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

Book cover Indian Legends of Minnesota

By: Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (1823-1896)

Book cover Angel in the House
Book cover Victories of Love
Book cover The Children's Garland from the Best Poets

By: Coventry Patmore (1823-1896)

Book cover Revelation

Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage.

By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Ballad of Another Ophelia by D. H. Lawrence Ballad of Another Ophelia

LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of the haunting Ballad of Another Ophelia by D. H. Lawrence. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 24, 2013.

Book cover Look! We Have Come Through!
Book cover New Poems
Book cover Bay A Book of Poems
Book cover Love Poems and Others

This is a collection of poems by DH Lawrence. Most of the poems concern love and neighboring emotions, but some poems also concern other themes. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Morning Work

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Morning Work by D. H. Lawrence. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 15, 2021. ------ This Weekly poem is taken from Love Poems and Others by D. H. Lawrence

By: Damon Runyon (1880-1946)

Book cover Last of the Hackdrivers

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Last of the Hackdrivers by Damon Runyon. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 15, 2020. ------ Alfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and short-story writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. Runyon's fictional world is also known to the general public through the musical Guys and Dolls based on a few of his stories. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Daniel Bussier Shumway (1868-)

Book cover The Nibelungenlied

By: Danske Dandridge (1854-1914)

Book cover Rose Brake

Danske Dandridge was a Danish-born American poet, who is considered one of the major poets from West Virginia. In this volume, 36 of her poems are collected. The poems often read a lot like small fairy tales, and speak of nature, spirits, and emotions. - Summary by Carolin

By: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature...

Book cover New Life (La vita nuova)

One of Dante's earliest works, La vita nuova or La vita nova (The New Life) is in a prosimetrum style, a combination of prose and verse, and tells the story of his youthful love for Beatrice. The prose creates the illusion of narrative continuity between the poems; it is Dante's way of reconstructing himself and his art in terms of his evolving sense of the limitations of courtly love (the system of ritualized love and art that Dante and his poet-friends inherited from the Provençal poets, the Sicilian poets of the court of Frederick II, and the Tuscan poets before them)...

By: Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

Book cover The House of Life

By: David Lester Richardson (1801-1865)

Book cover Flowers and Flower-Gardens With an Appendix of Practical Instructions and Useful Information Respecting the Anglo-Indian Flower-Garden

By: David Morton (1886-1957)

Book cover Ships in Harbour

By: David Rorie (1867-1946)

Book cover The Auld Doctor and other Poems and Songs in Scots

By: Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis (-2nd Cent.)

Book cover Satires

Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD. The details of the author's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD fix his terminus post quem (earliest date of composition). The Satires are a collection of satirical poems by Juvenal written in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD. Juvenal is credited with sixteen known poems divided among five books; all are in the Roman genre of satire, which, at its most basic in the time of the author, comprised a wide-ranging discussion of society and social mores in dactylic hexameter...

By: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887)

Book cover October

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of October by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 6, 2019. ------ Dinah Maria Craik was an English novelist and poet. She is best remembered for her novel John Halifax, Gentleman, which presents the ideals of English middle-class life. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Book cover Dreams and Dust

By: Donald Evans (1884-1921)

Book cover Sonnets from the Patagonian: The Street of Little Hotels

Sonnets from The Patagonian is a collection of sonnets and the first work published by the short-lived Claire Marie press. Each sonnet is a portrait of someone Evans knows from the Modernist scene just beginning to coalesce in Greenwich Village, and each portrait is dedicated to a completely different acquaintance. What emerges is a clever, irreverent, set of early Modernist in-jokes that look forward to the Dadaist and Surrealist movements that would form in Europe after World War I. Giddy, bizarre and deftly constructed, Sonnets from the Patagonian read like nothing else of its time...

