Top 13 Quotes & Sayings by Christopher Smart

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Christopher Smart

Christopher Smart 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.

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Too hard for any frog's digestion,To have his froghood call'd in question!
And now the matchless deed's achieved, Determined, Dared, and Done.
Glorious the song, when God's the theme. — © Christopher Smart
Glorious the song, when God's the theme.
For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
For every house is incomplete without him, and a blessing is lacking in the spirit.
Thomas Gray walks as if he had fouled his small- clothes and looks as if he smelt it.
Sweet the young muse with love intense, Which smiles o'er sleeping innocence.
For the flowers are great blessings. For the Lord made a Nosegay in the meadow with his disciples and preached upon the lily. For the flowers have great virtues for all senses. For the flower glorifies God and the root parries the adversary. For the flowers have their angels even the words of God's creation. For there is a language of flowers. For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
There is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest, for there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion.
Thus when a barber and a collier fight, The barber beats the luckless collier-white; The dusty collier heaves his ponderous sack, And big with vengeance beats the barber-black. In comes the brick-dust man, with grime o'erspread, And beats the collier and the barber-red: Black, red, and white in various clouds are tost, And in the dust they raise the combatants are lost.
Awake before the sun is risen, I call for my pen and papers and desk.
For in my nature I quested for beauty, but God, God hath sent me to sea for pearls.
For I bless God in the libraries of the learned and for all the booksellers in the world.
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