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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…

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…

Tannhäuser

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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…

Poems Concerning the Slave Trade

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Robert Southey


Robert Southey, a future Poet Laureate, was born in Bristol, one of the principal ports in England for the slave trade. He wrote these poems…

Selection from Poems

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Alexander Pushkin


Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is often called "the father of Russian literature". He was the first great poet to write in Russian …

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…

Poems (Version 2)

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Wilfred Owen


The English poet Wilfred Owen was killed on 4th November 1918 just seven days before the Armistice which ended the First World War. This boo…

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…

German - In der Fremde

In Multilingual Short Works Collection 018 - Poetry & Prose

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Joseph von Eichendorff


This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). Al…

Verses 1-19

In Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto IV

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Lord Byron and George Gordon, Lord Byron


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

After Reading Psalms xxxix, xl, etc.

In Short Poetry Collection 115

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Thomas Hardy


This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2012.

Act 4

In Earth Spirit

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Frank Wedekind


Earth Spirit (1895) (Erdgeist) is a play by the German dramatist Frank Wedekind. It forms the first part of his pairing of 'Lulu' plays (the…

How Siegfried Journeyed Homeward With His Wife.

In Nibelungenlied

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translated by Daniel B. Shumway


The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfri…

20 - Book First, Chapters 5 to 10. Of the kingdom of Mausul. Of the great city …

In The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, concerning the kingdoms and marvels o…

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Rustichello da Pisa and Rustichello Da Pisa


"Books of the Marvels of the World" or "Description of the World" (Divisament dou monde), also nicknamed "Il Milion…

The Outland Trails

In Songs of the Outlands: Ballads of the Hoboes and Other Verse

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Henry Herbert Knibbs


A poetry collection. The poem "Out There Somewhere" was extensively quoted in and was the basis for Edgar Rice Burroughs' story &q…