By: Dorothy Frances McCrae (1879-1937)

Book cover Treasure

volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Treasure, by Dorothy Frances McCrae. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 24, 2022. ----- Dorothy Frances McCrae was an Australian poet. - Summary by TriciaG

Book cover September

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of September by Dorothy Frances McCrea. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 5, 2021. ------ Dorothy Frances McCrae was an Australian poetess born in 1879 in Melbourne Australia. - Summary by David Lawrence

By: Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

Book cover Recurrence

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Recurrence by Dorothy Parker. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 16, 2022. ----- Dorothy Parker was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist based in New York. She was best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. This poem is taken from her book "Enough Rope" , freshly out of US copyright. - Summary by TriciaG

Book cover Men I'm Not Married To

A saucy little poem commenting upon all men that Ms. Parker didn't marry, perhaps implying that upon marrying, the husband becomes far more special than all the other men in the world. It's sort of the same theme embodied in Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince, who was saddened to discover that his rose was like any other rose, except when he further realized that his rose depended upon him alone for her care, and was the only rose that belonged to him. ~ Summary by Michele Fry

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: Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947)

Book cover Lundy's Lane and Other Poems
Book cover End Of The Day

volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The End Of The Day by Duncan Campbell Scott. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 23, 2020. ------ Duncan Campbell Scott CMG FRSC was a Canadian bureaucrat, poet and prose writer. With Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Archibald Lampman, he is classed as one of Canada's Confederation Poets. - Summary by Wikipedia

By: E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913)

Book cover Christmastide

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Christmastide by E. Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 15, 2019. ------ Emily Pauline Johnson commonly known as E. Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Lifting Of The Mist

volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Lifting Of The Mist by E. Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 28, 2019. ------ Her education was neither extensive nor elaborate, and embraced neither High School nor College. ... she acquired a wide general knowledge, having been, through childhood and early girlhood, a great reader, especially of poetry. Before she was twelve years old she had read every line of Scott's poems, every line of Longfellow, much of Byron, Shakespeare, and such books as Addison's "Spectator," Foster's Essays and Owen Meredith.

By: E. Phillips

Book cover Sweets for Leisure Hours Amusing Tales for Little Readers

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: Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959)

Book cover All That Matters

A collection of poems about life. Written in an easy and interesting style this book includes poems about many parts of family life, motherhood, babies, dads, and youth. None of them long, they focus the listener on the blessings of life.

Book cover A Heap O' Livin'
Book cover Just Folks
Book cover Over Here
Book cover Keep Going

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Keep Going, by Edgar A. Guest. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 24, 2022. ----- This poem is often wrongly attributed to John Greenleaf Whittier, but the source we're using is a scan of a 1921 newspaper with Guest attributed as the author. The line, "Success is failure turned inside out," is taken from this poem. - Summary by TriciaG

Book cover Man to Be

volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Man to Be by Edgar A. Guest. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 14, 2020. ------ A tribute to Fathers contemplating the future of their children. - Summary by David Lawrence

Book cover Rhymes of Childhood

Not nursery rhymes, but poems about different scenes of childhood. Poems about Grandpa, Grandma, story time, castor oil, “Wait till your pa comes home!”, and many more. These are sure to evoke nostalgia, lots of smiles, and maybe a couple sighs or tears. - Summary by TriciaG

By: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe The Raven

When a modern film script draws inspiration from a poem written more than a century ago, readers can judge its impact on our collective imagination. Such is the resonance of the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. First published in 1845, "The Raven" is a masterpiece of atmosphere, rhythmic quality and use of language. Constructed in narrative form, it tells the story of a young man who is mourning the loss of his beloved. One December night as he wearily sits up browsing through a classical volume, a mysterious tapping against his window disturbs him...

Edgar Allan Poe Poems by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe Poems

Best known for his scary tales, mystery and detective stories and imaginative fantasy stories, Edgar Allan Poe was also a gifted poet. He wrote more than 70 poems and almost all of them have been widely appreciated by readers and critics alike. This collection contains some of his most famous ones, including the immortal Raven, which combines a sense of doom and nameless despair. With its ringing, alliterative and repetitive lines and strange, supernatural atmosphere, it remains one of Poe's best known and most quoted poems...

Book cover Collection of Edgar Allan Poe
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...

Book cover Conqueror Worm

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Lake

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career...

Book cover Miscellaneous Poe: Poems and Short Stories

Come and hear some of the wonderful, magical, fantastic and macabre works of the inestimable Edgar Allan Poe. This collection contains the world famous poems Annabel Lee, The Bells, Eldorado and The Raven. Also included is his masterful short story, the horror classic The Tell-Tale Heart. Poe's vocabulary and ability to rhyme and 'turn a phrase' have made him one of the most celebrated and well regarded writers of all time!

