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By: Stephen Hawes (-1523)

Book cover The Conuercyon of swerers (The Conversion of Swearers)

By: Stephen Langdon (1876-1937)

Book cover The Epic of Gilgamish A Fragment of the Gilgamish Legend in Old-Babylonian Cuneiform

By: Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943)

A Selection from Young Adventure, A Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benét A Selection from Young Adventure, A Book of Poems

Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer and novelist. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown’s Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, “The Devil and Daniel Webster” and “By the Waters of Babylon”. It was a line of Benét’s poetry that gave the title to Dee Brown’s famous history of the destruction of Native American tribes by the United States: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Book cover Music

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Music by Stephen Vincent Benét. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 30, 2022. ------ Stephen Vincent Benét was from a family with roots in Florida, which explains the Spanish name. He attended Yale starting in 1915 and that same year published his first book of poems, `Five Men and Pompey'. `Young Adventure' is considered his first mature book of poetry, and he went on to win two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1929 for `John Brown's Body' and in 1944 for `Western Star'. )

By: Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)

Book cover Verses

Susan Coolidge was the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, who is best known for her What Katy Did series. This is the first of three volumes of her verse.

Book cover Few More Verses

Susan Coolidge was the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, who is best known for her What Katy Did series. This is the second of three volumes of her verse.

Book cover Last Verses

Susan Coolidge was the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, who is best known for her What Katy Did series. This is the last of three volumes of her verse. - Summary by Rachel

Book cover Christmas

volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Christmas by Susan Coolidge. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 15, 2019. ------ Sarah Chauncey Woolsey was an American children's author who wrote under the pen name Susan Coolidge. Woolsey worked as a nurse during the American Civil War , after which she started to write. She is best known for her classic children's novel What Katy Did . The fictional Carr family was modeled after her own, with Katy Carr inspired by Woolsey herself. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover After-Glow

volunteers bring you 7 recordings of After-Glow by Susan Coolidge . This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 25, 2021. ------ Sarah Chauncey Woolsey was an American children's author who wrote under the pen name Susan Coolidge. Woolsey worked as a nurse during the American Civil War , after which she started to write. She is best known for her classic children's novel What Katy Did

By: Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)

Book cover Roughing It in the Bush

'Roughing It In the Bush' is Susanna Moodie's account of how she coped with the harshness of life in the woods of Upper Canada, as an Englishwoman homesteading abroad. Her narrative was constructed partly as a response to the glowing falsehoods European land-agents were circulating about life in the New World. Her chronicle is frank and humorous, and was a popular sensation at the time of its publication in 1852.

Book cover Pause

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Pause by Susanna Moodie. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 22, 2020. ------ Susanna Moodie was an English-born Canadian author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada, which was a British colony at the time. This poem is taken from ENTHUSIASM AND OTHER POEMS, By SUSANNA STRICKLAND, - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Canadian Song

volunteers bring you 26 recordings of A Canadian Song by Susanna Moodie.. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 25, 2020. ------ Susanna Moodie was an English-born Canadian author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada which was a British colony at the time. Here she celebrates the waterways of Canada. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: T. W. H. Crosland (1865-1924)

Book cover Little People: An Alphabet
Book cover To A Hotel Keeper

We have all had mysterious charges added on to our hotel bills. - Summary by David Lawrence

Book cover To The Next Christmas

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland was a British author, poet, journalist and friend of royalty. Thomas was a humanitarian who frequently wrote in his poems about the impoverished and sick and unemployed, especially caring about returned soldiers in the First World War. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: The Gawain Poet

Pearl by The Gawain Poet Pearl

Written in the 14th century by the Gawain poet, 'Pearl' is an elegiac poem reflecting on the death of a young daughter, pictured as a pearl lost in a garden. It is considered a masterpiece of Middle English verse, incorporating both the older tradition of alliterative poetry as well as rhyme, centered around the development of an intricately structured image. Sophie Jewett's translation from the Northern dialect of the original renders much of the poem's liveliness and beauty accessible to modern readers, whilst encouraging them to pursue their reading further, to read the original itself.This recording is dedicated to the memory of Pearl Jean Shearman, 1914-2012.

