Poems


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George Murray was a British poet, translator and scholar who lived out most of his life in Canada, where he was a classics master at a Montreal high school. In this collection, intermixed with his own original poetry, are Murray's translations of works by popular French poets like Victor Hugo, Alphonse de Lamartine, Alfred de Musset, Gérard de Nerval and Théophile Gautier, along with selections from Greek, Latin, Swedish and German authors. The volume was edited by "the grand old man of Canadian letters" and Montreal Gazette literary editor John Reade, who also provided the prefatory biographical memoir. - Summary by Tomas Peter (5 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Preface and Biographical Sketch 20:46 Read by Tomas Peter
How Canada Was Saved 7:35 Read by Sonia
Willie the Miner 8:18 Read by Joe Brenneman
To a Humming-bird in a Garden 2:53 Read by Joe Brenneman
The Pardoned Sin 3:32 Read by Larry Wilson
The Thistle: A Legendary Ballad 5:16 Read by Sonia
A Parable 2:13 Read by Jessi McDaniel
An Eastern Judge 1:48 Read by Jessi McDaniel
The Lake 3:23 Read by Tomas Peter
God's Heroes 1:20 Read by Sonia
A Legend of the Child Jesus (Written for a Child) 5:10 Read by Pierre Delcourt
The Time Will Come: Rondeau 0:54 Read by Tomas Peter
A Lesson of Mercy 1:22 Read by Joe Brenneman
The King and the Peasant 1:57 Read by Jessi McDaniel
The Story of Brother Paul 5:29 Read by Sonia
Robert Burns 6:15 Read by Tomas Peter
The Swiss Deserter 1:55 Read by Tomas Peter
A Dream About the Aspen 5:22 Read by Larry Wilson
Brotherly Love; or, The Site of King Solomon's Temple 5:37 Read by Larry Wilson
The Days That Are No More 5:31 Read by Larry Wilson
The Deaf Girl 2:02 Read by Joe Brenneman
The Neapolitans to Mozart 2:51 Read by Tomas Peter
The New Year's Night of an Unhappy Man 4:19 Read by Larry Wilson
The Sower 1:14 Read by Sonia
The Lamp of Hero 2:00 Read by Jessi McDaniel
The Funeral of a Village Girl 1:46 Read by Sonia
The Keeper's Son 3:49 Read by Sonia
Iphigenia at Aulis 2:56 Read by Sonia
After the Battle 4:20 Read by Sonia
The Madonna's Isle 3:18 Read by Jessi McDaniel
A Wild Flower 2:29 Read by Sonia
A Woman's Dream 1:49 Read by Ann Boulais
Remembrance 3:56 Read by Tomas Peter
Perhaps 2:38 Read by Joe Brenneman
If, Darling, with Melodious Lay 1:03 Read by Tomas Peter
The Lily and the Rose 1:23 Read by Sonia
Le muguet et la rose 1:15 Read by Sonia
Sonnet 1:05 Read by Jessi McDaniel
A Week in a Boy's Life 8:35 Read by Tomas Peter
A Fantasy 1:18 Read by Joe Brenneman
Forget Me Not 1:53 Read by Larry Wilson
Jacques 0:59 Read by Sonia
The Maiden of Otaheite 4:19 Read by Sonia
Une femme 1:06 Read by Sonia
A Woman 1:10 Read by Sonia
Delivered 1:58 Read by Tomas Peter
To Ninon 2:58 Read by Tomas Peter
In Futuro 2:02 Read by Joe Brenneman
A Dead Woman 1:36 Read by Tomas Peter
An Evening Scene 1:55 Read by Sonia
Christmas 1:15 Read by Larry Wilson
Memories 1:53 Read by Tomas Peter
Tit-for-Tat 0:55 Read by Jessi McDaniel
The Flower and the Butterfly 2:00 Read by Ann Boulais
To My Old Coat 1:47 Read by Sonia
A Ballad 1:20 Read by Sonia
Rondeau 0:49 Read by Sonia
The Grave and the Rose 0:48 Read by Tomas Peter
Ultima Spes Mortuorum 4:17 Read by Ann Boulais
