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The Book of Common Prayer, 1662: selections

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The Parliament of England and The Parliament Of England


The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) has for nearly 500 years provided the basis for Anglican and allied worship, not only in its English home bu…

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Version 2)

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Gerard Manley Hopkins


Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) was one of the most innovative of English Victorian poets, best known now for his vivid and original image…

Maud, and Other Poems (Version 2)

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Alfred Tennyson and Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Surely everyone knows “Maud”? Isn’t that the Victorian love song, where the man waits by the garden gate for his lover to appear for a secre…

Rhyme? And Reason? (Version 2)

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Lewis Carroll


An 1883 selection of Lewis Carroll's satirical and comic verse. The collection ranges from the well-known and well-loved The Hunting Of The …

A Child's Garden of Verses (Version 4)

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Robert Louis Stevenson


Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child's Garden of Verses is one of the most popular and loved collections of children’s verse of the 19th century…

The Christmas Tree: Christmas Eve in Germany and America

In Christmas Short Works Collection 2017

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Robert Chambers


This year's Christmas collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction features 29 readings in English, Lithuanian, Spanish and Romanian.