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Richard Wagner

The legend of Tannhäuser, the Minstrel Knight who, having betrayed his love for the virtuous Elizabeth by dallying in the Venusberg, re…

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers

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George Gordon, Lord Byron

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers was first published anonymously in 1809 with Byron only identified as the author in the 2nd edition. Byro…

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto III

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George Gordon, Lord Byron

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818. The poem describ…

Poems of Pilgrimage

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Thomas Hardy

A short collection of poems by Thomas Hardy describing his feelings when visiting various places of historic interest in Italy and Switzerla…

Admirals All

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Sir Henry Newbolt

A short collection of poems on Naval and other military themes by the English poet and military historian Sir Henry Newbolt published in1897…

Introduction and Dramatis Personae

In Athaliah

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Jean Racine

This play, with which Racine's dramatic career fittingly concluded, was composed for semi-private performance by the young ladies of the Col…

The Common Reader

In The Common Reader

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Virginia Woolf

A collection of essays by Virginia Woolf, some of which originally appeared in the Times Literary Supplement or the Dial, and others were or…

The Dedication

In The Temple

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George Herbert

George Herbert was one of the so-called Metaphysical Poets, along with John Donne and Andrew Marvel, and The Temple: Sacred Poems and Privat…