Astrophel and Other Poems

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A collection of poems by the English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, first published in 1904 and dedicated to the artist and designer William Morris.

The first poem is a tribute to the Elizabethan poet Sir Philip Sidney and his sonnet sequence Astrophil and Stella.

(Summary by Alan Mapstone) (3 hr 43 min)


Astrophel 9:32 Read by Alan Mapstone
A Nympholept 23:01 Read by Lauren Fontaine
On the South Coast 13:22 Read by laurakgibbs
An Autumn Vision 16:39 Read by Lauren Fontaine
A Swimmer's Dream 7:51 Read by laurakgibbs
Grace Darling 9:45 Read by laurakgibbs
Loch Torridon 10:23 Read by Lauren Fontaine
The Palace of Pan 4:04 Read by Agnes Robert Behr
A Year's Carols 5:46 Read by Agnes Robert Behr
England: an Ode 8:00 Read by Alan Mapstone
Eton: an Ode 3:47 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Union 2:10 Read by Alan Mapstone
East to West 1:47 Read by ErinK
Inscriptions for the Four Sides of a Pedestal 2:31 Read by Alan Mapstone
On the Death of Richard Burton 4:10 Read by Alan Mapstone
Elegy 10:48 Read by laurakgibbs
A Sequence of Sonnets on the Death of Robert Browning 8:40 Read by Alan Mapstone
Sunset and Moonrise 1:39
Birthday Ode 3:06 Read by LuMiness
Threnody 3:11
The Ballad of Melicertes 3:20 Read by laurakgibbs
Au Tombeau de Banville 1:15 Read by Sonia
Light: an Epicide 2:57
Threnody 2:36
A Dirge 1:25 Read by Agnes Robert Behr
A Reminicence 1:19 Read by Agnes Robert Behr
Via Dolorosa 9:04 Read by laurakgibbs
In Memory of Aurelio Saffi 7:23 Read by laurakgibbs
The Festival of Beatrice 1:18 Read by Lauren Fontaine
The Monument of Giordano Bruno 2:31 Read by laurakgibbs
Life in Death 1:14
Epicede 4:19
Memorial Verses on the Death of William Bell Scott 6:23 Read by laurakgibbs
An Old Saying 1:22 Read by laurakgibbs
A Moss-Rose 1:15 Read by mleigh
To a Cat 3:39 Read by mleigh
Hawthorn Dyke 1:15 Read by Larry Wilson
The Brothers 4:38 Read by LuMiness
Jacobite Song 3:40 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Ballad of Dead Men's Bay 7:19 Read by Alan Mapstone
Dedication 4:57 Read by Larry Wilson