Satires of Circumstance, Lyrics and Reveries, with Miscellaneous Pieces

Thomas HARDY (1840 - 1928)

Published in 1914, this is a compilation of 107 poems by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), who is probably better known as the author of such famous novels as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd.

Similar to his novels, the underlying themes of the majority of the poems in this collection are death, departure and unfulfilled love, while the central piece is comprised of the 15 short "Satires of Circumstance," funny poems with a bittersweet touch.

The poems have been recorded by our trio of readers John Burlinson, Tomas Peter and Sonia. As an interesting touch, some poems can be considered short dramatic readings, and as such have been performed as dialogues.

Genre(s): Poetry, Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 In Front of the Landscape John Burlinson
00:05:58
Play 02 Channel Firing Sonia
00:02:02
Play 03 The Convergence of the Twain John Burlinson
00:03:57
Play 04 The Ghost of the Past Sonia
00:01:55
Play 05 After the Visit Sonia
00:01:28
Play 06 To Meet, or Otherwise John Burlinson
00:02:18
Play 07 The Difference John Burlinson
00:01:23
Play 08 The Sun on the Bookcase Sonia
00:01:00
Play 09 'When I set out for Lyonnesse' Sonia
00:01:05
Play 10 A Thunderstorm in Town John Burlinson
00:01:17
Play 11 The Torn Letter John Burlinson
00:02:49
Play 12 Beyond the Last Lamp Sonia
00:02:11
Play 13 The Face at the Casement Tomas Peter
00:03:15
Play 14 Lost Love Sonia
00:00:58
Play 15 'My Spirit will not haunt the mound' Sonia
00:00:56
Play 16 Wessex Heights John Burlinson
00:04:17
Play 17 In Death divided Sonia
00:01:39
Play 18 The Place on the Map Tomas Peter
00:02:17
Play 19 Where the Picnic was Sonia
00:01:18
Play 20 The Schreckhorn Sonia
00:01:10
Play 21 A Singer asleep Tomas Peter
00:04:07
Play 22 A Plaint to Man Sonia
00:01:55
Play 23 God's Funeral Sonia
00:04:43
Play 24 Spectres that grieve Sonia
00:01:46
Play 25 'Ah, are you digging on my grave?' Sonia
John Burlinson
00:02:06
Play 26 I. At Tea Sonia
00:01:03
Play 27 II. In Church Tomas Peter
00:01:15
Play 28 III. By her Aunt's Grave Sonia
00:01:01
Play 29 IV. In the Room of the Bride-elect Sonia
00:01:05
Play 30 V. At the Watering-place Tomas Peter
00:01:12
Play 31 VI. In the Cemetery Sonia
00:01:05
Play 32 VII. Outside the Window Tomas Peter
00:01:14
Play 33 VIII. In the Study Sonia
00:01:18
Play 34 IX. At the Altar-rail Sonia
John Burlinson
00:01:23
Play 35 X. In the Nuptial Chamber Sonia
John Burlinson
00:01:05
Play 36 XI. In the Restaurant Sonia
John Burlinson
00:01:10
Play 37 XII. At the Draper's Tomas Peter
00:01:24
Play 38 XIII. On the Death-bed Tomas Peter
00:01:47
Play 39 XIV. Over the Coffin Sonia
00:01:08
Play 40 XV. In the Moonlight Tomas Peter
00:01:32
Play 41 Self-unconscious Sonia
00:02:05
Play 42 The Discovery Sonia
00:00:54
Play 43 Tolerance Sonia
00:01:03
Play 44 Before and after Summer Tomas Peter
00:01:28
Play 45 At Day-close in November Sonia
00:00:55
Play 46 The Year's Awakening Sonia
00:01:17
Play 47 Under the Waterfall Tomas Peter
00:03:21
Play 48 The Spell of the Rose Sonia
00:02:06
Play 49 St. Launce's revisited Sonia
00:01:20
Play 50 The Going Sonia
00:02:14
Play 51 Your Last Drive Tomas Peter
00:02:17
Play 52 The Walk Sonia
00:00:54
Play 53 Rain on a Grave Tomas Peter
00:01:47
Play 54 'I found her out there' Sonia
00:01:33
Play 55 Without Ceremony Sonia
00:00:57
Play 56 Lament Sonia
00:01:47
Play 57 The Haunter Sonia
00:01:42
Play 58 The Voice Tomas Peter
00:01:34
Play 59 His Visitor Sonia
00:01:32
Play 60 A Circular Sonia
00:00:58
Play 61 A Dream or No Tomas Peter
00:02:01
Play 62 After a Journey Sonia
00:02:02
Play 63 A Death-day recalled Sonia
00:01:10
Play 64 Beeny Cliff Tomas Peter
00:02:07
Play 65 At Castle Boterel Tomas Peter
00:02:33
Play 66 Places Sonia
00:01:36
Play 67 The Phantom Horsewoman Sonia
00:01:44
Play 68 The Wistful Lady Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:01:50
Play 69 The Woman in the Rye Sonia
00:00:58
Play 70 The Cheval-Glass Tomas Peter
00:02:23
Play 71 The Re-enactment Tomas Peter
00:05:12
Play 72 Her Secret Sonia
00:00:52
Play 73 'She charged me' Tomas Peter
00:01:21
Play 74 The Newcomer's Wife Sonia
00:01:11
Play 75 A Conversation at Dawn Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:09:45
Play 76 A King's Soliloquy Tomas Peter
00:02:35
Play 77 The Coronation Sonia
00:03:24
Play 78 Aquae Sulis Sonia
00:02:12
Play 79 Seventy-four and Twenty Sonia
00:00:45
Play 80 The Elopment Tomas Peter
00:02:35
Play 81 'I rose up as my custom is' Tomas Peter
00:02:17
Play 82 A Week Sonia
00:01:20
Play 83 Had you wept Tomas Peter
00:01:57
Play 84 Bereft, she thinks she dreams Sonia
00:01:04
Play 85 In the British Museum Sonia
00:01:33
Play 86 In the Servants Quarters Sonia
00:02:38
Play 87 The Obliterate Tomb Tomas Peter
00:07:17
Play 88 'Regret not me' Sonia
00:01:31
Play 89 The Recalcitrants Tomas Peter
00:01:34
Play 90 Starlings on the Roof Sonia
00:01:10
Play 91 The Moon looks in Sonia
00:00:58
Play 92 The Sweet Hussy Sonia
00:00:55
Play 93 The Telegram Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:02:08
Play 94 The Moth-signal Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:02:03
Play 95 Seen by the Waits Sonia
00:01:08
Play 96 The Two Soldiers Tomas Peter
00:01:30
Play 97 The Death of Regret Sonia
00:01:25
Play 98 In the Days of the Crinoline Sonia
00:01:44
Play 99 The Roman Gravemounds Sonia
00:01:50
Play 100 The Workbox Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:02:16
Play 101 The Sacrilege Tomas Peter
00:08:16
Play 102 The Abbey Mason Sonia
00:09:40
Play 103 The Jubilee of a Magazine Sonia
00:01:55
Play 104 The Satin Shoes Sonia
00:02:57
Play 105 Exeunt Omnes Tomas Peter
00:01:19
Play 106 A Poet Sonia
00:01:10
Play 107 'Men who march away' Tomas Peter
00:02:14