By: Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)
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)
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.
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.
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...
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...
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
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)
|A Pindarick Ode on Painting Addressed to Joshua Reynolds, Esq.
By: Thomas Nash (1567-1601)
|The Choise of Valentines Or the Merie Ballad of Nash His Dildo
By: Thomas O'Hagan (1855-1939)
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)
|Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry
By: Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872)
|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)
|Songs, Sonnets & Miscellaneous Poems
By: Thomas S. (Thomas Samuel) Jones (1882-1932)
By: Thomas S. Chard
|Across the Sea and Other Poems.
By: Thomas Tod Stoddart (1810-1880)
|The Death-Wake or Lunacy; a Necromaunt in Three Chimeras
By: Thomas Washington Talley
|Negro Folk Rhymes Wise and Otherwise: With a Study
By: Thomas Woolner (1825-1892)
|My Beautiful Lady. Nelly Dale
By: Titus Lucretius Carus (94? BC - 49? BC)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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 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
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
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.
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
First collection of sung and spoken folk ballads (13 in collection).
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
A collection of Australian writing from the public domain.
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.
|The Poetics of Aristotle
|The Metamorphoses of Ovid Vol. I, Books I-VII
|The Odyssey of Homer
|The Odyssey Done into English prose
|The Younger Edda Also called Snorre's Edda, or The Prose Edda
|The Æneid of Virgil Translated into English Verse by E. Fairfax Taylor
|The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds
|Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca Adapted from the Third Book of the Primary Schools of Athens, Greece
|Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám and Salámán and Absál Together With A Life Of Edward Fitzgerald And An Essay On Persian Poetry By Ralph Waldo Emerson
|The Works of Horace
|The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II
|The Hymns of Prudentius
|The Æneids of Virgil Done into English Verse
|The Diwan of Abu'l-Ala
|Codex Junius 11
|The Emperor's Rout
|My Dog Tray
|Tommy Tatters Uncle Toby's Series