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By: Anne Wales Abbott ed. (1808-1908)

Autumn Leaves, Original Pieces in Prose and Verse by Anne Wales Abbott ed. Autumn Leaves, Original Pieces in Prose and Verse

The pieces gathered into this volume were, with two exceptions, written for the entertainment of a private circle, without any view to publication. The editor would express her thanks to the writers, who, at her solicitation, have allowed them to be printed. They are published with the hope of aiding a work of charity,—the establishment of an Agency for the benefit of the poor in Cambridge,—to which the proceeds of the sale will be devoted.

By: Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884)

Book cover Kalevala : the Epic Poem of Finland

By: Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884)

Book cover Kalevala, The Land of the Heroes (Kirby translation)

The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic of Karelia and Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. The Kalevala played an instrumental role in the development of the Finnish national identity, the intensification of Finland's language strife and the growing sense of nationality that ultimately led to Finland's independence from Russia in 1917...

By: Lodovico Ariosto (1474-1533)

Book cover Orlando Furioso

By: Richard D. Blackmore (1825-1900)

Book cover Fringilla: Some Tales In Verse

By: Robert W. Service (1874-1958)

Book cover Songs of a Sourdough

Reputedly the best-selling poetry collection of the 20th century, 'Songs of a Sourdough' is best known for Robert W. Service's classic Yukon ballads, 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew' and 'The Cremation of Sam McGhee'. Service was born in Preston, Lancashire, and grew up in Scotland. In his twenties, he made his way to Canada and settled in the Yukon where he worked as a bank clerk but evidently dreamed of more adventurous pursuits. Service's readings of his poems show that he could adopt either a Scottish or North American accent. Here they are read in an accent that is not too far removed from the place of his birth.

Book cover Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

By: Osborn H. Oldroyd (1842-1930)

Book cover The Poets' Lincoln Tributes in Verse to the Martyred President

By: Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)

Book cover The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation
Book cover The Botanic Garden. Part II. Containing the Loves of the Plants. a Poem. With Philosophical Notes.
Book cover The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society A Poem, with Philosophical Notes

By: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Book cover Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

By: Henry Lawson (1867-1922)

Book cover Shame of Going Back

Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson was an Australian writer and poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer".

By: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Liber Amoris by William Hazlitt Liber Amoris

Liber Amoris is unlike anything Hazlitt wrote and probably like nothing you've come across before. On the face of it it tells the story of Hazlitt's infatuation with his landlords daughter. Hazlitt was middle aged and she young and pretty, a bit of a coquette from the sound of it. It turned out badly for Hazlitt and the book tells the story of this doomed love. Critics have always been divided about the merit of the piece. Even those who see its merit often feel more comfortable with his polished literary works, and perhaps rightly so...

By: William Henry Davies (1871-1940)

Book cover Foliage: Various Poems

W. H. Davies was a Welsh poet and writer. Davies spent a significant part of his life in the United Kingdom and United States, becoming one of the most popular poets of his time. Davies is usually considered one of the Georgian poets, although much of his work is atypical of the style and themes adopted by others of the genre.

By: Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

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

By: Hesiod

Book cover Works and Days, The Theogony, and The Shield of Heracles

Works and Days provides advice on agrarian matters and personal conduct. The Theogony explains the ancestry of the gods. The Shield of Heracles is the adventure of Heracles accepting an enemy's challenge to fight.

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: Gaius Valerius Catullus (84 BC - 54 BC)

Book cover The Poems and Fragments of Catullus Translated in the Metres of the Original

By: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Book cover The Task and Other Poems
Book cover The Diverting History of John Gilpin

By: Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)

Book cover American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany
Book cover House of Dust: A Symphony

The House of Dust is a poem written in the four-movement format of a classical symphony. Hauntingly beautiful despite its bleak post-World War I depictions of human mortality and loss, the poem develops its movements around central images such as Japanese ukiyo-e ("floating world") woodblock prints, touching the reader's senses with endlessly evocative allusions to wind, sea, and weather. In this underlying Japanese sensibility and dependence on central perceptual images, Aiken's poem is similar to poetry of Imagists of the time such as Amy Lowell. Also deeply influenced by the concepts of modern psychology, Aiken delved deeply into individual human identity and emotion.

By: Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903)

Book cover Hans Breitman's ballads

By: Andrew B. Paterson (1864-1941)

Book cover The Old Bush Songs

By: Charles William Eliot (1834-1926)

Book cover The Harvard Classics, Volume 49, Epic and Saga With Introductions And Notes

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: Harrison S. Morris (1856-1948)

Book cover In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I Christmas Tales from 'Round the World
Book cover In The Yule-Log Glow—Book 3 Christmas Poems from 'round the World
Book cover In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II Christmas Tales from 'Round the World

By: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Book cover Long Ago

LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Long Ago by Christina G. Rossetti. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 9, 2012.Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is perhaps best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.

By: Sebastian Brant (1458-1521)

Book cover The Ship of Fools, Volume 1

By: Hezekiah Butterworth (1839-1905)

Book cover The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

By: Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)

Book cover The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch

By: William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

Book cover Journey of Life

LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Journey of Life by William Cullen Bryant. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 23, 2012.William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. His poetry has been described as being "of a thoughtful, meditative character, and makes but slight appeal to the mass of readers." (

Book cover Midsummer

LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Midsummer by William Cullen Bryant. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 23, 2013.This poem taken from the Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant, Household Edition.

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

By: Katharine Pyle (1863-1938)

Book cover Careless Jane and Other Tales

By: Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777-1843)

Book cover Sintram and His Companions

Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, also the author of Undine, was a German Romantic writer whose stories were filled with knights, damsels in distress, evil enchantments, and the struggle of good against overpowering evil. 'My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure.' Fouque blends the Romantic love for nature and ancient chivalry while telling a powerful story about a young man who yearns for that which he can never attain.

