Eighteenth Century Poetry and Prose

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A collection of prose and poetry written principally in the 18th Century. These works of world literature are written in the English language or are in English translation. (Summary by Alan Davis Drake)

NOTE: Poem 35, “Hills of Home,” was written around 1922 and is therefore not an 18th Century poem. (1 hr 53 min)


Spleen, The: A Pindarik Poem 9:09 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
There's No To-Morrow 1:47 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Inner Vision, The 1:19 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
London 0:58 Read by Anne Cheng
Composed upon Westminster Bridge 1:08 Read by Anne Cheng
Red, Red, Rose, A 1:12 Read by Alexander Hughson
Letter to Lord Chesterfield 3:23 Read by Michael Dalling
Day of Judgment, The 2:22 Read by T. Wellington
Wrestling Jacob 3:29 Read by T. Wellington
Cradle Hymn, A 3:15 Read by T. Wellington
Care for the Lowest 2:05 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Love's Secret 1:04 Read by Jane Greensmith
One and Twenty 1:52 Read by zhiodd
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud 1:33 Read by Zaxy
Speech in Commons on India, 1783 5:16 Read by Michael Dalling
Crucifixion to the World by the Cross of Christ 1:31 Read by T. Wellington
Debtor to Mercy Alone 1:37 Read by T. Wellington
Shepherd Boy Sings in the Valley of Humiliation, The 1:09 Read by T. Wellington
Ode on a Grecian Urn 3:26 Read by David Federman
Kubla Khan 3:24 Read by David Federman
Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General, A 2:17 Read by David Federman
One and Twenty 2:03 Read by David Federman
On A Favorite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes 2:47 Read by David Federman
Poison Tree, A 1:22 Read by David Federman
Prometheus 3:46 Read by David Federman
Origin of Trades, The 4:01 Read by David Federman
Copernican System, The 3:06 Read by David Federman
Portrait, A 9:32 Read by Rhonda Federman
To The Poor 2:19 Read by Rhonda Federman
Moon 1:52 Read by Esmerelda Jones
Garden of Love 0:58 Read by Caroline Schumacher
On Virtue 2:09 Read by Rhonda Federman
Introduction to Songs of Innocence 1:12 Read by Joanna Polisena
Without Distinction 0:43 Read by Joanna Polisena
Hills of Home 0:54 Read by Joanna Polisena
Young and Old 1:06 Read by Joanna Polisena
Nightingale and the Glow-Worm, The 1:46 Read by Carol Stripling
Had I a Heart for Falsehood Framed 1:26 Read by David Federman
Solitude 1:45 Read by Rhonda Federman
If Lawyer's Hand is Fee'd 1:06 Read by Rhonda Federman
Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog 2:13 Read by Rhonda Federman
Sonnet I 1:36 Read by Rhonda Federman
To Ruin 2:06 Read by Rhonda Federman
Mathematical Problem in Verse, A 1:55 Read by David Federman
Glove, The 3:18 Read by David Federman
Lamb, The 1:34 Read by Carol Stripling
Light Shining Out of Darkness 1:58 Read by Carol Stripling
Man Frail and God Eternal 2:02 Read by T. Wellington