By: James Williams (1851-1911)
|Briefless Ballads and Legal Lyrics Second Series|
By: Jared Barhite
|Our Profession and Other Poems|
By: Jean de Esque (1879-)
|Betelguese A Trip Through Hell|
By: Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)
Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks
Several of La Fontaine’s fables, translated into English by W. T. Larned.
Old Man and the Ass
LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Old Man and the Ass by Jean de La Fontaine. (There was no translator acknowledged in the text.) This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 7, 2013.Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages.According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo...
By: Jean M. Snyder
|A Little Window|
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: Jessie Belle Rittenhouse (1869-1948)
|The Second Book of Modern Verse; a selection from the work of contemporaneous American poets|
|The Little Book of Modern Verse; a selection from the work of contemporaneous American poets|
By: Jessie Duncan [Translator] Westbrook
By: Johan Olof Wallin (1779-1839)
|The Angel of Death|
By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
Faust, Part 1
Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature.This first part of Faust is not divided into acts, but is structured as a sequence of scenes in a variety of settings. After a dedicatory poem and a prelude in the theatre, the actual plot begins with a prologue in Heaven and Scene 1 in Faust's study.
Also known as the "Roman Elegies," Erotica Romana is von Goethe's literary tribute to human sexuality and eroticism. Written in 24 elegies to emulate classical Roman elegy writers such as Tibullus, Propertius, and Catullus, von Goethe creates a lyrical work of art that has often been subject to censorship.
|Faust — Part 1|
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him are extant.
|Faust; a Tragedy, Translated from the German of Goethe|
|Hermann and Dorothea|
By: John Buchan (1875-1940)
|The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies|
By: John Charles McNeill (1874-1907)
|Songs, Merry and Sad|
By: John Clare (1793-1864)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of November by John Clare. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 18, 2012John Clare was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be among the most important 19th-century poets. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self". (
By: John Courtenay (1738-1816)
|A Poetical Review of the Literary and Moral Character of the late Samuel Johnson (1786)|
By: John D. Cossar
|A Leaf from the Old Forest|
By: John Dryden (1631-1700)
|Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry|
By: John Gould Fletcher (1886-1950)
By: John Gower (1330?-1408)
|Confessio Amantis, or, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins|
By: John Gray (1866-1934)
By: John Greenleaf Whittier
Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl
A 750-line idyllic poem about a snow-storm from the narrator’s childhood.
|Snow-Bound A Winter Idyll|
John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the Fireside Poets, Whittier was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.
|The Works of Whittier, Volume III (of VII) Anti-Slavery Poems and Songs of Labor and Reform|
|Anti-Slavery Poems I. From Volume III., the Works of Whittier: Anti-Slavery Poems and Songs of Labor and Reform|
|Anti-Slavery Poems III. From Volume III., the Works of Whittier: Anti-Slavery Poems and Songs of Labor and Reform|