Christopher Smart

Kent, England
Christopher Smart
Kent, England
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Jubilate Agno (Excerpt)

Rating: 3.1
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.
For he is the servant of the Living God duly and daily serving him.
For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way.
For this is done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness.
For then he leaps up to catch the musk, which is the blessing of God upon his prayer.
For he rolls upon prank to work it in.
For having done duty and received blessing he begins to consider himself.
For this he performs in ten degrees.
For first he looks upon his forepaws to see if they are clean.
For secondly he kicks up behind to clear away there.
For thirdly he works it upon stretch with the forepaws extended.
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COMMENTS
Wes Vogler 29 February 2016
Curse the fools that have rated this gem down to a 6.1 TEN all the way. I shall preserve it for re-telling. And this from a person who prefers dogs,
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Coolguy23 George 29 September 2015
Truly epic!
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Douglas Scotney 11 December 2013
certainly one of the longest and cleverest
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Dylan Wheldon 24 September 2013
Is this the greatest of all cat poems? There's one by Cowper, too, about a cat and a goldfish.
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