Standard Name: Pomfret, John
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|Textual Features||Sarah Dixon||
SD expresses personal emotion eloquently and social observation sardonically. The Wish follows sedately in the country-retirement tradition of John Pomfret , but To Miranda likens herself to Job, and adds a vivid image of shipwreck:...
|Textual Production||Mary Chandler||
It seems that in an earlier poem, The Wish (which belongs to a distinct sub-genre dating back to John Pomfret 's The Choice, 1700), MC had sounded so humble and placid that she attracted...
1 December 1699
John Pomfret published The Choice, a poem in praise of the good life; among many other poems sharing this title, or that of The Wish, Pomfret's became a long-lived favourite.