Researching Christopher Smart tonight, I discovered he had written a piece called 'Idleness', which William Boyce set to music. Boyce created marvellous music despite being deaf - a fact few of his contemporaries guessed. I couldn't find 'Idleness' online, but here is Trevor Pinnock conducting The English Concert in Boyce's Symphony No. 5 in D Major. A stimulating way to open the morning. How full of hope this music sounds!