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By: Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

Book cover Workhouse Clock

There were scarcely any events in the life of Thomas Hood. One condition there was of too potent determining importance—life-long ill health; and one circumstance of moment—a commercial failure, and consequent expatriation. Beyond this, little presents itself for record in the outward facts of this upright and beneficial career, bright with genius and coruscating with wit, dark with the lengthening and deepening shadow of death.

By: Henry John Newbolt (1862-1938)

Book cover Poems: New and Old

By: George Colman (1762-1836)

Book cover Broad Grins Comprising, With New Additional Tales in Verse, Those Formerly Publish'd Under the Title "My Night-Gown and Slippers."

By: William Barksted (fl. 1611)

Book cover Seven Minor Epics of the English Renaissance (1596-1624)

By: Richard Morris (1833-1894)

Book cover Early English Alliterative Poems in the West-Midland Dialect of the Fourteenth Century

By: Jessie Duncan [Translator] Westbrook

Book cover Hindustani Lyrics

By: Laurence Hope (1865-1904)

Book cover Hira-Singh's Farewell to Burmah

Adela Florence Nicolson was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope. She was born in England and joined her father in 1881, who was employed in the British Army at Lahore (The traditional capital of Punjab for a millennium, Lahore was the cultural centre of the northern Indian subcontinent which extends from the eastern banks of the Indus River to New Delhi.) Her father was editor of the Lahore arm of The Civil and Military Gazette, and it was he who in all probability gave Rudyard Kipling (a contemporary of his daughter) his first employment as a journalist...

By: Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (1595-1640)

Book cover The Odes of Casimire, Translated by G. Hils

By: Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)

Book cover Amours De Voyage

By: Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868)

Book cover Nala and Damayanti and Other Poems

By: John Lydgate (1370?-1451?)

Book cover The Temple of Glass

By: Thomas Burke (1886-1945)

Book cover Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse

By: Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)

Book cover Three Rulers

Adelaide Anne Procter was an English poet and philanthropist. She worked prominently on behalf of unemployed women and the homeless, and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. She became unhealthy, possibly due to her charity work, and died of tuberculosis at the age of 38. Procter's literary career began when she was a teenager; her poems were primarily published in Charles Dickens's periodicals Household Words and All the Year Round and later published in book form. Her charity work and her conversion to Roman Catholicism appear to have strongly influenced her poetry, which deals most commonly with such subjects as homelessness, poverty, and fallen women...

Book cover Legends and Lyrics Part 2

By: Olive Tilford Dargan (1869-1968)

Book cover Path Flower and Other Verses

By: Samuel Daniel (1562-1619)

Book cover Elizabethan Sonnet-Cycles Delia - Diana

By: Léonce Rabillon (1814-1886)

Book cover La Chanson de Roland : Translated from the Seventh Edition of Léon Gautier

By: Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870)

Book cover Song of Autumn

Adam Lindsay Gordon was an Australian poet, jockey and politician.

By: Charles Moreton

Book cover The Maid and the Magpie An Interesting Tale Founded on Facts

By: Edward Dyson (1865-1931)

Book cover 'Hello, Soldier!' Khaki Verse

By: William J. Lampton (1851-1917)

Book cover Flag and the Faithful

LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Flag and the Faithful by William J. Lampton. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 20, 2013.William J. Lampton was the second cousin of Jane Clemens (the youngest of the three daughters of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain.)He launched his jounalist carreer in 1877 by starting the Ashland (Kentucky) Weekly Review, with his father’s money. Lampton wrote several book, as well as humorous poems he called 'yawps'. These were printed in the New York Sun and published in Yawps and Other Things ca. 1900.

By: J. L. B.

Book cover The Butterfly's Funeral A Sequel to the Butterfly's Ball and Grasshopper's Feast

By: DuBose Heyward (1885-1940)

Carolina Chansons: Legends of the Low Country by DuBose Heyward Carolina Chansons: Legends of the Low Country

This is a collection of poems about Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. DuBose Heyward was a Charleston native best known for his novel Porgy, which was the basis for the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess. Hervey Allen, who later wrote Anthony Adverse, met Heyward after moving to Charleston to teach. Together they founded the Poetry Society of South Carolina, which is still active today.

