Cottage Poems

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Patrick Brontë (father of the famous Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anna) is mainly remembered as a father, reverend and teacher, but he also was a poet and a novelist. Cottage Poems, his first published work, he gives gentle spiritual advice and guidance to the community, colleagues and members of his congregation in the form of lyrical letters.

Even if one is simply interested in his daughters' works, it is still interesting to see where the sisters' inspiration to write may have come from. (Summary by Mary Kay) (1 hr 12 min)


Epistle to the Rev. J--- B---, Whilst Journeying for the Recovery of his Health. 7:54 Read by Larry Wilson
The Happy Cottagers. 7:23 Read by Jael Baldwin
The Rainbow. 6:28 Read by Amy Gramour
Winter-Night Meditations. 11:12 Read by Kathleen Moore
Verses Sent to a Lady on her Birthday. 3:35 Read by Kathleen Moore
The Irish Cabin. 10:31 Read by Oxenhandler
To the Rev. J. Gilpin, on his Improved Edition of the "Pilgrim's Progress." 4:02 Read by Larry Wilson
The Cottage Maid. 5:19 Read by Kathleen Moore
The Spider and the Fly. 2:29 Read by Jael Baldwin
Epistle to a Young Clergyman. 4:47 Read by Larry Wilson
Epistle to the Labouring Poor. 5:15 Read by Larry Wilson
The Cottager's Hymn. 3:59 Read by whimseyjenny32