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Old 04-20-2006, 02:20 PM   #5469
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That just gives me an excuse to print the full extract from Christopher Smart's Jubilate Agno, as set to music in Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb:

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 he knows that God is his saviour.
For God has bless'd him in the variety of his movements.
For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest.
For I am possessed of a cat, surpassing in beauty,
From whom I take occasion to bless Almighty God.
The interesting thing about Smart's verses is how much sense they make despite the fact that he wrote them while institutionalised in a mental asylum. Truly a blurring between the boundaries of insanity and genius?
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