonian …   British and Irish poets

  • Smart, Christopher — ▪ English poet born April 11, 1722, Shipbourne, Kent, Eng. died May 21, 1771, London  English religious poet, best known for A Song to David (1763), in praise of the author of the Psalms, notable for flashes of childlike penetration and vivid… …   Universalium

  • Smart, Christopher — (1722 1771)    Poet, s. of the steward to Lord Vane, was b. at Shipbourne, Kent, and by the bounty of the Duchess of Cleveland sent to Camb. Here his ill balanced mind showed itself in wild folly. Leaving the Univ. he came to London and… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Christopher Smart — Born 11 April 1722(1722 04 11) Shipbourne, England Died 21 May 1771(1771 05 21) (age …   Wikipedia

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  • Christopher Smart's asylum confinement — Christopher Smart The English poet Christopher Smart (1722–1771) was confined to mental asylums from May 1757 until January 1763. Smart was admitted into St Luke s Hospital for Lunatics …   Wikipedia

  • Christopher Smart's alleged madness — It was alleged by many who knew Christopher Smart that he was mad during the mid 1750s. On 6 May 1757, he was admitted into St Luke s Hospital for Lunatics, Bethnal Green, London, by his father in law, John Newbery. Although many felt that Smart… …   Wikipedia

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