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By: Edmund Gosse (1849-1928)

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 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

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...

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....

Book cover 'He Giveth His Beloved Sleep'
Book cover Sonnets from the Portuguese (version 3)

Sonnets from the Portuguese chronicles the deeply personal stages of courtship.

Book cover From Queen's Gardens

This is the first part of a collection of poetry written by female poets. This part of From Queen's Gardens is a collection of 30 poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Consolation

This Weekly Poem is taken from The Queens' Garden - Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and others. - Summary by David Lawrence

Book cover Musical Instrument

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of A Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 25, 2020. ------ Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Elizabeth's volume Poems brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning. Their correspondence, courtship, and marriage were carried out in secret, for fear of her father's disapproval. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Truth

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Elizabeth Barrett wrote poetry from about the age of six. Her mother's collection of her poems forms one of the largest extant collections of juvenilia by any English writer. At 15 she became ill, suffering intense head and spinal pain for the rest of her life. Later in life she also developed lung problems, possibly tuberculosis. She took laudanum for the pain from an early age, which is likely to have contributed to her frail health.

Book cover Year's Spinning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Love

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 30, 2019. ------ Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Elizabeth's volume Poems brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning. Their correspondence, courtship and marriage were carried out in secret, for fear of her father's disapproval.

By: Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen (1832-1911)

Book cover Rock Me to Sleep

Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen was an American author, journalist and poet.

By: Elizabeth H. Jocelyn (Elizabeth Hannah Jocelyn) Cleaveland (1824-1911)

Book cover No Sect in Heaven

By: Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941)

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

By: Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902)

Book cover Before the Mirror

Elizabeth Drew Stoddard, née Barstow was a United States poet and novelist. She is most widely known today as the author of The Morgesons (1862), her first of three novels. Her other two novels are Two Men (1865) and Temple House (1867). Stoddard was also a prolific writer of short stories, children's tales, poems, essays, travel writing, and journalism pieces.

Book cover Poems

These outstanding poems by the renowned author Elizabeth Stoddard speak of the poet's hunger for the freedom of an idyllic future - a hunger enhanced by a contagious idealism characteristic of Stoddard's exceptional poetic dexterity. These are poems that elevate the listener to levels only dreamed of by the poet herself - to visions of freedom based on the essential and universal craving of a soul burdened, indeed caught within a mundane world of the commonplace. Abundant in these works is the...

By: Ella Farman Pratt (1837-1907)

Book cover Sugar Plums

“Sugar Plums” by Ella Farman Pratt is a wonderful, sometimes tragic, collection of children's poems that run the spectrum between bliss and misfortune of seemingly ordinary days to the flights of fancy of children, parents and creatures alike; in places like stately homes, humble nests, city streets, and farm fields, just to name a few. Their stories are a masterful blend of whimsy and mischief, beauty and bewilderment, simplicity and, sometimes, sorrow. The journey that this collection takes its audience on is like no other - Summary by DOLZ

By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)

Book cover Poems of Optimism

This is a volume of Poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The topic of this volume is "optimism".

Book cover Poems of Purpose

This is a volume of poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, published in 1919.

Book cover Poems of Power

This is a volume in a series of books of poetry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This time, the theme is "Power".

Book cover Poems of Sentiment

This is a volume of poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This time, the topic is "Sentiment".

Book cover Kingdom of Love

This is a volume of poetry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, named after the poem 'the Kingdom of Love'.


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