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  • My Cat Jeoffry

    In 1757, the poet Christopher Smart was confined, alone, in a lunatic asylum in London. He would remain there for six years with only one friend for company - his cat, Jeoffry. The poem that Smart wrote about Jeoffry (part of a larger piece called “Jubilate Agno”) is one of the loveliest ever written.

    Jack Shepherd 3 years ago 142 responses


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