Book cover Pearl (Coulton translation)

A companion piece to From Jerusalem to Revelations in the catalogue . Pearl, believed to have been written by the author of the Pagano-Christian beheading tale, Gawain and the Green Knight, enters the vision of a grieving father at his daughter's graveside that carries him with us into the spirit world in which she finds her dwelling place now, a pure unspotted girl, her father's pride, now a Pearl of great price and her Saviour's bride. She chides him, much Beatrice does Dante in his Divine Comedy with the plain and incontrovertible fact that she now lives in the New Jerusalem in the rapture of eternal bliss, while he is wholly wrapped in his desire to be again with her...

Book cover Pearl (Weston translation)

Pearl is a structurally complex mediaeval poem that combines narrative, allegory, dream vision, elegy, affirmation of Christian faith and meditation on grief. This recording is of Jessie Laidlay Weston’s translation from the Middle English.

By: Theodore H. (Theodore Harding) Rand (1835-1900)

Book cover Song-waves

By: Theodore Harding Rand (1835-1900)

Book cover At Minas Basin and Other Poems

This is a volume by Canadian poet and educator Theodore H. Rand. The poems are short and varied, with beautiful expressions and reflecting many different emotions. - Summary by Carolin

By: Theodosia Garrison (1874-1944)

Book cover Dreamers

volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Dreamers by Theodosia Garrison. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 9, 2021. ------ Theodosia Garrison was a New Jersey poet and a friend of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, she attained a high level of popularity during her lifetime. - Summary by Carolin

By: Thomas Babington Macaulay

The Lays of Ancient Rome by Thomas Babington Macaulay The Lays of Ancient Rome

The Lays of Ancient Rome comprise four narrative poems comprised by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay: recalling popular episodes from Roman historical-legends that were strongly moral in tone: exemplifying Roman virtue against Latine perfidy.The four poems are:- Horatius - Horatius and two companions seek to hold back a large invading Etruscan force at the far end of a bridge over the Tiber River. The trio are willing to lay down their lives so as to prevent the Etruscans crossing and sacking the otherwise ill-defended Rome: it is a desperate gamble to buy enough time for the Romans to destroy the bridge in advance of the hostile army...

By: Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)

Book cover Wyndham Towers

By: Thomas Burke (1886-1945)

Book cover Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse

By: Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

Book cover Song—''When Love came first to Earth.''

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Song—'' When Love came first to Earth.'' by Thomas Campbell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 12, 2020. ------ Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet. He was a founder and the first President of the Clarence Club and a co-founder of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songs—"Ye Mariners of England", "The Soldier's Dream", "Hohenlinden" and in 1801, "The Battle of Mad and Strange Turkish Princes".

By: Thomas Carew (1595-1640)

Book cover Song: Eternity of Love Protested

Thomas Carew was one of the Cavalier poets, a group associated with the unfortunate King Charles I, who was a notable connoisseur of poetry. Other poets in this school included Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace. John Suckling and Ben Jonson. Carew’s verse generally eschews epic and grandiose subjects, and focuses on more intimate and profane matters. In the words of Edmund Gosse: “Carew's poems, at their best, are brilliant lyrics of the purely sensuous order.” - Summary by Algy Pug

By: Thomas Cooper (1805-1892)

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

By: Thomas Cowherd (1817-1907)

Book cover The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales in Verse Together with Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects

By: Thomas Crane (1843?-)

Book cover Abroad

By: Thomas Fleming Day (1861-1927)

Book cover Songs of Sea and Sail

Thomas Fleming Day was an American sailboat designer and sailboat racer. He was the founding editor of Rudder, a monthly magazine about boats, and himself the first to win the annual New York to Bermuda race. Not so well-known today is the fact that Day also occasionally penned a poem about his passion for the sea and sailing. Those poems are collected in this volume. - Summary by Carolin and Wikipedia

By: Thomas Frederick Young

Book cover Snow Storm

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of A Snow Storm by T.F. Young. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 6, 2019. ------ Pedantic critics may find fault with my modest productions, and perhaps justly, in regard to grammatical construction, and mechanical arrangement, but I shall be satisfied, if the public discern a vein of true poetry glittering here and there through what I have just written. The public are the final judges of compositions of this sort, and not the writer himself, or his personal friends...

