The Lie (version 2)

Sir Walter Raleigh (1554 - 1618)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of "The Lie" by Sir Walter Raleigh. This was the fortnightly poem for the period beginning September 16, 2012.

The Lie is a political and social criticism poem probably written by Sir Walter Raleigh. Speaking in the imperative mood throughout, he commands his soul to go "upon a thankless errand" and tell various people and organizations of their misdeeds and wrongdoings. And if they object, Raleigh commands, publicly accuse them to be lying, or "give them the lie." To "give the lie" was a common phrase in Raleigh's time of writing. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Lie - Read by CAM Cynthia Moyer
Play 02 The Lie - Read by CC Chiquito Crasto
Play 03 The Lie - Read by CC Chris Caron
Play 04 The Lie - Read by CMP CaprishaPage
Play 05 The Lie - Read by GC Snapdragon
Play 06 The Lie - Read by JCM Jason Mills
Play 07 The Lie - Read by JM2 Jannie Meisberger
Play 08 The Lie - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
Play 09 The Lie - Read by RN ravenotation
Play 10 The Lie - Read by ZW Zen Wolfang