The Grandmother 2:57 Read by Sonia
The Terrors of Death (Written on the Walls of a Carthusian Monastery) 2:45 Read by Tomas Peter
The Redbreast 1:00 Read by Sonia
The Angel and the Child 1:54 Read by Tomas Peter
What the Swallows Say 3:22 Read by Sonia
An Appeal for the Deaf and Dumb 2:47 Read by Tomas Peter
Gondolied 1:18 Read by Sonia
The Stranger 1:41 Read by Sonia
The Old Year 3:12 Read by Tomas Peter
The Horoscope 1:17 Read by Tomas Peter
The Hare and the Tortoise 1:12 Read by Sonia
'Beauty and the Beast' 1:39 Read by Tomas Peter
Prologue to 'The Merchant of Venice' 3:40 Read by Sonia
Vilikins and His Dinah 1:34 Read by Tomas Peter
Idem Latine Redditum 2:14 Read by Ann Boulais
A Farewell to the 'Guards' 3:19 Read by Tomas Peter
The Silken Sashes 1:57 Read by Tomas Peter
Desolation 0:53 Read by Tomas Peter
A Pauper Poet 1:57 Read by Sonia
A Ballad for Christmas-tide 1:43 Read by Tomas Peter
The Ballad of the Hopeless Man 3:11 Read by Sonia
A Story of King David 3:14 Read by Larry Wilson
At Lake Maholé 1:38 Read by Tomas Peter
From the French of Victor Hugo 0:58 Read by Tomas Peter
Translations from the Odes of Horace 5:43 Read by Kalynda
'For Valour' 1:03 Read by Tomas Peter
The Doves 0:52 Read by Jessi McDaniel
Knight Toggenburg 3:17 Read by Sonia
A Coup d'État: An Incident in the Night of December 4th, 1851 3:35 Read by Tomas Peter
An Old Song of a Youthful Time 1:47 Read by Tomas Peter
Margaret's Song (from 'Faust') 1:20 Read by Kalynda
The Wandering Jew 3:26 Read by Kalynda
The Avenged Crow 2:06 Read by Sonia
The Landlady's Daughter 1:22 Read by Tomas Peter
Two Pictures 1:29 Read by Sonia
Consolation 1:33 Read by Tomas Peter
A Handful of Epigrams 1:42 Read by Jessi McDaniel
Beneath a Picture 2:38 Read by Sonia
The Caravan 1:13 Read by Tomas Peter
Fame and Love 2:31 Read by Tomas Peter
The Spectre of the Rose 1:27 Read by Sonia
Coquetry 1:13 Read by Tomas Peter
Song 0:52 Read by Sonia
The Gentlemen Cricketers' Team 2:29 Read by Sonia
Flowers from the Greek Anthology 6:30 Read by Sonia
The Student's Wife 1:38 Read by Sandra Schmit
Song 1:11 Read by Tomas Peter
The Toilet of Constance 2:10 Read by Sonia
Le monde est méchant 1:42 Read by Tomas Peter
The Ballad of Jean Renaud 2:24 Read by Sonia
The Cid and the Jew 2:31 Read by Sandra Schmit
Welcome to Mark Twain 1:26 Read by Tomas Peter
Lord Roberts 1:11 Read by Tomas Peter
The Streamlet 1:38 Read by Sonia
The Eagle and the Kings 1:29 Read by Sonia
The Pilgrimage to Kevlaar 3:05 Read by Tomas Peter
The Leaf 1:03 Read by Sonia
My Neighbour's Curtain 0:48 Read by Tomas Peter
The Strike of the Smiths 12:30 Read by Sandra Schmit
When Children Sleep 1:32 Read by Sonia
A Thief (A Christmas Story) 5:10 Read by Larry Wilson
The Magic Bow 2:22 Read by Sonia
Noël 2:16 Read by Larry Wilson
The Black Point 0:56 Read by Tomas Peter
Present Help in Trouble 5:41 Read by Larry Wilson
The Blind Man 1:22 Read by Jessi McDaniel
À un passant 2:01 Read by Sonia
Chanson d'automne 1:02 Read by Tomas Peter
The Brook and the Ocean 0:53 Read by Jessi McDaniel
A Withered Nosegay 1:16 Read by Sonia
The Butterfly 0:54 Read by Sandra Schmit
The Death of Rolla 2:08 Read by Sonia
The Giant 4:42 Read by Sandra Schmit
For Aye 0:52 Read by Sonia
The Golden Dream 1:46 Read by Sandra Schmit
Whither? 1:30 Read by Tomas Peter