Saint Distaffs day, or the morrow after Twelfth day

Robert HERRICK (1591 - 1674)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 different recordings of Saint Distaff's Day, or the Morrow After Twelfth Day, by Robert Herrick. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of January 6th, 2008.

What is St. Distaff's Day? Historically, it was the day after the Christmas festivals ended (the 12 days of Christmas), and most women went back to work with their spinning… but it was also a day of pranks and horsing around. Additional information can be found in Chambers' Book of Days.

Genre(s): Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Version 1 Caitlin Teresa
00:00:54
Play 02 Version 2 Betsie Bush
00:00:58
Play 03 Version 3 Sarah Jennings
00:00:47
Play 04 Version 4 Kristin LeMoine
00:01:03
Play 05 Version 5 Sibella Denton
00:00:44
Play 06 Version 6 Kara Shallenberg
00:00:50
Play 07 Version 7 Jc Guan
00:01:03
Play 08 Version 8 Mary Mac
00:00:53
Play 09 Version 9 Esther
00:00:48
Play 10 Version 10 Lee Ann Howlett
00:00:59
Play 11 Version 11 Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:01:05
Play 12 Version 12 Kristin Hughes
00:00:53
Play 13 Version 13 Clarica
00:00:53
Play 14 Version 14 Shurtagal
00:00:42