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The World's Best Poetry, Volume 2: Love (Part 1)

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The second of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, includes a range of famous and influential love poems relating to such topics as admiration; love's nature; love's beginnings; and wooing and winning. It also includes an introductory essay by American poet John Vance Cheney (1848-1922). Summary by Tomas Peter. (6 hr 0 min)

Chapters

The Future of Poetry by John Vance Cheney

19:00

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When in the Chronicle of Wasted Time: Sonnet CVI by William Shakespeare

1:14

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Daybreak by Sir William Davenant

1:04

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Shall I Compare Thee?: Sonnet XVIII by William Shakespeare

1:15

Read by Lian Pang

The Portrait by Thomas Heywood

2:33

Read by Anusha Iyer

Give Place, Ye Lovers by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

2:09

Read by John Burlinson

To His Mistress, Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia by Sir Henry Wotton

1:28

Read by Sandra Schmit

The Forward Violet Thus Did I Chide: Sonnet XCIX by William Shakespeare

1:23

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There Is a Garden in Her Face: From 'An Houre's Recreation in Musicke,' 1606 by…

1:45

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Olivia: From 'Twelfth Night,' Act I. Sc. 5 by William Shakespeare

0:44

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Portia's Picture: From 'The Merchant of Venice,' Act III. Sc. 2 by William Shak…

1:09

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Song by Mark Akenside

1:54

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Triumph of Charis by Ben Jonson

2:25

Read by John Burlinson

Belinda: From 'The Rape of the Lock' by Alexander Pope

1:06

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Hero's Beauty: From the First Sestiad of 'Hero and Leander' by Christopher Marl…

2:58

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Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes: From 'The Forest' by Ben Jonson

1:09

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Eros Is Missing by Meleager

1:15

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A Violet in Her Hair by Charles Swain

1:16

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To Dianeme by Robert Herrick

0:53

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Rosalynd by Thomas Lodge

3:13

Read by John Burlinson

Disdain Returned by Thomas Carew

0:56

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To a Lady Admiring Herself in a Looking-Glass by Thomas Randolph

2:36

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Phillis Is My Only Joy by Sir Charles Sedley

1:20

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Constancy by Sir John Suckling

1:04

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A Vision of Beauty by Ben Jonson

0:50

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To the Princess Lucretia by Torquato Tasso

1:42

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My Lady by Dante Alighieri

1:22

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Vision of a Fair Woman, from the Ancient Erse of Elizabeth A. Sharp's 'Lyra Cel…

1:25

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Spring by Meleager

1:05

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Song by Walther von der Vogelweide

1:59

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The Girl of Cadiz by Lord Byron

3:27

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I Fear Thy Kisses, Gentle Maiden by Percy Bysshe Shelley

0:45

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A Budget of Paradoxes by John Martley

1:17

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Love Dissembled: From 'As You Like It,' Act III. Sc. 5 by William Shakespeare

2:15

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Her Likeness by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

1:16

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She Walks in Beauty: From 'Hebrew Melodies' by Lord Byron

1:39

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She Is Not Fair to Outward View by Hartley Coleridge

1:12

Read by John Burlinson

Verses Written in an Album by Thomas Moore

0:53

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To Roses in the Bosom of Castara by William Habington

1:17

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To Helen by Edgar Allan Poe

1:02

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On a Girdle by Edmund Waller

1:09

Read by John Burlinson

The White Rose (Sent by a Yorkish Lover to His Lancastrian Mistress) by Anonymo…

0:47

Read by Lian Pang

A Song by Thomas Carew

1:22

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Go, Lovely Rose by Edmund Waller

1:21

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Whenas in Silks My Julia Goes by Robert Herrick

0:44

Read by Lian Pang

O, Do Not Wanton with Those Eyes by Ben Jonson

1:00

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Black and Blue Eyes by Thomas Moore

1:23

Read by Anusha Iyer

Blue Eyes by John Keats

1:46

Read by John Burlinson

O, Saw Ye the Lass? by Richard Ryan

1:19

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A Health by Edward Coote Pinkney

1:55

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My Sweetheart's Face by John Allan Wyeth

1:00

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Her Guitar by Frank Dempster Sherman

