Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch by William Wordsworth. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 2, 2011.

In 1842 the government awarded Wordsworth a civil list pension amounting to £300 a year. With the death in 1843 of Robert Southey, Wordsworth became the Poet Laureate. He initially refused the honour, saying he was too old, but accepted when Prime Minister Robert Peel assured him "you shall have nothing required of you" (he became the only laureate to write no official poetry). When his daughter, Dora, died in 1847, his production of poetry came to a standstill. (Summary from Wikipedia) (0 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by BDD 1:25 Read by Bryan Davis
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by CB 1:26 Read by Carol Box
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by DL 1:31 Read by David Lawrence
Old Man Travelling, Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by FS 1:40 Read by fshort
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by GB 1:34 Read by Garth Burton
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by GC 1:28 Read by Snapdragon
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by GHS 1:31 Read by Algy Pug
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by JCM 1:25 Read by Jason Mills
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by KGB 1:30 Read by Kalynda
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by LAH 1:32 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by LLB 1:33 Read by Lewis
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by LLW 1:51 Read by Leonard Wilson
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by MG 1:53 Read by Martin Geeson
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by PJW 1:32 Read by Patrick Wallace
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by PMM 1:33 Read by Peter Makus
Old Man Travelling; Animal Tranquillity and Decay, a Sketch - Read by RN 1:46 Read by ravenotation