LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Epistle to Mrs. Tyler by Christopher Smart. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 25, 2012.
Christopher Smart (11 April 1722 – 21 May 1771), also known as “Kit Smart”, “Kitty Smart”, and “Jack Smart”, was an English poet. He was a major contributor to two popular magazines and a friend to influential cultural icons like Samuel Johnson and Henry Fielding. Smart, a high church Anglican, was widely known throughout London. Although he is primarily recognized as a religious poet, his poetry includes various other themes, such as his theories on nature and his promotion of English nationalism. (Summary from Wikipedia)