2:25

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On Some Buttercups by Frank Dempster Sherman

1:19

Read by John Burlinson

O, Fairest of the Rural Maids! by William Cullen Bryant

1:47

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To a Lady (On Her Art of Growing Old Gracefully) by John James Piatt

0:39

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On the Road to Chorrera by Arlo Bates

1:23

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The Milking-Maid by Christina Georgina Rossetti

3:48

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Lovely Mary Donnelly by William Allingham

2:48

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The Irish Spinning-Wheel by Alfred Perceval Graves

2:05

Read by Craig Franklin

The Low-Backed Car by Samuel Lover

2:59

Read by Gaby

A Gage d'Amour by Austin Dobson

3:45

Read by Anusha Iyer

An Experience and a Moral by Frederick Swartwout Cozzens

2:50

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At the Church Gate by William Makepeace Thackeray

1:35

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Love: From 'The Merchant of Venice,' Act III. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare

0:48

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Love Is a Sickness by Samuel Daniel

1:00

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The Shepherd and the King by Robert Greene

2:26

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Love: From 'Hero and Leander' by Christopher Marlowe

1:18

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Love and Woman: From 'Love's Labour's Lost,' Act IV. Sc. 3 by William Shakespea…

5:09

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Ah, How Sweet: From 'Tyrannic Love,' Act IV. Sc. 1 by John Dryden

1:35

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Welcome, Welcome, Do I Sing by William Browne

1:40

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Love: From the 'Lay of the Last Minstrel,' Canto III by Sir Walter Scott

1:57

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Song by Sir Charles Sedley

1:42

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If It Be True That Any Beauteous Thing by Michelangelo

1:32

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Sonnet by George Chapman

1:22

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Love's Silence by Sir Philip Sidney

1:16

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When Will Love Come? by Pakenham Beatty

1:08

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Why? by Mary Louise Ritter

1:24

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The Annoyer by Nathaniel Parker Willis

1:59

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Three Loves by Lucy H. Hooper

1:07

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Love Scorns Degrees: From 'The Mountain of the Lovers' by Paul Hamilton Hayne

0:56

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Love Not Me for Comely Grace by Anonymous

1:03

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Light by Francis W. Bourdillon

0:49

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O Mistress Mine: From 'Twelfth Night,' Act II. Sc. 3 by William Shakespeare

1:28

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Philomela's Ode (That She Sung in Her Arbor) by Robert Greene

2:04

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A Fiction: How Cupid Made a Nymph Wound Herself with His Arrow by 'A.W.'

3:01

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Wishes for the Supposed Mistress by Richard Crashaw

3:19

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A Match by Algernon Charles Swinburne

2:20

Read by Sandra Schmit

My Choice by William Browne

1:48

Read by Craig Franklin

A Maiden's Ideal of a Husband: From 'The Contrivances' by Henry Carey

1:05

Read by Sandra Schmit

Rosalynd's Complaint by Thomas Lodge

1:46

Read by Lian Pang

Cupid Swallowed by Leigh Hunt

1:09

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Green Grow the Rashes O by Robert Burns

1:48

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Perfume by Edmund William Gosse

1:15

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Life by Lizzie M. Little

1:25

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Kate Temple's Song by Sir James Carnegie, Earl of Southesk

1:10

Read by Sandra Schmit

The First Kiss by Thomas Campbell

1:35

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Tell Me, My Heart, If This Be Love by George, Lord Lyttelton

1:29

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Athulf and Ethilda by Sir Henry Taylor

2:24

Read by John Burlinson

Blest as the Immortal Gods by Sappho

1:17

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I Dreamt I Saw Great Venus by Bion

1:39

Read by Anusha Iyer

Francesca da Rimini: From the 'Divina Commedia: Inferno' by Dante Alighieri

2:21

Read by Anusha Iyer

Dinna Ask Me by John Dunlop

1:12

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O Swallow, Swallow, Flying South: From 'The Princess' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

1:58

Read by Sandra Schmit

Song: From 'The Miller's Daughter' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

1:09

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If Doughty Deeds My Lady Please by Robert Graham of Gartmore

1:44

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The Kiss by Robert Herrick

1:51

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An Opal by Ednah Procter Clarke Hayes

