The Circus

Edwin Carty RANCK (1879 - 1957)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Circus by Edwin C Ranck.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 14, 2020.
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This little volume was written for no reason on earth and with no earthly reason. It just simply happened, on the principle, I suppose that "murder will out." Murder is a bad thing and so are nonsense rhymes. There is often a valid excuse for murder; there is none for nonsense rhymes. They seem to be a necessary evil to be classed with smallpox, chicken-pox, yellow fever and other irruptive diseases. They are also on the order of the boomerang and eventually rebound and inflict much suffering on the unlucky verse-slinger. So you see nonsense, like a little learning is a dangerous thing and should be handled with as much care as the shotgun which is never known to be loaded. From the Preface to Poems for Pale People, A Volume of Verse By Edwin C. Ranck.

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Circus - Read by AMB ambsweet13
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Play 02 The Circus - Read by AWB andybeddy
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Play 03 The Circus - Read by BK Bruce Kachuk
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Play 04 The Circus - Read by BR Batty Royale
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Play 05 The Circus - Read by CF Craig Franklin
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Play 06 The Circus - Read by CJPH ChadH94
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Play 07 The Circus - Read by CLP Chris Pyle
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Play 08 The Circus - Read by DL David Lawrence
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Play 09 The Circus - Read by EA Edmond Aggabao
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Play 10 The Circus - Read by ED EliseDee
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Play 11 The Circus - Read by FH mammutty
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Play 12 The Circus - Read by GB Garth Burton
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Play 13 The Circus - Read by GD Garfield Dsouza
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Play 14 The Circus - Read by GRS Graham Scott
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Play 15 The Circus - Read by LAH Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 16 The Circus - Read by PN Princess Nwafor
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Play 17 The Circus - Read by PS Phil Schempf
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Play 18 The Circus - Read by LCW Larry Wilson
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Play 19 The Circus - Read by RF Ryan Fink
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