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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…

Miss Bracegirdle and Others

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Stacy Aumonier


A 1923 collection of tales by the British author Stacy Aumonier (1877–1928), described by John Galsworthy as "one of the best short-sto…

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 Farmer's Bride (Version 2)

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Charlotte Mew


A powerful collection of short poems published in 1921 by the English poet Charlotte Mew (1869–1928). Lauded during her lifetime by luminari…

The Voice

In Short Poetry Collection 206

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Thomas Hardy


This is a collection of 80 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for July 2020.

The Ruined Maid

In Short Poetry Collection 227

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Thomas Hardy


This is a collection of 44 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for April 2022.