By: Anne Wales Abbott ed. (1808-1908)
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)
|Kalevala : the Epic Poem of Finland|
By: Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884)
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)
By: Richard D. Blackmore (1825-1900)
|Fringilla: Some Tales In Verse|
By: Robert W. Service (1874-1958)
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.
|Rhymes of a Rolling Stone|
By: Osborn H. Oldroyd (1842-1930)
|The Poets' Lincoln Tributes in Verse to the Martyred President|
By: Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)
|The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation|
|The Botanic Garden. Part II. Containing the Loves of the Plants. a Poem. With Philosophical Notes.|
|The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society A Poem, with Philosophical Notes|
By: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
|Hugh Selwyn Mauberley|
By: Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
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 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)
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)
|Indian Poetry Containing "The Indian Song of Songs,"|
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)
|Angel in the House|
|Victories of Love|
|The Children's Garland from the Best Poets|
By: Gaius Valerius Catullus (84 BC - 54 BC)
|The Poems and Fragments of Catullus Translated in the Metres of the Original|
By: William Cowper (1731-1800)
|The Task and Other Poems|
|The Diverting History of John Gilpin|
By: Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
|American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany|
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)
|Hans Breitman's ballads|
By: Andrew B. Paterson (1864-1941)
|The Old Bush Songs|
By: Charles William Eliot (1834-1926)
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)
|In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I Christmas Tales from 'Round the World|
|In The Yule-Log Glow—Book 3 Christmas Poems from 'round the World|
|In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II Christmas Tales from 'Round the World|
By: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
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)
|The Ship of Fools, Volume 1|
By: Hezekiah Butterworth (1839-1905)
|The Story of the Hymns and Tunes|
By: Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)
|The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch|
By: William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
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." (
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)
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.
|A Heap O' Livin'|
By: Katharine Pyle (1863-1938)
|Careless Jane and Other Tales|
By: Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777-1843)
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)
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.)
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)
|Modern Spanish Lyrics|
By: Daniel Bussier Shumway (1868-)
By: Marietta Holley (1836-1926)
This is a collection of poems by Marietta Holley, better known as Josiah Allen's Wife.
By: Clara M. Beede
Book of 31 short poems dedicated to Soldierboys.
By: Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943)
|In Divers Tones|
By: Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)
|A Jongleur Strayed Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane|
By: Frank Sidgwick (1879-1939)
|Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Fourth Series|
By: Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell (1847-1922)
|Flower of the Mind|
By: Alice Meynell (1847-1922)
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)
|Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs|
By: Adam L. (Adam Luke) [Editor] Gowans
|The Hundred Best English Poems|
By: Charles H. Bennett (1829-1867)
|The Nine Lives of A Cat A Tale of Wonder|
By: A. H. (Arthur Henry) Bullen (1857-1920)
|Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age|
By: John Oxenham (1852-1941)
|Bees in Amber A Little Book of Thoughtful Verse|