Book cover Bells and Other Poems

This is a collection of the most famous poems by Edgar Allan Poe. It includes all of his most famous poems, such as the Bells and Annabel Lee, but also some minor and less well-known poems. Readers may wish to refer to the online text for 28 beautiful colour illustrations by Edmund Dulac. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover To the River

volunteers bring you 26 recordings of To the River by Edgar Allan Poe. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 13, 2019. ------ This Weekly Poem is taken from the Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)

Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology

Two hundred and twelve residents of a small town tell their stories without fear of recrimination or ridicule. The only difference is that they're all dead! The two hundred and forty-four poems that form the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters is really a series of epitaphs about the citizens of a fictional town called Spoon River and deals with the “plain and simple annals” of small town America. Edgar Lee Masters grew up in a small town in Illinois. His father's financial problems forced the young Masters to abandon ideas of college and take up a job instead...

By: Edith M. Thomas (1854-1925)

Book cover ''Frost To-Night''

Edith Matilda Thomas was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city." This poem taken from the The Little Book of Modern Verse. 1917.; Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover What The Pine Trees Said

Edith Matilda Thomas was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city.

By: Edith Nesbit (1858-1924)

All Round the Year by Edith Nesbit All Round the Year

A light and whimsical collection of poems by the celebrated children’s author E Nesbit, in collaboration with Saretta Nesbit.

Many Voices (selection from) by Edith Nesbit Many Voices (selection from)

E. Nesbit (Edith Bland) was a prodigious 19th century children’s writer who produced over 60 books of fiction for children. This book of poems has many elements which would appeal to children but there’s also some exploration of her feelings of love, lust and longing which your average 10 year old would find downright yucky. There are also moments of joy, moments of sugary sweetness and moments of sharp insight in this collection which contains views from many angles. Recurring themes of love, death, gardens and fairies give us a fine insight into the lively imagination of E. Nesbit. Summary by Jim Mowatt.

Book cover Rainbow and the Rose

A collection of poetry in the whimsical style of Edith Nesbit, author of "The Five Children and It" and "The Railway Children". These poems are primarily for adults, although a few are written for her daughters. The majority are philosophical reflections on Edith Nesbit's life as a wife and mother, and theological reflections on Christianity and faith, the nature of the world, life and death.

By: Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

Book cover Artemis to Actaeon, and Other Verses

By: Edmund Goldsmid

Book cover Quaint Gleanings from Ancient Poetry

By: Edmund Gosse (1849-1928)

Book cover Victorian Songs Lyrics of the Affections and Nature
Book cover Some Diversions of a Man of Letters
Book cover Train of Life

LibriVox volunteers bring you nine readings of The Train of Life by Edmund Gosse. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 28th, 2014.

By: Edmund Spenser (c.1552-1599)

The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser The Faerie Queene

“The First Book of the Faerie Queene Contayning The Legende of the Knight of Red Crosse or Holinesse”. The Faerie Queene was never completed, but it continues to be one of the most beautiful and important works of literature ever written. Spenser wrote it as a paean to the Virgin Queen Elizabeth, and to the golden age which she had brought to England. Sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh and commended by the foremost literary minds of his day, Spenser’s book remains one of the crowning poetic achievements of the Elizabethan period.

Book cover Amoretti: A sonnet sequence

The Amoretti (meaning little love poems) is a sequence of 89 sonnets written in the tradition of the Petrarchan sonnets, a popular form for poets of the Renaissance period. Spenser’s sequence has been largely neglected in modern times, while those of his contemporaries William Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney have been acclaimed. However, because of the artistic skill, along with the emotion and the humor exhibited, these poems deserve a broader hearing, even though they may be somewhat difficult for the present-day reader, partly through Spenser’s love for words and expressions that were already archaic in his time...

By: Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

A Few Figs from Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay A Few Figs from Thistles

A collection of 23 poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Renascence and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay Renascence and Other Poems

The following is a recording of the first volume of poetry published by Edna St. Vincent Millay. When the author had graduated from high school, she couldn’t afford to go to college. In the summer of 1912, Vincent’s sister, Norma, found work as a waitress at a hotel near where they lived. One night, Norma insisted that Vincent attend a masquerade ball, given at the hotel, if only to get Vincent out of the house and to meet people. Vincent finally gave in, and while there, sang songs and recited “Renascence,” the first poem in this collection...