By: Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

Book cover Select Poems of Thomas Gray

By: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Moments of Vision by Thomas Hardy Moments of Vision

Hardy claimed poetry as his first love, and published collections until his death in 1928. Although not as well received by his contemporaries as his novels, Hardy’s poetry has been applauded considerably in recent years. Most of his poems deal with themes of disappointment in love and life, and mankind’s long struggle against indifference to human suffering.

Book cover In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations

LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of "In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations" by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 30, 2013.Written during the First World War, this is a poem about love, war and their timelessness by one of the best Victorian novelists.

Book cover Wessex Poems

A collection of poetry by Thomas Hardy, some of which were previously published or adapted into his prose works.

Book cover Late Lyrics and Earlier
Book cover Time's Laughingstocks
Book cover At A Lunar Eclipse

volunteers bring you 25 recordings of At A Lunar Eclipse by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 27, 2019. ------ While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd , The Mayor of Casterbridge , Tess of the d'Urbervilles , and Jude the Obscure . During his lifetime, Hardy's poetry was acclaimed by younger poets who viewed him as a mentor. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover When I set out for Lyonnesse

volunteers bring you 12 recordings of When I set out for Lyonnesse by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 22, 2021. ------ This Weekly poem is from the collection Satires of Circumstance by Thomas Hardy . Lyonnesse was a mythical Kingdom mentioned in the Arthurian legends. - Summary by Alan Mapstone

Book cover Commonplace Day

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of A Commonplace Day by Thomas Hardy. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 27, 2022. ------ Thomas Hardy OM was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, including the poetry of William Wordsworth. He was highly critical of much in Victorian society, especially on the declining status of rural people in Britain, such as those from his native South West England.

By: Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839)

Book cover Oh! Where do the Fairies Hide Their Heads

Librivox volunteers bring you 12 readings of Oh! Where Do the Fairies Hide Their heads by Thomas Haynes Bayly. Oh! Where do the fairies hide their heads, When snow lies on the hills, When frost has spoiled their mossy beds, And crystallized their Rills? Beneath the moon they cannot trip In circles o’er the plain; And draughts of dew they cannot sip, Till green leaves come again.This was the weekly poetry project for February 15, 2015.

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.

Book cover Death-bed

Thomas Hood was an English poet, author, and humourist, best known for poems such as The Bridge of Sighs and The Song of the Shirt. Hood wrote regularly for The London Magazine, the Athenaeum, and Punch. He later published a magazine largely consisting of his own works. Hood, never robust, lapsed into invalidism by the age of 41 and died at the age of 45. William Michael Rossetti in 1903 called him "the finest English poet" between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson.

Book cover Parental Ode to My Son, Aged Three Years and Five Months

volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Parental Ode to My Son, Aged Three Years and Five Months by Thomas Hood. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 26, 2020.----- A father is trying to write a poem to his son, but the troublesome antics of the latter make the author put in interjections that entirely contradict the poetical picture he tries to paint of the child.

By: Thomas James Wise (1859-1937)

Book cover The Return of the Dead and Other Ballads
Book cover Queen Berngerd, The Bard and the Dreams and other ballads
Book cover Alf the Freebooter Little Danneved and Swayne Trost and other Ballads
Book cover Grimmer and Kamper The End of Sivard Snarenswayne and other ballads
Book cover King Diderik and the fight between the Lion and Dragon and other ballads
Book cover The Nightingale, the Valkyrie and Raven and other ballads
Book cover Brown William The Power of the Harp and Other Ballads
Book cover Little Engel a ballad with a series of epigrams from the Persian
Book cover Axel Thordson and Fair Valborg a ballad
Book cover The Expedition to Birting's Land and other ballads
Book cover Marsk Stig's Daughters and other Songs and Ballads
Book cover Hafbur and Signe a ballad
Book cover Niels Ebbesen and Germand Gladenswayne two ballads
Book cover Marsk Stig a ballad
Book cover Proud Signild and Other Ballads
Book cover Ermeline a ballad

By: Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)

Book cover To Mrs. De St Croix on Her Recovery

volunteers bring you 12 recordings of To Mrs. De St Croix on Her Recovery by Thomas Love Peacock. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 6, 2022. ----- Thomas Love Peacock was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. While best known for his satirical novels, he also published several volumes of poetry. The first stanza of this piece seems fitting for the middle of winter. May all who have recovered from an illness have someone feel this way about them.