By: Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)

Book cover Poems of West and East

Victoria Mary Sackville-West, The Hon Lady Nicolson, best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author and poet. Her long narrative poem, The Land, won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927. She won it again, becoming the only writer to do so, in 1933 with her Collected Poems. She helped create her own gardens in Sissinghurst, Kent, which provide the backdrop to Sissinghurst Castle. She was famous for her exuberant aristocratic life, her strong marriage, and her passionate affair with novelist Virginia Woolf. Poems of West and East is a short collection of her early work, which was published in 1917. (Summary by Wikipedia and Elizabeth Klett)

By: Apollonius Rhodius (3rd Cent. -3rd Cent.)

Book cover Argonautica

The story of how Jason and a group of famous heroes of Greece took to sea in the Argos has been told many times, before and after Apollonius of Rhodes, wrote his Argonautica, in the 3rd century b.C.. It is not only the oldest full version of the tale to arrive to our days, but also the only extant example of Hellenistic epic. This was already a popular myth by the times of Apollonius, who makes the story of how Jason and the Argonauts sail to Colchis in search of the Golden Fleece, and have to go through a lot of adventures to fulfill their task, a mix of simple narrative and scholarly catalog. The Argonautica had a deep impact on European literature as a whole.

By: S. Griswold (Sylvanus Griswold) Morley (1878-1970)

Book cover Modern Spanish Lyrics

By: Daniel Bussier Shumway (1868-)

Book cover The Nibelungenlied

By: Marietta Holley (1836-1926)

Book cover Poems

This is a collection of poems by Marietta Holley, better known as Josiah Allen's Wife.

By: Clara M. Beede

Clear Crystals by Clara M. Beede Clear Crystals

Book of 31 short poems dedicated to Soldierboys.

By: Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943)

Book cover In Divers Tones

By: Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)

Book cover A Jongleur Strayed Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane

By: Frank Sidgwick (1879-1939)

Book cover Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Fourth Series

By: Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell (1847-1922)

Book cover Flower of the Mind

By: Alice Meynell (1847-1922)

Book cover Fold

Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet. At the end of the 19th century, in conjunction with uprisings against the British (among them the Indians', the Zulus', the Boxer Rebellion, and the Muslim revolt led by Muhammad Ahmed in the Sudan), many European scholars, writers, and artists, began to question Europe's colonial imperialism. This led the Meynells and others in their circle to speak out for the oppressed. Alice Meynell was a vice-president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League, founded by Cicely Hamilton and active 1908–19.

By: Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823)

Book cover Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs

By: Adam L. (Adam Luke) [Editor] Gowans

Book cover The Hundred Best English Poems

By: Charles H. Bennett (1829-1867)

Book cover The Nine Lives of A Cat A Tale of Wonder

By: A. H. (Arthur Henry) Bullen (1857-1920)

Book cover Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age

By: John Oxenham (1852-1941)

Book cover Bees in Amber A Little Book of Thoughtful Verse
Book cover 'All's Well!'

By: George Crabbe (1754-1832)

Book cover The Library

By: Francis T. Palgrave (1824-1897)

Book cover Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Pieces In the English Language

Palgrave's principal contribution to the development of literary taste was contained in his Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics (1861), an anthology of the best poetry in the language constructed upon a plan sound and spacious, and followed out with a delicacy of feeling which could scarcely be surpassed. This book is a delightful one to listen to with family or friends. You're sure to find something to relate to in these wonderful poems.

By: Elizabeth Anderson

Book cover The Goblins' Christmas

By: Ruth McEnery Stuart (1856-1917)

Book cover Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles

By: Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

Book cover Poems of Giacomo Leopardi

This is a volume of poems by Giacomo Leopardi.

By: Francis Thompson (1859-1907)

The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson The Hound of Heaven
Book cover New Poems
Book cover Sister Songs; an offering to two sisters

By: Stephen Langdon (1876-1937)

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

By: John Hartley (1839-1915)

Book cover Yorkshire Ditties, First Series To Which Is Added The Cream Of Wit And Humour From His Popular Writings
Book cover Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series To which is added The Cream of Wit and Humour from his Popular Writings

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: George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914)

Book cover Bohemian Days Three American Tales

By: Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861-1923)

Book cover Helen Redeemed and Other Poems
Book cover The Village Wife's Lament

By: Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (1888-1935)

Book cover Antinous: A Poem

By: Madame (Jeanne-Marie) Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1780)

Book cover Think Before You Speak or, The Three Wishes

By: William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

Book cover Poems
Book cover Lyra Heroica A Book of Verse for Boys
Book cover Hawthorn and Lavender with Other Verses
Book cover The Song of the Sword and Other Verses

By: Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

Book cover Select Poems of Thomas Gray

By: Madison Julius Cawein (1865-1914)

Book cover An Ode Read August 15, 1907, at the dedication of the monument erected at Gloucester, Massachusetts, in commemoration of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay colony in the year sixteen hundred and twenty-three

By: Madison Cawein (1865-1914)

Book cover September

Librivox volunteers bring you ten readings of September by Madison Cawein. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 21st, 2014.

Book cover Don Quixote

Madison Julius Cawein was born in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from high school, Cawein worked in a pool hall in Louisville as a cashier in Waddill's New-market, which also served as a gambling house. He worked there for six years, saving his pay so he could return home to write. His output was thirty-six books and 1,500 poems. His writing presented Kentucky scenes in a language echoing Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. He soon earned the nickname the "Keats of Kentucky". Note: In Greek mythology, Hippocrene was the name of a spring on Mt...


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