The World's Best Poetry, Volume 6: Fancy and Sentiment (Part 2)


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The sixth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the second of two parts, includes a range of notable poems that deal with our own sensibilities and human qualities, covering subjects such as memory; thoughts and dreams; the figure of the poet; books; music; the arts; work and labor; contentment; rest; and sleep. - Summary by Tomas Peter (4 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Blest Memory: From 'The Pleasures of Memory' by Samuel Rogers 2:45 Read by Leanne Yau
Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1:14 Read by Tomas Peter
Pre-Existence by Paul Hamilton Hayne 2:17 Read by Tomas Peter
Once Before by Mary Mapes Dodge 2:21 Read by Sonia
A Lost Chord by Adelaide Anne Procter 1:35 Read by Leanne Yau
The Closing Year by George Denison Prentice 5:25 Read by Craig Franklin
Roma: From 'Poesie' by Giosuè Carducci 1:27 Read by Jason in Panama
There Is Such Power: From 'Sonnets in Shadow' by Arlo Bates 1:18 Read by Leanne Yau
Verses Supposed to be Written by Alexander Selkirk During His Solitary Abode in… 3:45 Read by Tomas Peter
Mignon's Song: From 'Wilhelm Meister' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1:42 Read by Sonia
Oft in the Stilly Night by Thomas Moore 1:35 Read by Sonia
On the Ruins of a Country Inn by Philip Freneau 2:47 Read by Craig Franklin
'T Is but a Little Faded Flower by Ellen Clementine Howarth 1:05 Read by Leanne Yau
The Brier-Wood Pipe by Charles Dawson Shanly 4:49 Read by Leanne Yau
Memory and Oblivion by Macedonius 0:44 Read by Leanne Yau
The Inner Vision by William Wordsworth 1:22 Read by Jason in Panama
Thought by Christopher Pearse Cranch 2:03 Read by Sonia
Dream-Life: From 'Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of' by Pedro Calderón 2:18 Read by Tomas Peter
My Minde to Me a Kingdom Is by Sir Edward Dyer 4:29 Read by Sonia
To One Who Had Scoffed at the Poet's Poverty by Martial 1:28 Read by Craig Franklin
Of a Contented Spirit by Thomas, Lord Vaux 1:48 Read by Jason in Panama
A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever: From 'Endymion,' Book I by John Keats 2:00 Read by Craig Franklin
The Sower and his Seed by William E.H. Lecky 1:17 Read by Jason in Panama
Æsop by Andrew Lang 2:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Indirection by Richard Realf 2:29 Read by Sonia
Proem by Madison Cawein 1:31 Read by Tomas Peter
The Poet of Nature: From 'Festus' by Philip James Bailey 1:20 Read by Craig Franklin
Above the Clouds by Joaquin Miller 1:03 Read by Jason in Panama
The Poet's Impulse: From 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage,' Canto III by Lord Byron 1:47 Read by Craig Franklin
Impression by Edmund Gosse 2:11 Read by Sonia
The Ancient and Modern Muses by Francis Turner Palgrave 1:49 Read by Jason in Panama
On his 'Sonnets of the Wingless Hours' by Eugene Lee-Hamilton 1:15 Read by Leanne Yau
The Poet of To-day by Sarah Jane Lippincott (Grace Greenwood) 1:58 Read by Craig Franklin
Unknown Poets: From 'The Excursion,' Book I by William Wordsworth 1:24 Read by Craig Franklin
The Ballad of Prose and Rhyme by Austin Dobson 2:10 Read by Sonia
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer by John Keats 1:21 Read by Jason in Panama
The Odyssey (Prefacing the Butcher-Lang Translation) by Andrew Lang 1:17 Read by Craig Franklin
Sonnet: From 'Astrophel and Stella' by Sir Philip Sidney 1:27 Read by Leanne Yau
The Singer of One Song by Henry Augustin Beers 1:16 Read by Leanne Yau
The Sonnet by Richard Watson Gilder 1:13 Read by Leanne Yau
An Autograph by James Russell Lowell 0:53 Read by Craig Franklin
Art by Sir Gilbert Parker 2:18 Read by Jason in Panama
Broken Music by Thomas Bailey Aldrich 2:01 Read by Leanne Yau
The Modern Poet (A Song of Derivations) by Alice Meynell 1:53 Read by Tomas Peter
The Jester's Plea by Frederick Locker-Lampson 3:07 Read by Jason in Panama
Verses Why Burnt by Walter Savage Landor 0:37 Read by Leanne Yau
Sweet Nature's Voice: From 'Susan: A Poem of Degrees' by Arthur Joseph Munby 4:13 Read by Sonia
Genius by Richard Henry Hengist Horne 1:47 Read by Craig Franklin
One Day I Wrote her Name: From 'Amoretti,' Sonnet LXXV by Edmund Spenser 1:34 Read by Sonia
The Poet's Death: From 'The Lay of the Last Minstrel,' Canto V by Sir Walter Sc… 2:32 Read by Jason in Panama
Thy Songs and Mine by Julia C.R. Dorr 1:26 Read by Tomas Peter
The Sharing of the Earth by J.C. Friedrich von Schiller 2:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Immortality of Genius by Sextus Propertius 2:15 Read by Sonia
