By: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
The Lady of the Lake
The scene of the following Poem is laid chiefly in the vicinity of Loch Katrine, in the Western Highlands of Perthshire. The time of Action includes Six Days, and the transactions of each Day occupy a Canto.
By: Smyrnaeus Quintus (4th century)
|The Fall of Troy|
By: Sophia Margaretta Hensley (1866-1913)
|A Woman's Love Letters|
By: Sophocles (c. 497 BC - c. 406 BC)
Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence.
This is the final installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliberately breaks the laws of Thebes when she buries her brother's body and is sentenced to death. She clashes with Creon, the King of Thebes, over what constitutes justice and morality: the laws of the state or the laws of the individual.
By: Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
War is Kind (collection)
Published in 1899, just a year before his death, War Is Kind by Stephen Crane evokes again the dark imagery of war which made his fortune in The Red Badge Of Courage. Unlike that book, this collection leaves the battlefield itself behind to explore the damage war does to people’s hearts and minds. Reeking of dashed hopes, simultaneously sympathetic with the victims of war and cynical about the purposes of war, Crane implicitly criticizes the image of the romantic hero and asks if Love can survive...
By: Stephen Hawes (-1523)
|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)|
|The Example of Vertu The Example of Virtue|
|The cõforte of louers The Comfort of Lovers|
|The Conuercyon of swerers (The Conversion of Swearers)|
By: Stephen Langdon (1876-1937)
|The Epic of Gilgamish A Fragment of the Gilgamish Legend in Old-Babylonian Cuneiform|
By: Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943)
A Selection from Young Adventure, A Book of Poems
Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer and novelist. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown’s Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, “The Devil and Daniel Webster” and “By the Waters of Babylon”. It was a line of Benét’s poetry that gave the title to Dee Brown’s famous history of the destruction of Native American tribes by the United States: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
By: Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)
Susan Coolidge was the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, who is best known for her What Katy Did series. This is the first of three volumes of her verse.
By: Susanna Moodie (1803-1885)
Roughing It in the Bush
'Roughing It In the Bush' is Susanna Moodie's account of how she coped with the harshness of life in the woods of Upper Canada, as an Englishwoman homesteading abroad. Her narrative was constructed partly as a response to the glowing falsehoods European land-agents were circulating about life in the New World. Her chronicle is frank and humorous, and was a popular sensation at the time of its publication in 1852.
|Enthusiasm and Other Poems|
By: T. W. H. Crosland (1865-1924)
|Little People: An Alphabet|
By: The Gawain Poet
Written in the 14th century by the Gawain poet, 'Pearl' is an elegiac poem reflecting on the death of a young daughter, pictured as a pearl lost in a garden. It is considered a masterpiece of Middle English verse, incorporating both the older tradition of alliterative poetry as well as rhyme, centered around the development of an intricately structured image. Sophie Jewett's translation from the Northern dialect of the original renders much of the poem's liveliness and beauty accessible to modern readers, whilst encouraging them to pursue their reading further, to read the original itself.This recording is dedicated to the memory of Pearl Jean Shearman, 1914-2012.
By: Theodore H. (Theodore Harding) Rand (1835-1900)
By: Theodosia Pickering Garrison (1874-1944)
|The Dreamers And Other Poems|
By: Théophile Gautier (1811-1872)
|Enamels and Cameos and other Poems|
By: Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)
|The Sisters' Tragedy|
By: Thomas Burke (1886-1945)
|Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse|
By: Thomas Cooper (1805-1892)
|The Baron's Yule Feast: A Christmas Rhyme|
By: Thomas Cowherd (1817-1907)
|The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales in Verse Together with Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects|
By: Thomas Crane (1843?-)
By: Thomas Gray (1716-1771)
|Select Poems of Thomas Gray|
By: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Moments of Vision
Hardy claimed poetry as his first love, and published collections until his death in 1928. Although not as well received by his contemporaries as his novels, Hardy’s poetry has been applauded considerably in recent years. Most of his poems deal with themes of disappointment in love and life, and mankind’s long struggle against indifference to human suffering.
In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations
LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of "In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations" by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 30, 2013.Written during the First World War, this is a poem about love, war and their timelessness by one of the best Victorian novelists.
|Poems of the Past and the Present|
A collection of poetry by Thomas Hardy, some of which were previously published or adapted into his prose works.
|Late Lyrics and Earlier|
|Satires of Circumstance|
By: Thomas Hood (1799-1845)
There were scarcely any events in the life of Thomas Hood. One condition there was of too potent determining importance—life-long ill health; and one circumstance of moment—a commercial failure, and consequent expatriation. Beyond this, little presents itself for record in the outward facts of this upright and beneficial career, bright with genius and coruscating with wit, dark with the lengthening and deepening shadow of death.
By: Thomas James Wise (1859-1937)
|The Return of the Dead and Other Ballads|
|Queen Berngerd, The Bard and the Dreams and other ballads|
|Alf the Freebooter Little Danneved and Swayne Trost and other Ballads|
|Grimmer and Kamper The End of Sivard Snarenswayne and other ballads|
|King Diderik and the fight between the Lion and Dragon and other ballads|
|The Nightingale, the Valkyrie and Raven and other ballads|
|Brown William The Power of the Harp and Other Ballads|
|The Brother Avenged and Other Ballads|
|Little Engel a ballad with a series of epigrams from the Persian|
|Axel Thordson and Fair Valborg a ballad|
|The Expedition to Birting's Land and other ballads|
|Marsk Stig's Daughters and other Songs and Ballads|
|Hafbur and Signe a ballad|
|Niels Ebbesen and Germand Gladenswayne two ballads|
|Marsk Stig a ballad|
|Proud Signild and Other Ballads|
|Ermeline a ballad|
By: Thomas Morrison (1705-1778)
|A Pindarick Ode on Painting Addressed to Joshua Reynolds, Esq.|
By: Thomas Nash (1567-1601)
|The Choise of Valentines Or the Merie Ballad of Nash His Dildo|
By: Thomas Osborne Davis (1814-1845)
|Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry|
By: Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872)
|The Departing Soul's Address to the Body A Fragment of a Semi-Saxon Poem, Discovered Among the Archives of Worcester Cathedral|
By: Thomas Runciman (1841-1909)
|Songs, Sonnets & Miscellaneous Poems|
By: Thomas S. (Thomas Samuel) Jones (1882-1932)
By: Thomas S. Chard
|Across the Sea and Other Poems.|