Second April by Edna St. Vincent Millay Second April

A collection of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Book cover Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems

Although Edna St. Vincent Millay was gaining recognition for her lyrical poems since 1920, it was winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 for "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver" that established her career as a poet. In 1943, Millay was the sixth person and the second woman to be awarded the Frost Medal for her lifetime contribution to American poetry. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker

Book cover Grown-Up

volunteers bring you 22 recordings of Grown-Up by Edna St. Vincent Millay.. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 3, 2021. ------ Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright. She won poetry prizes from an early age, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1923, and went on to use verse as a medium for her feminist activism. She also wrote verse-dramas and a highly-praised opera The King's Henchman. Her novels appeared under the name Nancy Boyd, and she refused lucrative offers to publish them under her own name.

Book cover Penitent

volunteers bring you12 recordings of The Penitent by Edna St. Vincent Millay. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 5, 2019. ------ A saucy little poem about a girl with a guilt free conscience! A very prolific poet and playwright, graduate of Vasser, known for her feminist activism, Edna St. Vincent received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award.

By: Edward Burrough Brownlow (1857-1895)

Book cover Orpheus and Other Poems

This is a volume of poetry by the rather obscure Canadian poet Edward Burrough Brownlow, published posthumously after his death in 1896. The poems in this volume have varied subjects, reflecting the interests of the poet. - Summary by Carolin

By: Edward Capern (1819-1894)

Book cover Autumn Invitation

volunteers bring you 18 recordings of An Autumn Invitation by Edward Capern. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 21, 2018. ------ In 1848 Capern secured appointment with the Post Office as a letter-carrier. His first route between Bideford and Appledore, later between Bideford and Westleigh. His job required him to make a return trip between the two towns with a wait for two hours, to allow time for people to reply to letters he had just delivered . He used this time for his writings. Capern became known as "the Rural Postman of Bideford" - Summary by Wikipedia

By: Edward Carpenter (1844-1929)

Book cover Towards Democracy

“Civilization sinks and swims, but the old facts remain—the sun smiles, knowing well its strength.” Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) wrote his prose poem, Towards Democracy, styled after Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, in a summer burst of creativity. “Early in 1881, no doubt as the culmination and result of struggles and experiences that had been going on, I became conscious that a mass of material was forming within me, imperatively demanding expression . . .” An English intellectual, Carpenter was in rebellion against Victorian prudery...

By: Edward Doyle (1854-)

Book cover Freedom, Truth and Beauty Sonnets

By: Edward Dyson (1865-1931)

Book cover 'Hello, Soldier!' Khaki Verse

By: Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets by Edward Lear Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets

A selection of nonsense poems, songs (not sung!), stories, and miscellaneous strangeness. The work includes the "Owl and the Pussycat" and a recipe for Amblongus Pie, which begins "Take 4 pounds (say 4½ pounds) of fresh ablongusses and put them in a small pipkin."Edward Lear was an English writer, poet, cat-lover, and illustrator (his watercolours are beautiful). This recording celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lear's birth.

By: Edward Quintard (1867-1936)

Book cover Sea Babies and Other Babies

This is a volume of small, dreamy poems by Edward Quintard. The poems could all make good lullabies, and can be read or told to very young children. Their parents or other grown-ups will also enjoy them. - Summary by Carolin

By: Edward Smyth Jones (1881-)

Book cover The Sylvan Cabin A Centenary Ode on the Birth of Lincoln and Other Verse
Book cover Flag of the Free

By: Edward Thomas (1878-1917)

Book cover Last Poems

By: Edward Woodley Bowling (1837-1907)

Book cover Climber's Dream

Edward Woodley Bowling was apparently a rector at the Church of All Saints in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, England in the late 1800's, this poem is taken from Sagittulae, Random Verses. In this book's introduction he writes "The general reader will probably think that some apology is due to him from me for publishing verses of so crude and trivial a character. I can only say that the smallest of bows should sometimes be unstrung, and that if my little arrows are flimsy and light they will, I trust, wound no one."

By: Edward Young (1683-1765)

Book cover The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2

MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...

By: Edward Ziegler Davis (1878-1924)

Book cover Translations of German Poetry in American Magazines 1741-1810

By: Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

Book cover Man Against the Sky: A Book of Poems

This is a volume of later Poetry by the famous American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson.