By: Thomas Moore (1779-1852)

Book cover Meeting of the Waters

LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Meeting of the Waters by Thomas Moore. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 25, 2102.

Book cover Farewell -- But Whenever --

Librivox volunteers bring you seven readings of Farewell! – But Whenever – by Thomas Moore. This is the fortnightly poetry project for October 12, 2014.

Book cover Song of the Olden Time

From a relatively early age Moore showed an interest in music and other performing arts. He sometimes appeared in musical plays with his friends, such as The Poor Soldier by John O'Keeffe , and at one point had ambitions to become an actor. Moore attended several Dublin schools including Samuel Whyte's English Grammar School in Grafton Street where he learned the English accent with which he spoke for the rest of his life. In 1795 he graduated from Trinity College, which had recently allowed entry to Catholic students, in an effort to fulfill his mother's dream of him becoming a lawyer...

Book cover Poetry of Thomas Moore

The Dubliner, Thomas Moore, born in 1779 was a poet, composer, musician, and writer. He is most famous for the 10 volume work "Irish Melodies" published between 1807 and 1834 with Sir John Stevenson, which consists of 130 of his poems set to music, much of it based on old Irish airs. "The Last Rose of Summer" and "The Minstrel Boy" are two of the most well known. Many of these "Melodies" are included in this collection. He is perhaps most infamous for having burned, at the request of the Byron family, the manuscript of Byron's memoirs which Bryon had left to him for publication after his death...

Book cover Song of the Box

volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Song of the Box by Thomas Moore. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 13, 2020. ---- Thomas Moore's poking a bit of fun at George Grote, an English Liberal politician who advocated for elections by secret ballot. In honour of free, fair, and anonymous balloting, we present this for your enjoyment. - Summary by TriciaG

Book cover Remember Thee

volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Remember Thee by Thomas Moore. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 17, 2021. ------ Thomas Moore was an Irish writer, poet and lyricist celebrated for his Irish Melodies. Their setting of English-language verse to old Irish tunes marked the transition in popular Irish culture from Irish to English. Moore is often considered Ireland's national bard and is to Ireland what Robert Burns is to Scotland.

By: Thomas Morrison (1705-1778)

Book cover A Pindarick Ode on Painting Addressed to Joshua Reynolds, Esq.

By: Thomas Nash (1567-1601)

Book cover The Choise of Valentines Or the Merie Ballad of Nash His Dildo

By: Thomas O'Hagan (1855-1939)

Book cover In The Trenches

Dr. O'Hagan writes with a clear eye, a sane mind, and a sensitive heart. While agreeing in the main with Walter de la Mare, that "every book lives or perishes by virtue or default of its artistic sincerity," we feel disposed to add that the personality of the author has much to do with the popularity and life of his book. W. R. HARRIS. - AN APPRECIATION - The Collected Poems of Thomas O'Hagan McClelland & Stewart 1922

By: Thomas Osborne Davis (1814-1845)

Book cover Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry

By: Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872)

Book cover The Departing Soul's Address to the Body A Fragment of a Semi-Saxon Poem, Discovered Among the Archives of Worcester Cathedral

By: Thomas Runciman (1841-1909)

Book cover Songs, Sonnets & Miscellaneous Poems

By: Thomas S. (Thomas Samuel) Jones (1882-1932)

Book cover The Rose-Jar

By: Thomas S. Chard

Book cover Across the Sea and Other Poems.