1:07

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Cupid and Campaspe: From 'Alexander and Campaspe,' Act III. Sc. 5 by John Lyly

1:11

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Kisses by William Strode

0:50

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Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

1:03

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Kissing's No Sin by Anonymous

0:51

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Song of the Milkmaid: From 'Queen Mary' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

1:15

Read by Sandra Schmit

Comin' Through the Rye by Robert Burns

1:36

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Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad by Robert Burns

2:17

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Sonnet Upon a Stolen Kiss by George Wither

1:21

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Caprice by William Dean Howells

2:24

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Sly Thoughts by Coventry Patmore

0:48

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The Whistle by Robert Story

1:47

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Behave Yoursel' Before Folk by Alexander Rodger

2:28

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Smile and Never Heed Me by Charles Swain

1:07

Read by Sandra Schmit

The Dule's I' This Bonnet o' Mine (Lancashire Dialect) by Edwin Waugh

2:14

Read by Craig Franklin

A Spinster's Stint by Alice Cary

1:50

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The Telltale by Elizabeth Akers

4:13

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Love in the Valley by George Meredith

5:45

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Thoughts on the Commandments by George Augustus Baker

1:27

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The Love-Knot by Nora Perry

2:21

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The Chess-board by Robert Bulwer Lytton (Owen Meredith)

2:14

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Her Letter by Bret Harte

4:02

Read by Sonia

The Plaidie by Charles Sibley

1:05

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Kitty of Coleraine by Charles Dawson Shanly

1:22

Read by Sonia

Kitty Neil by John Francis Waller

2:13

Read by Sonia

The Little Milliner by Robert Buchanan

12:58

Read by Sandra Schmit

Atalanta's Race: From 'The Earthly Paradise' by William Morris

9:06

Read by Sonia

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe

1:32

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The Nymph's Reply by Sir Walter Raleigh

1:40

Read by Sandra Schmit

Golden Eyes by Rufinus

1:10

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Phillida and Corydon by Nicholas Breton

1:40

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The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington by Anonymous

2:47

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Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid? by Anonymous

1:04

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My Eyes! How I Love You by John Godfrey Saxe

1:31

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The Brookside by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

1:41

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The Little Red Lark by Alfred Perceval Graves

1:16

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Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

4:30

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Somebody by Anonymous

1:37

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The Exchange by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

0:46

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Love's Logic by Anonymous

2:06

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The Night-piece by Robert Herrick

1:16

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Sweet Meeting of Desires: From 'The Angel in the House' by Coventry Patmore

1:59

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Story of the Gate by T.H. Robertson

2:32

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Doris: A Pastoral by Arthur Joseph Munby

3:40

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Among the Heather by William Allingham

1:36

Read by Sandra Schmit

Rory O'More; or, All for Good Luck by Samuel Lover

2:38

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Cooking and Courting by Anonymous

2:53

Read by Sonia

Ca' the Yowes by Isabel Pagan

1:45

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The Siller Croun by Susanna Blamire

1:22

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Duncan Gray Cam' Here to Woo by Robert Burns

2:05

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How to Ask and Have by Samuel Lover

1:35

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Live in My Heart and Pay No Rent by Samuel Lover

1:34

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Widow Machree by Samuel Lover

1:59

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Widow Malone by Charles Lever

2:11

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I'm Not Myself at All by Samuel Lover

2:35

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I Prithee Send Me Back My Heart by Sir John Suckling

1:31

Read by Anusha Iyer

Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Anonymous

2:13

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The Courtin' by James Russell Lowell

4:52

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Popping Corn by Anonymous

2:11

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The Friar of Orders Gray by Thomas Percy

5:00

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The Hermit: From 'The Vicar of Wakefield' by Oliver Goldsmith

7:48

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The Laird o' Cockpen by Carolina Oliphant, Baroness Nairne

2:23

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Othello's Defence: From 'Othello,' Act I. Sc. 3 by William Shakespeare

3:37

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The Earl o' Quarterdeck: A New Old Ballad by George MacDonald

6:05

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Aux Italiens by Robert Bulwer Lytton (Owen Meredith)

6:19

Read by Sonia