The World's Best Poetry, Volume 9: Tragedy and Humor (Part 1)


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The ninth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, includes a trove of famous tragic poems set in different regions of the world, including Greece, Rome, the Orient, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Scotland, Ireland, England, America, and the sea. It ends off with a selection of mischievous poems about women and their proclivities. The collection also includes an introductory essay by folklore scholar Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). - Summary by Tomas Peter (6 hr 25 min)

Chapters

The Old Case of Poetry in a New Court by Francis Barton Gummere 22:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Iphigeneia and Agamemnon by Walter Savage Landor 4:07 Read by Sonia
The Sacrifice of Polyxena: From 'Hecuba' by Euripides 6:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Parrhasius by Nathaniel Parker Willis 10:01 Read by Tomas Peter
Lucius Junius Brutus over the Body of Lucretia: From 'Brutus' by John Howard Pa… 4:47 Read by Craig Franklin
The Roman Father: From 'Virginia' by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay 6:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Mark Antony, over the Body of Cæsar: From 'Julius Cæsar,' Act III. Sc. 2 by Wil… 10:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Sack of the City by Victor-Marie Hugo 2:10 Read by Tomas Peter
The Slaying of Sohrab: From 'Sohrab and Rustum' by Matthew Arnold 26:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Khamsin by Clinton Scollard 2:41 Read by Sonia
The Diver by Johann C.F. Schiller 11:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop by Robert Southey 5:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Countess Laura by George Henry Boker 21:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Othello's Remorse: From 'Othello,' Act V. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare 2:02 Read by Foon
The Trial of Beatrice: From 'The Cenci,' Act V by Percy Bysshe Shelley 13:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Fra Giacomo by Robert Buchanan 7:33 Read by Jason in Panama
Ginevra by Samuel Rogers 6:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Bernardo Del Carpio by Felicia Hemans 5:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Prisoner of Chillon by Lord Byron 19:12 Read by Foon
Before Sedan by Austin Dobson 1:52 Read by Foon
Ivàn Ivànovitch by Robert Browning 26:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Dagger of the Mind: From 'Macbeth,' Act II. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare 2:56 Read by Tomas Peter
The Murder: From 'Macbeth,' Act II. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare 5:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Twa Corbies by Anonymous 1:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Sack of Baltimore by Thomas Osborne Davis 6:04 Read by Sonia
The Rose and the Gauntlet by John Sterling 2:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Young Gray Head by Caroline Bowles Southey 21:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
High-Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire (Time, 1571) by Jean Ingelow 9:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Rizpah (17—) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 8:16 Read by Leanne Yau
The Dream of Eugene Aram by Thomas Hood 10:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
In the Engine-Shed by William Wilkins 7:01 Read by Craig Franklin
Revelry of the Dying by Bartholomew Dowling 3:29 Read by Craig Franklin
The Drummer-Boy's Burial by Anonymous 4:32 Read by Leanne Yau
Ramon (Refugio Mine, Northern Mexico) by Bret Harte 3:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
At the Cedars by Duncan Campbell Scott 2:52 Read by Sonia
The Sands o' Dee by Charles Kingsley 1:33 Read by Sonia
On the Loss of the Royal George (Written When the News Arrived, 1782) by Willia… 2:08 Read by Jason in Panama
The Three Fishers by Charles Kingsley 1:33 Read by Leanne Yau
Casabianca by Felicia Hemans 2:50 Read by Leanne Yau
The Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 4:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Second Mate by Fitz-James O'Brien 4:48 Read by Sonia
A Sea Story by Emily Henrietta Hickey 1:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Woman by Anonymous 0:47 Read by Sonia
The Women Fo'k by James Hogg 2:40 Read by Craig Franklin
Of a Certaine Man by Sir John Harrington 1:24 Read by Tomas Peter
Women's Chorus by Aristophanes 1:20 Read by Leanne Yau
The Wives of Weinsberg by Gottfried Augüst Bürger 4:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Sorrows of Werther by William Makepeace Thackeray 1:11 Read by Jason in Panama
The Well of St. Keyne by Robert Southey 3:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Belle of the Ball by Winthrop Mackworth Praed 5:41 Read by Tomas Peter
Echo and the Lover by Anonymous 1:54 Read by Jason in Panama
Echo by John Godfrey Saxe 2:14 Read by Craig Franklin
'Nothing to Wear' by William Allen Butler 19:33 Read by Tomas Peter
The Sea by Eva L. Ogden 1:40 Read by Leanne Yau
The Proud Miss MacBride: A Legend of Gotham by John Godfrey Saxe 9:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
On an Old Muff by Frederick Locker-Lampson 3:14 Read by Leanne Yau
How Paddy Got 'Under Government' by Anonymous 0:50 Read by Jason in Panama