Written on a Fly-Leaf of Theocritus by Maurice Thompson 1:04 Read by Craig Franklin
Books: From 'The Kaléder of Sheperdes,' 1528 by Anonymous 0:51 Read by Sonia
The Scholar: From 'Edwin the Fair' by Sir Henry Taylor 1:17 Read by Jason in Panama
The Book-Stall by Clinton Scollard 1:31 Read by Leanne Yau
Books by John Higgins 0:39 Read by Leanne Yau
Influence of Music: From 'King Henry Eighth,' Act III. Sc. 1 by William Shakesp… 0:57 Read by Leanne Yau
Music: From 'The Merchant of Venice,' Act V. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare 2:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
To —— by Percy Bysshe Shelley 0:47 Read by Leanne Yau
The Cello by Richard Watson Gilder 1:22 Read by Leanne Yau
A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day, 1687 by John Dryden 3:58 Read by Tomas Peter
The Spell by Paul Verlaine 1:21 Read by Tomas Peter
The Passions (An Ode for Music) by William Collins 6:59 Read by Sonia
Invocation: From 'The Davideis' by Abraham Cowley 1:52 Read by Craig Franklin
Alexander's Feast; or, The Power of Music (An Ode) by John Dryden 9:51 Read by Tomas Peter
Beethoven's Third Symphony by Richard Hovey 1:20 Read by Jason in Panama
Pan in Wall Street by Edmund Clarence Stedman 4:57 Read by Tomas Peter
On an Intaglio Head of Minerva by Thomas Bailey Aldrich 3:02 Read by Jason in Panama
The Artist by Arthur Grissom 1:29 Read by Sonia
A Painted Fan by Louise Chandler Moulton 1:39 Read by Sonia
On a Fan that Belonged to the Marquise de Pompadour (Ballade) by Austin Dobson 1:58 Read by Tomas Peter
Hack and Hew by Bliss Carman 2:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Axe: From 'Malcolm's Katie' by Isabella Valancy Crawford 2:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Labor by Frances Sargent Osgood 3:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Song of the Lower Classes by Ernest Charles Jones 2:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
'The Man with the Hoe' by Edwin Markham 3:30 Read by Sonia
'The Man with the Hoe' (A Reply) by John Vance Cheney 3:12 Read by Sonia
Corn-Law Hymn by Ebenezer Elliott 1:18 Read by Jason in Panama
For a' That and a' That by Robert Burns 2:52 Read by Tomas Peter
The Good Time Coming by Charles Mackay 3:09 Read by Jason in Panama
The Lotus-Eaters by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 12:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Delay by Charlotte Fiske Bates 1:16 Read by Craig Franklin
The Happy Heart: From 'Patient Grissell,' Act I. Sc. 1 by Thomas Dekker 1:44 Read by Tomas Peter
The Cobbler and the Financier by Jean de La Fontaine 3:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Labor Done: From 'Song of the Bell' by J.C. Friedrich von Schiller 3:08 Read by Craig Franklin
Haste Not! Rest Not! by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1:53 Read by Jason in Panama
Work by Henry van Dyke 1:14 Read by Craig Franklin
A Wish by Abraham Cowley 1:46 Read by Jason in Panama
Contentment by Joshua Sylvester 1:46 Read by Sonia
Content: From 'Farewell to Follie,' 1617 by Robert Greene 1:25 Read by Sonia
Song by John Bunyan 0:58 Read by Jason in Panama
In Prison by Sir Roger L'Estrange 2:27 Read by Craig Franklin
Cleon and I by Charles Mackay 1:51 Read by Jason in Panama
The Wants of Man by John Quincy Adams 3:42 Read by Tomas Peter
Contentment ('Man Wants but Little Here Below') by Oliver Wendell Holmes 3:53 Read by Sonia
Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 5:02 Read by Tomas Peter
To All in Haven by Philip Bourke Marston 1:23 Read by Craig Franklin
A Woman's Wish by Mary Ashley Townsend 1:52 Read by Leanne Yau
The World and the Quietist by Matthew Arnold 2:08 Read by Sonia
Rest by Margaret L. Woods 1:36 Read by Tomas Peter
Invocation to Sleep: From 'Valentinian' by John Fletcher 0:54 Read by Leanne Yau
Sleep by Dr. John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) 0:40 Read by Leanne Yau
Sleep: From 'Astrophel and Stella' by Sir Philip Sidney 1:36 Read by Tomas Peter
Sleep: From 'Second Part of Henry IV,' Act III. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare 2:33 Read by Tomas Peter
Sleeplessness by William Wordsworth 1:13 Read by Leanne Yau
Watching (In Burmah) by Emily Chubbuck Judson 3:28 Read by Craig Franklin
The Voyage of Sleep by Arthur Wentworth Eaton 2:28 Read by Sonia
The Two Oceans by John Sterling 1:03 Read by Sonia
Ode to Sleep by Paul Hamilton Hayne 5:29 Read by Tomas Peter
The Fallen (In Memoriam, May 30) by John Vance Cheney 3:22 Read by Tomas Peter