By: Virgil (70 BC - 19 BC)
Aeneid, prose translation
The Aeneid is the most famous Latin epic poem, written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. The story revolves around the legendary hero Aeneas, a Trojan prince who left behind the ruins of his city and led his fellow citizens to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem’s twelve books tell the story of Aeneas’ wanderings from Troy to Italy, while the poem’s second half treats the Trojans’ victorious war upon the Latins. This is the recording of J.W.MacKail's prose translation.
By: Unknown (1048-1122)
|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 Three Bears
By: Unknown (65 BC - 8 BC)
|The Works of Horace
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: Unknown (43 BC - 18?)
|The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II
|Poems Teachers Ask For, Book Two
By: Unknown (348-)
|The Hymns of Prudentius
|Poems Teachers Ask For Selected by readers of "Normal Instructor-Primary Plans"
By: Unknown (70 BC - 19 BC)
|The Æneids of Virgil Done into English Verse
|The Mouse and the Christmas Cake
By: Unknown (973-1057)
|The Diwan of Abu'l-Ala
By: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Eliza Crossing the River
LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Eliza Crossing the River by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 27th, 2014.Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South...
|Codex Junius 11
|Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish
By: Anthony Munday (1560? -1633)
Sir Thomas More
Sir Thomas More is a collaborative Elizabethan play by Anthony Munday and others depicting the life and death of Thomas More. It survives only in a single manuscript, now owned by the British Library. The manuscript is notable because three pages of it are considered to be in the hand of William Shakespeare and for the light it sheds on the collaborative nature of Elizabethan drama and the theatrical censorship of the era. The play dramatizes events in More's life, both real and legendary, in an episodic manner in 17 scenes, unified only by the rise and fall of More's fortunes.
By: William Shakespeare (1554-1616)
|Reign of King Edward the Third
Librivox volunteers bring you 13 readings of Winter Sport, by an unknown author. This was the weekly poem for the week of November 23 - 30, 2014.
|The Death and Burial of Cock Robin
By: George MacDonald (1824-1905)
Wind and the Moon
Librivox volunteers bring you 15 readings of The Wind and the Moon by George Macdonald. This is the fortnightly poetry project for September 28, 2014.
|The Wonders of a Toy Shop
By: Unknown (1886-1961)
|Aunt Kitty's Stories
|The Tiny Picture Book
By: Unknown (1564-1616)
|Amusing Trial in which a Yankee Lawyer Renders a Just Verdict
|The Courtship, Marriage, and Pic-Nic Dinner of Cock Robin & Jenny Wren With the Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin
|The Emperor's Rout
|The Fox and the Geese; and The Wonderful History of Henny-Penny
|Punky Dunk and the Mouse
|My Dog Tray
|Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684
|Punky Dunk and the Spotted Pup
|Fairy's Album With Rhymes of Fairyland
|Tommy Tatters Uncle Toby's Series
|The Assemble of Goddes
|The Interlude of Wealth and Health
|The Entertaining History of Jobson & Nell
By: Unknown (1836-1897)
|Revised Edition of Poems
|Dame Duck's First Lecture on Education
|The Arctic Queen
|Th' History o' Haworth Railway fra' th' beginnin' to th' end, wi' an ackaant o' th' oppnin' serrimony
|Eyes of Youth A Book of Verse by Padraic Colum, Shane Leslie, Viola Meynell, Ruth Lindsay, Hugh Austin
|Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog
|Surprising Stories about the Mouse and Her Sons, and the Funny Pigs. With Laughable Colored Engravings
Little Girl to Her Flowers
This is a small volume with short poems about flowers. Listeners may wish to refer to the online text, which includes very neat illustrations.
|The Peacock and Parrot, on their Tour to Discover the Author of "The Peacock At Home"
|The Ghost of Chatham; A Vision Dedicated to the House of Peers
By: Unknown (1869-1952)
|Rhymes of the East and Re-collected Verses
|My Flower-pot Child's Picture Book
|Rookie rhymes, by the men of the 1st and 2nd provisional training regiments, Plattsburg, New York
By: BS Murthy
Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help
The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein. Besides muddying its pristine philosophy, these insertions affect the sequential conformity and structural economy of the grand discourse...
By: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
This is the second part of James Russell Lowell's collected poems: the Miscellaneous Poems. This series of poems covers, as the title implies, a wide range of topics, shaped into Lowell's beautiful poetry. - Summary by Carolin
Poems of American History, The Period of Growth
This volume covers the age of expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War, including the creation of the Constitution, the Presidency of George Washington, the War of 1812, and the settling of the West, along with tales of Johnny Appleseed, the Alamo, the Gold Rush, the death of Jefferson, and The Wreck of the Hesperus. Authors include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Francis Scott Key, John Greenleaf Whittier and Lord Byron. - Summary by Ed Humpal
By: Helen Hay Whitney (1876-1944)
This is a collection of 24 sonnets and 27 poems in other form by American poet, writer, racehorse owner and breeder, socialite, and philanthropist Helen Hay Whitney. - Summary by Carolin
By: Arthur Macy (1842-1904)
Arthur Macy was a Nantucket boy of Quaker extraction. His name alone is evidence of this, for it is safe to say that a Macy, wherever found in the United States, is descended from that sturdy old Quaker who was one of those who bought Nantucket from the Indians, paid them fairly for it, treated them with justice, and lived on friendly terms with them. In many ways Arthur Macy showed that he was a Nantucketer and, at least by descent, a Quaker. He often used phrases peculiar to our island in the sea, and was given, in conversation at least, to similes which smacked of salt water...
By: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
Poems of Pleasure
This is another volume in Ella Wheeler Wilcox's famous series of poetry. This volume bears the topic "pleasure". - Summary by Carolin