By: James Williams (1851-1911)
|Briefless Ballads and Legal Lyrics Second Series|
By: Thomas S. (Thomas Samuel) Jones (1882-1932)
By: A. Novice
|The Anglican Friarand the Fish which he Took|
By: Catherine Ann Turner Dorset (1750?-1817?)
|The Peacock 'At Home:' A Sequel to the Butterfly's Ball|
By: Evelyn Scott (1893-1963)
By: David Rorie (1867-1946)
|The Auld Doctor and other Poems and Songs in Scots|
By: Wilfred S. Skeats
|The Song of the Exile—A Canadian Epic|
By: Jean M. Snyder
|A Little Window|
By: Rachel Annand Taylor (1876-1960)
|The Hours of Fiammetta A Sonnet Sequence|
By: Jacky Dandy
|Jacky Dandy's Delight|
By: Elizabeth H. Jocelyn (Elizabeth Hannah Jocelyn) Cleaveland (1824-1911)
|No Sect in Heaven|
By: David Morton (1886-1957)
|Ships in Harbour|
By: John Courtenay (1738-1816)
|A Poetical Review of the Literary and Moral Character of the late Samuel Johnson (1786)|
By: Edward Woodley Bowling (1837-1907)
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: Lennox Amott
|The Minstrel A Collection of Poems|
By: Laura Ann Young Pinney (1849-)
|Within the Golden Gate A Souvenir of San Francisco Bay|
By: Frederick W. (Frederick William) Thomas (1806-1866)
|The Emigrant or Reflections While Descending the Ohio|
By: James Allan Mackereth (1871-)
|Ioläus The man that was a ghost|
By: R. C. Lehmann (1856-1929)
|The Vagabond and Other Poems from Punch|
By: George W. Doneghy
|The Old Hanging Fork and Other Poems|
By: Maria L. Stewart
|Our Little Brown House, A Poem of West Point Written for the New Year's Festival at the Cadets' Sabbath-school of the Methodist Episcopal Church, January 1, 1879|
By: Herman George Scheffauer (1878-1927)
|The Masque of the Elements|
By: Thomas Cowherd (1817-1907)
|The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales in Verse Together with Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects|
By: William Stephen Pryer
|Rowena & Harold A Romance in Rhyme of an Olden Time, of Hastyngs and Normanhurst|
By: John D. Cossar
|A Leaf from the Old Forest|
By: Sallie Southall Cotten
|The White Doe The Fate of Virginia Dare|
By: J. C. Manning
|The Death of Saul and other Eisteddfod Prize Poems and Miscellaneous Verses|
By: Horace Smith (1836-1922)
|Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses|
By: Theodore H. (Theodore Harding) Rand (1835-1900)
By: Jean McKishnie Blewett (1862-1934)
Jean McKishnie Blewett (4 November 1862 – 19 August 1934) was a Canadian journalist, author and poet. Blewett was a regular contributor to The Globe, a Toronto newspaper and in 1898 became editor of its Homemakers Department. In 1919, assisted by the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, she published a booklet titled Heart Stories to benefit war charities. During this time she regularly lectured on topics such as temperance and suffragism. She used the pseudonym Katherine Kent for some of her writing...
By: James McIntyre (1828-1906)
Lines Addressed to an Old Bachelor
LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Lines Addressed to an Old Bachelor by James McIntyre. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 27, 2013.Another poem from Canada's cheese poet, James McIntyre.
By: Sarah Frances Price (1849-1903)
|Songs from the Southland|
By: Thomas Runciman (1841-1909)
|Songs, Sonnets & Miscellaneous Poems|
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...
The Real Mother Goose
A heartwarming collection of nursery rhymes that will take you back to your childhood!
Eirik the Red's Saga
In this saga, the events that led to Eirik the Red’s banishment to Greenland are chronicled, as well as Leif Eirikson’s discovery of Vinland the Good (a place where wheat and grapes grew naturally), after his longboat was blown off-course. By geographical details, this place is surmised to be present-day Newfoundland, and is likely the first European discovery of the American mainland, some five centuries before Christopher Columbus’s journey.
The Song of Roland
The Song of Roland is an epic poem, originally sung in Old French. It tells the story of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778. This is an English translation. Translated by Charles Kenneth Scott-Moncrieff.
Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern
The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of books, the collection offers, before each chapter, a short essay about the author or subject in question...
“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.
|The Anti-Slavery Alphabet|
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.
By: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
The Rape of Lucrece
The Rape of Lucrece (1594) is a narrative poem by William Shakespeare about the legendary Lucretia. Lucrece draws on the story described in both Ovid's Fasti and Livy's history of Rome. In 509 BC, Sextus Tarquinius, son of Tarquin, the king of Rome, raped Lucretia (Lucrece), wife of Collatinus, one of the king's aristocratic retainers. As a result, Lucrece committed suicide. Her body was paraded in the Roman Forum by the king's nephew. This incited a full-scale revolt against the Tarquins led by Lucius Junius Brutus, the banishment of the royal family, and the founding of the Roman republic.
Venus and Adonis
Venus and Adonis is Shakespeare's narrative poem about the love of the goddess Venus for the mortal youth Adonis, dedicated partly to his patron, the Earl of Southampton (thought by some to be the beautiful youth to which many of the Sonnets are addressed). The poem recounts Venus' attempts to woo Adonis, their passionate coupling, and Adonis' rejection of the goddess, to which she responds with jealousy, with tragic results. This recording features three different readers performing the narration, Venus, and Adonis.
By: Unknown (384 BC - 322 BC)
|The Poetics of Aristotle|
|The Metamorphoses of Ovid Vol. I, Books I-VII|
|The Night Before Christmas and Other Popular Stories For Children|
|The Ladies Delight|
By: Francis William Bourdillon (1844-1912)
Aucassin and Nicolette.
Aucassin and Nicolette is a medieval romance written in a combination of prose and verse called a “song-story.” Created probably in the early 13th century by an unknown French author, the work deals with the love between the son of a count and a Saracen slave girl who has been converted to Christianity and adopted by a viscount. Since Aucassin’s father is strongly opposed to their marriage, the two lovers must endure imprisonment, flight, separation in foreign lands, and many other ordeals before their ardent love and fierce determination finally bring them back together...
By: Unknown (750? BC - 650? BC)
|The Odyssey of Homer|
By: George F. Dillon (1836-1893)
|Song Celestial; Or, Bhagavad-Gîtâ|
By: Unknown (750? BC - 650? BC)
|The Odyssey Done into English prose|
|The Younger Edda Also called Snorre's Edda, or The Prose Edda|
By: Charles Knight (1791-1873)
Mind Amongst the Spindles
Lowell Massachusetts was founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles and is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston. By the 1850s Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy. Mind Amongst the Spindles is a selection of works from the Lowell Offering, a monthly periodical collecting contributed works of poetry and fiction by the female workers of the textile mills...
By: Unknown (70 BC - 19 BC)
|The Æneid of Virgil Translated into English Verse by E. Fairfax Taylor|
|Rig Veda Americanus Sacred Songs of the Ancient Mexicans, With a Gloss in Nahuatl|
|The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds|
|Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology|
By: Unknown (750? BC - 650? BC)
|Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca Adapted from the Third Book of the Primary Schools of Athens, Greece|