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By: E. Phillips

Book cover Sweets for Leisure Hours Amusing Tales for Little Readers

By: Evan Lloyd (1734-1776)

Book cover The Methodist A Poem

By: Howard V. (Howard Vigne) Sutherland (1868-)

Book cover Out of the North

By: Edmund Goldsmid

Book cover Quaint Gleanings from Ancient Poetry

By: Sarah S. Mower

Book cover The Snow-Drop

By: John Louis Haney (1877-1960)

Book cover Early Reviews of English Poets

By: Richard Hunter

Book cover More Dollies

By: G. Boare

Book cover What became of Them? and, The Conceited Little Pig

By: M. L. Hope

Book cover Indian and Other Tales

By: Mrs. Warner-Sleigh

Book cover At the Seaside

By: James Williams (1851-1911)

Book cover Briefless Ballads and Legal Lyrics Second Series

By: Thomas S. (Thomas Samuel) Jones (1882-1932)

Book cover The Rose-Jar

By: A. Novice

Book cover The Anglican Friarand the Fish which he Took

By: Catherine Ann Turner Dorset (1750?-1817?)

Book cover The Peacock 'At Home:' A Sequel to the Butterfly's Ball

By: Evelyn Scott (1893-1963)

Book cover Precipitations

By: David Rorie (1867-1946)

Book cover The Auld Doctor and other Poems and Songs in Scots

By: Wilfred S. Skeats

Book cover The Song of the Exile—A Canadian Epic

By: Jean M. Snyder

Book cover A Little Window

By: Rachel Annand Taylor (1876-1960)

Book cover The Hours of Fiammetta A Sonnet Sequence

By: Jacky Dandy

Book cover Jacky Dandy's Delight

By: Elizabeth H. Jocelyn (Elizabeth Hannah Jocelyn) Cleaveland (1824-1911)

Book cover No Sect in Heaven

By: David Morton (1886-1957)

Book cover Ships in Harbour

By: John Courtenay (1738-1816)

Book cover A Poetical Review of the Literary and Moral Character of the late Samuel Johnson (1786)

By: Edward Woodley Bowling (1837-1907)

Book cover Climber's Dream

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

Book cover The Minstrel A Collection of Poems

By: Laura Ann Young Pinney (1849-)

Book cover Within the Golden Gate A Souvenir of San Francisco Bay

By: Frederick W. (Frederick William) Thomas (1806-1866)

Book cover The Emigrant or Reflections While Descending the Ohio

By: James Allan Mackereth (1871-)

Book cover Ioläus The man that was a ghost

By: R. C. Lehmann (1856-1929)

Book cover The Vagabond and Other Poems from Punch

By: George W. Doneghy

Book cover The Old Hanging Fork and Other Poems

By: Maria L. Stewart

Book cover 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)

Book cover The Masque of the Elements

By: Thomas Cowherd (1817-1907)

Book cover The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales in Verse Together with Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects

By: William Stephen Pryer

Book cover Rowena & Harold A Romance in Rhyme of an Olden Time, of Hastyngs and Normanhurst

By: John D. Cossar

Book cover A Leaf from the Old Forest

By: Sallie Southall Cotten

Book cover The White Doe The Fate of Virginia Dare

By: J. C. Manning

Book cover The Death of Saul and other Eisteddfod Prize Poems and Miscellaneous Verses

By: Horace Smith (1836-1922)

Book cover Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses

By: Theodore H. (Theodore Harding) Rand (1835-1900)

Book cover Song-waves

By: Jean McKishnie Blewett (1862-1934)

Chore Time by Jean McKishnie Blewett Chore Time

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)

Book cover 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)

Book cover Songs from the Southland

By: Thomas Runciman (1841-1909)

Book cover Songs, Sonnets & Miscellaneous Poems

By: Unknown

Poems Every Child Should Know by Unknown 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 by Unknown Beowulf

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...

By: Various

37 American Poems by Various 37 American Poems

Here are 37 distinctively American poems, covering the mid-17th – early 20th Centuries, from Anne Bradstreet to Dorothy Parker’s sole PD work.

By: Unknown

Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection by Unknown Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection

This collection includes 40 different Christmas carols collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson, the creator of The Hymns and Carols of Christmas website, a public-domain collection of Christmas music containing over 2,600 hymns, carols and songs.

By: Various

Short Poetry Collection by Various Short Poetry Collection

Short Poetry Collection 001: a collection of 29 public-domain poems.

Long Poems Collection by Various Long Poems Collection

Long Poems Collection 1: a collection of 5 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length.

Romantic Poetry by Various Romantic Poetry

A collection of romantic poems for St Valentine’s day.

By: Unknown

African-American Collection, July 2007 by Unknown African-American Collection, July 2007

This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson’s collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.

By: Various

Hymns of the Christian Church by Various Hymns of the Christian Church

A collection of classic Christian hymns spanning the centuries. Some of the hymns are read; others are sung.

By: Unknown

Cathay by Unknown Cathay

The Cathay poems appeared in a slim volume in 1915. They are, in effect, Ezra Pound’s English translations/ interpretations from notebooks written by the Japanese scholar Ernest Fenollosa. Pound, not knowing any Chinese or Japanese at all, promptly created a new and somewhat complex style of translation, as he had done with words from several other languages. The Cathay poems are primarily written by the Chinese poet Li Po, refered to throughout these translations as Rihaku, the Japanese form of his name...

Folk Ballad Collection by Unknown Folk Ballad Collection

First collection of sung and spoken folk ballads (13 in collection).

By: Anonymous

The Real Mother Goose by Anonymous The Real Mother Goose

A heartwarming collection of nursery rhymes that will take you back to your childhood!

Eirik the Red's Saga by Anonymous 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.

By: Unknown

Wedding Poems by Unknown Wedding Poems

In honor of Kristin and Corey’s wedding (April 2006) we’ve recorded a selection of wedding-themed poems. Congratulations, you two!

By: Various

Hymn Collection by Various Hymn Collection

A selection of twenty hymns sung in this recording.

30 American Poems by Various 30 American Poems

This is a sequel of sorts to 37 American Poems, one of my first solos. Concentration here is on late 19th to early 20th Century works by US poets.

Local Color Collection by Various Local Color Collection

In this celebration of diversity, learn about the myriad histories and cultures behind our volunteers.


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