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By: Patrick Brontë (1777-1861)

Book cover Cottage Poems

By: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Book cover Poet Who Sleeps

LibriVox readers bring you 13 versions of The Poet Who Sleeps by Walter Savage Landor. This was the weekly poetry project for December 1, 2013.

Book cover Gebir

By: James Parton (1822-1891)

Book cover The Humorous Poetry of the English Language; from Chaucer to Saxe

By: Hurlothrumbo

Book cover The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany Parts 2, 3 and 4
Book cover The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1

By: Felix Leigh

Book cover London Town

By: Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784)

Book cover Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to publish a book of poetry in 1773. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at age seven, and bought by a wealthy Massachusetts family who taught her to read and write. Her extraordinary literary gifts led to the publication of her "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral," and to her eventual emancipation by her owners. Although some of the poems demonstrate an apparent acceptance of the racist values of the white slave-owning classes (which viewed Africans as savage), Wheatley's considerable talents simultaneously contradicted these stereotypes.

By: James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

Book cover Forty-Two Poems

This is a collection of poems by James Elroy Flecker.

By: L. P. Hubbard (?-?)

Book cover Little Book for a Little Cook

This charming little book compiles together a number of recipes, set out in an easy to understand manner, along with a poetic story about the stages of bread production. This book was produced as a promotional for a flour production company called Pillsbury. This is a "modern" update compared to the original edition of the book. This version has exact oven temperature settings for each recipe included in a preface for the book, along with more precise suggestions for the baking time. The book has been written for children, however I am certain that adults could enjoy the book equally as much as a child would.

By: Mark Lemon (1809-1870)

Book cover How to Make a Man of Consequence

Mark Lemon had a natural talent for journalism and the stage, and, at twenty-six, retired from less congenial business to devote himself to the writing of plays. More than sixty of his melodramas, operettas and comedies were produced in London, whilst at the same time he was contributing to a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, and was founding editor of both Punch and The Field.

By: Elva S. Smith

Book cover Christmas in Legend and Story A Book for Boys and Girls

By: Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)

Book cover Golden Threshold

Sarojini Naidu was a remarkable woman. Known as the Nightingale of India, she started writing at the age of thirteen and throughout her life composed several volumes of poetry, writing many poems which are still famous to this day. As well as being a poet, Naidu was an activist and politician, campaigning for Indian independence and became the first Indian woman to attain the post of President of the Indian National Congress. This volume contains the beautiful 'Indian Love-Song', as well as many other moving verses...

By: Joseph Knight (1845-)

Book cover Pipe and Pouch The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry

By: Richard Barnfield (1574-1627)

Book cover The Affectionate Shepherd

By: Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935)

Book cover Violets and Other Tales

By: David Lester Richardson (1801-1865)

Book cover Flowers and Flower-Gardens With an Appendix of Practical Instructions and Useful Information Respecting the Anglo-Indian Flower-Garden

By: Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)

Book cover Kept for the Master's Use

The memoirs of Frances Ridley Havergal, a great missionary and hymn writer.

Book cover Coming to the King

A collection of poems by Frances Ridley Havergal and others, all describing different aspects of our walk with God, from 'Coming to the King' to 'Under the Shadow.'

By: Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)

Book cover The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume 1

By: Alan Seeger (1888-1916)

Book cover Poems

By: Cale Young Rice (1872-1943)

Book cover Many Gods
Book cover Nirvana Days

By: Stephen Hawes (-1523)

Book cover A Ioyfull medytacyon to all Englonde of the coronacyon of our moost naturall souerayne lorde kynge Henry the eyght (A Joyful Meditation of the Coronation of King Henry the Eighth)
Book cover The Example of Vertu The Example of Virtue
Book cover The cõforte of louers The Comfort of Lovers
Book cover The Conuercyon of swerers (The Conversion of Swearers)

By: George Herbert Clarke (1873-1953)

Book cover A Treasury of War Poetry British and American Poems of the World War 1914-1917

By: Sidney Lanier (1842-1881)

Book cover The Song of the Chattahoochee.

Sidney Clopton Lanier was an American musician, poet and author. He served in the Confederate army, worked on a blockade running ship for which he was imprisoned (resulting in his catching tuberculosis), taught, worked at a hotel where he gave musical performances, was a church organist, and worked as a lawyer. As a poet he used dialects. He became a flautist and sold poems to publications. He eventually became a university professor and is known for his adaptation of musical meter to poetry. Many schools, other structures and two lakes are named for him.

Book cover My Springs

LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of My Springs by Sidney Lanier. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 7th, 2013. This rather lovely poem is the poet's tribute to his wife's eyes.

By: Charles A. Gunnison (1861-1897)

Book cover In Macao

By: Henry Abbey (1842-1911)

Book cover Stories in Verse

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