Christopher Smart

1722 - 1771

A Quote by Christopher Smart on losing and vengeance

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.

Christopher Smart (1722 - 1771)

Source: The Trip to Cambridge (on "Campbell's Specimens of the British Poets," vol. vi. p. 185).

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A Quote by Christopher Smart on achievement, deed, and determination

And now the matchless deed's achieved, Determined, Dared, and Done.

Christopher Smart (1722 - 1771)

Source: The Trip to Cambridge (on "Campbell's Specimens of the British Poets," vol. vi. p. 185).

Contributed by: Zaady

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