By: Thomas Tod Stoddart (1810-1880)

Book cover The Death-Wake or Lunacy; a Necromaunt in Three Chimeras

By: Thomas Washington Talley

Book cover Negro Folk Rhymes Wise and Otherwise: With a Study

By: Thomas Woolner (1825-1892)

Book cover My Beautiful Lady. Nelly Dale

By: Titus Lucretius Carus (94? BC - 49? BC)

On the Nature of Things by Titus Lucretius Carus On the Nature of Things

Written in the first century b.C., On the Nature of Things (in Latin, "De Rerum Natura") is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Epicurean philosophy to the Roman audience. Among digressions about the importance of philosophy in men's life and praises of Epicurus, Lucretius created a solid treatise on the atomic theory, the falseness of religion and many kinds of natural phenomena. With no harm to his philosophical scope, the author composed a didactic poem of epic flavor, of which the imagery and style are highly praised.

By: Tom Kettle (1880-1916)

Book cover Poems & Parodies

Tom Kettle was an Irish economist, journalist, barrister, writer, poet, soldier and Home Rule politician. All these varied interests helped him compose beautiful and very witty poetry, until his death at the Western Front in World War I. This volume was published immediately after his death, and may give a good overview over the work and the many talents of this now almost forgotten writer. - Summary by Carolin

By: Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639)

Book cover Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti and Tommaso Campanella

Michael Angelo and Campanella represent widely sundered, though almost contemporaneous, moments in the evolution of the Italian genius. Michael Angelo was essentially an artist, living in the prime of the Renaissance. Campanella was a philosopher, born when the Counter-Reformation was doing all it could to blight the free thought of the sixteenth century; and when the modern spirit of exact enquiry, in a few philosophical martyrs, was opening a new stage for European science. The one devoted all his mental energies to the realisation of beauty: the other strove to ascertain truth...

By: Torquato Tasso (1544-1595)

Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso Jerusalem Delivered

The First Crusade provides the backdrop for a rich tapestry of political machinations, military conflicts, martial rivalries, and love stories, some of which are complicated by differences in religion. The supernatural plays a major role in the action. Partly on this account, and partly because of the multilayered, intertwined plots, the poem met with considerable contemporary criticism, so Tasso revised it radically and published the revision under a new name, La Gerusalemme Conquistata, or "Jerusalem Conquered," which has remained virtually unread, a warning to authors who pay attention to the critics...

By: Toru Dutt (1856-1877)

Book cover Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan

Toru Dutt was an Indian poet, writing in English. Born in 1856, she travelled to England and France, and being a polyglot became fluent in French and English, later in Sanskrit as well. Her works gained popularity and success posthumously. This collection of her poems, Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, was published by her father after her death in 1877. This collection is divided into 2 parts: the 1st part contains long poems about the ancient legends of her native land of India, which had been passed on to her orally in Sanskrit and which held much fascination for her, and also implied her desire to return to India...

By: Trumbull Stickney (1874-1904)

Book cover Song (Stickney version)

volunteers bring you 11 recordings of "Song" by Trumbull Stickney. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 31, 2022. ----- Mr. Stickney may have reached his highest fame in this century when the first verse of his poem 'Song' was plagiarized by a character in the 2006 film "The Good Shepherd." - Summary by KevinS

By: Unknown

Poems Every Child Should Know by Unknown Poems Every Child Should Know

A treasure trove of more than two hundred poems, this gem of an anthology compiled by Mary E Burt is indeed a most valuable set of poems to read or listen to. Published in 1904, Poems Every Child Should Know contains some well-loved verses like Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Lewis Carroll's delightful parody Father William, Felicia Hemans' deeply-moving Casablanca and other favorites. It also has lesser-known but equally beautiful pieces like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Arrow and The Song, Robert Browning's The Incident of the French Camp, Eugene Field's nonsense lyrics Wynken, Blynken and Nod and a host of other wonderful verses...

Beowulf by Unknown Beowulf

Beowulf is a long narrative poem composed in Old English some time in between the 8th and 11th century AD. The only surviving manuscript that contains the poem is preserved in the British Library and it too was badly damaged by fire in 1731. It is considered to be the oldest surviving work of poetry in English and one of the rare pieces of vernacular European literature that has survived since Medieval times. A prince arrives to rid a neighboring country of a terrible monster. He mortally wounds the horrendous creature and it retreats to die in its lair in the remote mountains...

Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection by Unknown Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection

This collection includes 40 different Christmas carols collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson, the creator of The Hymns and Carols of Christmas website, a public-domain collection of Christmas music containing over 2,600 hymns, carols and songs.

African-American Collection, July 2007 by Unknown African-American Collection, July 2007

This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson’s collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.

Cathay by Unknown Cathay

The Cathay poems appeared in a slim volume in 1915. They are, in effect, Ezra Pound’s English translations/ interpretations from notebooks written by the Japanese scholar Ernest Fenollosa. Pound, not knowing any Chinese or Japanese at all, promptly created a new and somewhat complex style of translation, as he had done with words from several other languages. The Cathay poems are primarily written by the Chinese poet Li Po, refered to throughout these translations as Rihaku, the Japanese form of his name...

Folk Ballad Collection by Unknown Folk Ballad Collection

First collection of sung and spoken folk ballads (13 in collection).

Wedding Poems by Unknown Wedding Poems

In honor of Kristin and Corey’s wedding (April 2006) we’ve recorded a selection of wedding-themed poems. Congratulations, you two!

Grandma Janice's Poems and Stories by Unknown Grandma Janice's Poems and Stories

The poems and stories in this collection were selected with the reader’s grandchildren in mind. “The Raggedy Man” and “Little Orphant Annie,” both by James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier Poet were favorites of the reader when she was a child on a farm in Indiana. Other favorites were picked up along the way as she read to her own daughter and to her students, while other gems were discovered while looking for poems and stories to include in this collection. It is hoped that this collection will bless the hearts of many children and parents alike as they listen together.

Eighteenth Century Poetry and Prose Collection by Unknown Eighteenth Century Poetry and Prose Collection

A collection of 48 prose and poetry selections written principally in the 18th Century. These works of world literature are written in the English language or are in English translation.

The Psalms and Odes of Solomon by Unknown The Psalms and Odes of Solomon

One of the Pseudepigrapha, the Psalms of Solomon is a group of eighteen psalms (religious songs or poems) that are not part of any scriptural canon (they are, however, found in copies of the Peshitta). The Psalms of Solomon were referenced in Early Christian writings, but lost to modern scholars until a Greek manuscript was rediscovered in the 17th century. Politically, the Psalms of Solomon are anti-Maccabee, and some psalms in the collection show a clear awareness of the Roman conquest of Jerusalem under Pompey in 63 BCE, metaphorically treating him as a dragon who had been sent by God to punish the Maccabees...

The Keepsake by Unknown The Keepsake

“The Keepsake, or, Poems and Pictures For Childhood and Youth”, is a collection of twenty pastoral poems published as one collection in London, 1818. The topics are moral encouragement for children, young and old alike.

Poetry Miscellany 01 by Unknown Poetry Miscellany 01

As we get older, many of us return to youthful memories of poems once significant to us. Outside their association with our youth, we may wonder what significance they have to us now. There were other poems we’ve met along the way as well: some held no appeal while others were forgotten. And there were others we never had the opportunity to meet.This selection hopes to go beyond the experience of meeting old friends and on top opening the door to new ones —poems that might relate more significantly to our current lives...

Poetry Miscellany 02 by Unknown Poetry Miscellany 02

As we get older, many of us return to youthful memories of poems once significant to us. Outside their association with our youth, we may wonder what significance they have to us now. There were other poems we’ve met along the way as well: some held no appeal while others were forgotten. And there were others we never had the opportunity to meet. This selection hopes to go beyond the experience of meeting old friends and on top opening the door to new ones — poems that might relate more significantly to our current lives...

A Selection of Australian Poetry and Prose by Unknown A Selection of Australian Poetry and Prose

A collection of Australian writing from the public domain.

Humour of the North by Unknown Humour of the North

Some day an enterprising editor may find time to glean from the whole field of Canadian literature a representative collection of wit and humour. . . . The present little collection obviously makes no such ambitious claim. It embraces, however, what are believed to be representative examples of the work of some of our better-known writers, many of which will no doubt be quite familiar to Canadian readers, but perhaps none the less welcome on that account.

Book cover The Odyssey

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