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Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

Read by Patrick Wallace


Robert Louis Stevenson


A classic of travel writing, this book recounts Stevenson's adventures on an extended walk through uplands and mountains in south-western Fr…

The Court and Character of King James whereunto Is Now Added the Court of King …

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Anthony Weldon


Gossipy exposés of shenanigans at the heart of government are nothing new. The author, Sir Anthony Weldon (1583–1648), was a courtier…

The Day of the Race, and The Race from Rowing by R C Lehmann

In Coffee Break Collection 027 - Sports

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Rudolph Chambers Lehmann


This is the 27th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read poems, fiction and non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes…

Lines, On Hearing That Lady Byron Was Ill, Read by PJW

In Lines, On Hearing That Lady Byron Was Ill

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George Gordon, Lord Byron


Here is a bitterly sarcastic poem wherein a jilted Lord Byron spits out his distain for his estranged wife, Lady Byron, laying a curse upon …

I Have Desired To Go - Read by PJW

In I Have Desired To Go

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Gerard Manley Hopkins


Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ was an English poet and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His…

Chapter IX - Watching the Duma at Work (Part 1)

In The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia

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Kellogg Durland


Kellogg Durland spent a year in Russia as a journalist in 1906, during a seminal period in Russian history. This is a highly interesting rea…

The Lesson

In The Five Nations Vol II

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Rudyard Kipling


Rudyard Kipling was the first English recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature and the youngest at the time to be so rewarded. His childre…

The Garden by Andrew Marvell

In Coffee Break Collection 019 - Plants and Flowers

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Andrew Marvell


The Librivox Coffee Break Collections are themed anthologies, selected and read by Librivox readers. Each short piece is fifteen minutes lon…

Pied Beauty - Read by PJW

In Pied Beauty

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Gerard Manley Hopkins


In the Author's Preface to Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, he describes this poem as Curtal-Sonnet "that is they are constructed in pro…

Fortunatus' Song - Read by PW

In Fortunatus' Song

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Alfred Austin


Not all of the English poets laureate have been the greatest masters of verse. Alfred Austin, who assumed this post after Alfred Lord Tenn…

The Narrative of a London Sneak or Common Thief by John Binney

In Coffee Break Collection 016 - Crime

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John Binney


This is the sixteenth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between about 3 and 15 minut…

Etiquette - Read by PJW

In Etiquette

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W. S. Gilbert


Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as t…

Stanzas Written In His Library - Read by PJW

In Stanzas Written in His Library

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Robert Southey


Poem #619 in The Book Of Georgian Verse, page 1110, published 1909. This poem seems so appropriate to what we do at LibriVox, surrounding ou…

Wanting is - What? - Read by PJW

In Wanting is - What?

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Robert Browning


Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His…

An Account of a Storm of Thunder and Lightening near Ludgvan in Cornwall by Rev…

In Coffee Break Collection 013 - Weather

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William Borlase


This is the thirteenth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in…