Computer-mining poetry from the New York Times's obituary headlines

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Also Christopher Smart, who wrote a long and famousish poem, “Jubilate Agno” (“Rejoice in the lamb”) listing the attributes of his cat Geoffrey:

For by stroking of him I have found out electricity.
For I perceived God’s light about him both wax and fire.
For the Electrical fire is the spiritual substance, which God sends from heaven to sustain the bodies both of man and beast.
For God has blessed him in the variety of his movements.
For, tho he cannot fly, he is an excellent clamberer.
For his motions upon the face of the earth are more than any other quadruped.
For he can tread to all the measures upon the music.
For he can swim for life.
For he can creep.

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