How Salvator Won and Other Recitations

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox is an American poet known for her popular lyrics that capture positive and uplifting themes. This volume is quite diverse, including the concluding piece that is read as a little play. Her preface to expresses the unique character of this collection. “I am constantly urged by readers and impersonators to furnish them with verses for recitation. In response to this ever-increasing demand I have selected, for this volume, the poems which seem suitable for such a purpose. In making my collection I have been obliged to use, not those which are among my best efforts in a literary or artistic sense, but those which contain the best dramatic possibilities for professionals. Several of the poems are among my earliest efforts, others were written expressly for this book. In “Meg’s Curse,” which has never before been in print, and in several others, I ignored all rules of art for the purpose of giving the public reader a better chance to exercise his elocutionary powers.- Summary by Larry Wilson (2 hr 59 min)


Preface 1:21 Read by Larry Wilson
How Salvator Won 3:50 Read by Jstark523
The Gossips 4:16 Read by Ken Masters
Platonic 1:40 Read by Julian Pratley
Solitude 1:36 Read by Jenn Broda
Grandpa’s Christmas 5:27 Read by Ken Masters
After the Engagement 2:11 Read by Julian Pratley
The Watcher 2:11 Read by Tommy Hersant
False 3:47 Read by Ken Masters
The Phantom Ball 2:10 Read by Jenn Broda
The Kingdom of Love 2:40 Read by Larry Wilson
Under the Sheet 2:49 Read by Stefan Von Blon
His Youth 4:06 Read by Stefan Von Blon
Wanted—a Little Girl 1:20 Read by Julian Pratley
Two Sinners 1:52 Read by Larry Wilson
Meg’s Curse 6:10 Read by Tommy Hersant
A Fable 2:04 Read by Julian Pratley
The Way of It 2:09 Read by Tommy Hersant
The Suicide 4:35 Read by Michele Fry
''Now I Lay Me'' 1:12 Read by Larry Wilson
The Messenger 2:51 Read by bdanzige
Illogical 2:07 Read by Stefan Von Blon
A Servian Legend 4:19 Read by Alan Mapstone
Peek-a-boo 1:51 Read by Jenn Broda
The Falling of Thrones 1:48 Read by Alan Mapstone
Her Last Letter 3:30 Read by Julian Pratley
Babyland 2:32 Read by Jenn Broda
Fishing 1:28 Read by ThoughtfulWilderness
The Old Stage Queen 2:42 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Princess’s Finger Nail 3:11 Read by Sarah Brown
A Baby in the House 1:20 Read by Julian Pratley
The Foolish Elm 1:43 Read by Julian Pratley
Robin’s Mistake 1:19 Read by ThoughtfulWilderness
New Year Resolve 1:55 Read by Michele Fry
What We Want 1:45 Read by Julian Pratley
Two Glasses 2:36 Read by ThoughtfulWilderness
A Pin 2:21 Read by Sarah Brown
Breaking the Day in Two 1:31 Read by Jenn Broda
The Rape of the Mist 1:43 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Maniac 4:50 Read by Stefan Von Blon
What Is Flirtation 1:36 Read by Tommy Hersant
How Does Love Speak 2:33 Read by Larry Wilson
As You Go Through Life 1:26 Read by Larry Wilson
Memory's River 2:46 Read by tinazhang
The Lady and the Dame 2:46 Read by Michele Fry
A Married Coquette 3:56 Read by Julian Pratley
A Plea 2:50 Read by Alan Mapstone
Summer Girl 2:13 Read by tinazhang
The Beautiful Blue Danube 3:21 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Birth of the Opal 1:37 Read by Jenn Broda
Sounds From the Base-ball Field 2:07 Read by Alan Mapstone
A Waltz-Quadrille 2:34 Read by Jenn Broda
Answered 2:29 Read by Stefan Von Blon
The Sign-board 2:28 Read by Alan Mapstone
About May 1:29 Read by Larry Wilson
The Giddy Girl 2:24 Read by Jenn Broda
Dell and I 1:50 Read by Julian Pratley
Vanity Fair 2:26 Read by Alan Mapstone
A Girl’s Autumn Reverie 1:31 Read by Sarah Brown
Gethsemane 1:54 Read by Larry Wilson
The Coming Man 2:07 Read by Alan Mapstone
A Man’s Repentance 2:48 Read by Alan Mapstone
Dick’s Family 23:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers