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He publiJohn Pomfretd a number of poems and was regarded as significant enough in his time to be included by Samuel Johnson in his Lives of the Poets. John Pomfret was the son of Thomas Pomfret vicar of Luton and went to school in Bedford. Although Pomfret was married 'The Choice' suggests the ideal life to be that of a bachelor who can spend his days among the classics in his library and drinking (moderately) with two 'brave gen'rous and witty' friends.
Unfortunately for Pomfret this last sentiment led indirectly to his death at the young age of 35. For the journalist see John Pomfret (journalist)
John Pomfret (1667–1702) was an English poet and clergyman. After graduating from Queens' College Cambridge he was appointed rector of Maulden in Bedfordshire in 1695.