By: Johan Olof Wallin (1779-1839)

Book cover The Angel of Death

By: Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820)

Book cover Culprit Fay and Other Poems

A collection, The Culprit Fay and Other Poems, was published posthumously by his daughter in 1835. His best-known poems are the long title-poem of that collection and the patriotic "The American Flag" which was set as a cantata for two soloists, choir and orchestra by the Czech composer Antonin Dvořák in 1892-93, as his Op. 102. In the early part of the 19th Century both Drake and his friend Halleck were widely hailed by Americans as among the leading literary personalities and talents produced by this country...

By: Unknown

Book cover Fall of the Nibelungs

"The Fall of the Nibelungs" is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied", a poetic saga of uncertain authorship written about the year 1200. The story is believed by many to be based on the destruction of the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe, in 436 by mercenary Huns recruited for the task by the Roman general Flavius Aëtius. The introduction to the 1908 edition summarizes the story, "And so 'the discord of two women,' to quote Carlyle, 'is as a little...

By: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Book cover Raven and Other Poems

"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping — rapping at my chamber door. "Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this and nothing more."". Those sonorous and somber words of Edgar Allan Poe that begin The Raven are part of most everyone's fond educational memories. Beautiful and haunting to hear and even more fun to read aloud...

By: Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941)

Book cover In the Great Steep's Garden
Book cover Under the Tree

By: William Barnes (1801-1886)

Book cover Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect

By: Mary Tourtel (1874-1948)

Book cover A Horse Book

By: Cordenio A. Severance (1863?-1925)

Book cover Indian Legends of Minnesota

By: Bertram Stevens (1872-1922)

Book cover An Anthology of Australian Verse

By: Giles Fletcher (1549?-1611)

Book cover Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Phillis - Licia

By: Ethel Allen Murphy

Book cover The Angel of Thought and Other Poems Impressions from Old Masters

By: Thomas Cooper (1805-1892)

Book cover The Baron's Yule Feast: A Christmas Rhyme

By: Thomas Osborne Davis (1814-1845)

Book cover Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry

By: Edward Doyle (1854-)

Book cover Freedom, Truth and Beauty Sonnets

By: William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850)

Book cover The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles Vol. 2

By: John Keble (1792-1866)

Book cover The Christian Year

By: William Johnson Cory (1823-1892)

Book cover Ionica

By: Nancy Byrd Turner (1880-)

Book cover Zodiac Town The Rhymes of Amos and Ann

By: Ada Langworthy Collier (1843-)

Book cover Lilith The Legend of the First Woman

By: Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon (1829-1879)

Book cover Afternoon in July

LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of An Afternoon in July by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 7, 2013.Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon, born Rosanna Eleanor Mullins, was a Canadian writer and poet. She was "one of the first English-Canadian writers to depict French Canada in a way that earned the praise of, and resulted in her novels being read by, both anglophone and francophone Canadians."Leprohon's novels were popular in both English and French Canada in the late 19th-century, and were still being reprinted in French in the mid-1920s...

By: Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)

Book cover The Lucasta Poems

By: Ebenezer Cooke (1667?-1732?)

Book cover The Sot-weed Factor: or, A Voyage to Maryland. A Satyr.In which is Describ'd The Laws, Government, Courts and Constitutions of the Country

By: Lenore Elizabeth Mulets (1873-?)

Book cover Stories of Birds

This volume contains stories, poems, myths, and facts about lots of different birds, intended for teaching children. It is divided into nine parts, each covering a different type of bird.

By: Galloway Kyle (1871-)

Book cover A Cluster of Grapes A Book of Twentieth Century Poetry

By: James Mudge (1844-1918)

Book cover Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul

By: William Collins (1721-1759)

Book cover The Poetical Works of William Collins With a Memoir

By: Hilda Conkling (1910-1986)

Book cover Poems By a Little Girl

By: Lawrence Mason (1882-1939)

Book cover Genesis A Translated from the Old English

By: Thomas Woolner (1825-1892)

Book cover My Beautiful Lady. Nelly Dale

By: Alfred Gurney (1845-1898)

Book cover A Christmas Faggot

By: L. H. (Lydia Howard) Sigourney (1791-1865)

Book cover The Man of Uz, and Other Poems

By: Lola Ridge (1883-1941)

Book cover Sun-Up and Other Poems

By: George Augustus Baker (1849-1906)

Book cover Point Lace and Diamonds

By: Effie Afton (1829-1887)

Book cover Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

By: Anna Seward (1742-1809)

Book cover Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace

By: Margaret E. (Margaret Elizabeth) Sangster (1894-1981)

Book cover Cross Roads

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