John Pomfret

Standard Name: Pomfret, John


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Anthologization Anne Finch
In addition to its inclusion in Gildon 's collection and in her own 1713 volume of verse, The Spleen appeared in print several more times throughout AF 's lifetime: in October 1701, in A Collection...
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...

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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.


Pomfret, John. “China loses battles in its ’war’ on births”. Guardian Weekly, p. 29.