Book cover Three Taverns: A Book of Poems

This is a volume of poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson. This volume contains, among other poems, the famous poems The Valley of the Shadow and Lazarus.

Book cover Miniver Cheevy

readers bring you 16 recordings of "Miniver Cheevy" by Edwin Arlington Robinson. This was the fortnightly poem for June 13, 2021.------ "Miniver Cheevy" is a narrative poem written by Edwin Arlington Robinson and first published in The Town Down the River in 1910. The poem relates the story of a hopeless romantic who spends his days thinking about what might have been if only he had been born earlier in time. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Town Down the River: A Book of Poems

This is a volume of poetry by Edwin Arlington Robinson, dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt. This volume also contains his lesser known shorter poems as well as the well-known narrative poem Miniver Cheevy. - Summary by Carolin

By: Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

Book cover Indian Poetry Containing "The Indian Song of Songs,"

By: Edwin Waugh (1817-1890)

Book cover Poems and Songs in the Lancashire Dialect

A selection of poems in the Lancashire dialect by the foremost exponent of the form. A printer by training, Edwin Waugh left his trade for secretarial work and began his literary career in 1852. His first dialect poem, 'Come whoam to thi' childer and me', was written at the Clarence Hotel, Manchester, on 10 June 1856 and published in the Manchester Examiner the following day. The best known Lancashire dialect poem of its day, it inspired numerous followers whose dialect poetry and prose provided an often nostalgic accompaniment to the sound and fury of the industrial revolution...

By: Effie Afton (1829-1887)

Book cover Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

By: Effie Waller Smith (1879-1960)

Book cover Rosemary and Pansies

Effie Waller Smith was recognized as a promising young black poet. Her poems reflect her love of nature, her faith, and her experience as a black woman in Appalachia. Although she only published three volumes of poetry during her lifetime, the poems are as relevant today as when first published. Perhaps she is best described in this poem by Peter Clay: "To Effie Waller. Far upon among the mountains, Where rivers leave their fountains, And happy birds send forth their merry thrills, There dwells a little poet, Though few there be who know it, Whose voice is an echo from the hills."

By: Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920)

Book cover Mary Marie

A charming 'coming of age' story about a young girl, Mary Marie, whose young life is thrown into turmoil as her parents divorce. As she leads two lives, she comes to realize that her parents still love one another, and engineers a reunion. In the end, we discover the long-lasting effect of this turmoil on the adult Mary Marie, and her own marriage."

By: Eleanor L. Skinner

Book cover Topaz Story Book: Stories and Legends of Autumn, Hallowe'en, and Thanksgiving

From the Introduction: "Nature stories, legends, and poems appeal to the young reader’s interest in various ways. Some of them suggest or reveal certain facts which stimulate a spirit of investigation and attract the child’s attention to the beauty and mystery of the world. Others serve an excellent purpose by quickening his sense of humour." This is a charming collection of stories, legends, and poems about autumn harvest, Halloween, and Thanksgiving translated from the Danish, French, German, and others...

Book cover Turquoise Story Book: Stories and Legends of Summer and Nature

A book compiling stories, legends, and poems about summer and nature, piquing reader's interests by appealing to the reader's fancy, quickening his/her sense of humor, or attract his/her attention to some spiritual significance. - Summary by RomaSingh Proof-listeners: Aysh & Michele Eaton

By: Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884)

Book cover Kalevala : the Epic Poem of Finland

By: Eliza Cook (1818-1889)

Book cover The Old Arm-Chair

By: Elizabeth Anderson

Book cover The Goblins' Christmas

By: Elizabeth Atkins (1891-)

Book cover The Poet's Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years

By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning A Drama of Exile

In writing her ‘Drama of Exile’, Barrett’s subject was ‘the new and strange experience of the fallen humanity, as it went forth from Paradise into the wilderness’. The bizarre, lyrical scenes that follow powerfully describe the grief and guilt of Eve, the sorrowful pride of Lucifer, and the redeeming power of love.

The Battle of Marathon by Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Battle of Marathon

The Battle of Marathon is a rhymed, dramatic, narrative-poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Written in 1820, it retells powerfully The Battle of Marathon: during which the Athenian state defeated the much larger invading force during the first Persian invasion of Greece. When Darius the Great orders his immense army march west to annex additional territories; no-one in the Persian court predicted that some fractious, independent Greek city-states stood any chance against the Persian super-power....


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