The Poetry of South Africa

Alexander WILMOT (1836 - 1924)

Alexander Wilmot was a Cape Town politician and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is the author of the History of the Zulu War 1879. Here he collects poetry from various sources in the Cape Colony, Natal, and the Transvaal. Summary by Larry Wilson.

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Larry Wilson
00:05:10
Play 01 The Emigrants. Jael Baldwin
00:04:09
Play 02 The Bechuana Boy Jael Baldwin
00:06:14
Play 03 Afar in the Desert. Jayson Paul
00:06:54
Play 04 Evening Rambles Robert Schwartz
00:08:38
Play 05 The Lion Hunt Jayson Paul
00:03:51
Play 06 The Lion and the Giraffe Nemo
00:02:19
Play 07 The Desolate Valley Mark Crowle-Groves
00:04:51
Play 08 The Coranna garyday
00:01:28
Play 09 Song of the Wild Bushman Nemo
00:01:47
Play 10 The Captive of Camal garyday
00:04:22
Play 11 The Brown Hunter's Song garyday
00:01:13
Play 12 The Bushman Nemo
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Play 13 The Cape of Storms garyday
00:01:10
Play 14 The Hottentot garyday
00:01:18
Play 15 The Caffer garyday
00:01:07
Play 16 The Ghona Widow's Lullaby Kirby Wheatland
00:03:19
Play 17 The Kosa Nemo
00:02:51
Play 18 Makanna's Gathering Nemo
00:02:27
Play 19 The Incantation Nemo
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Play 20 The Caffer Commando garyday
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Play 21 The Rock of Reconcilement garyday
00:02:34
Play 22 The Forester of the Neutral Ground Algy Pug
00:05:25
Play 23 The Emigrant's Cabin at the Cape Group 00:09:56
Play 24 The Volunteers of England TrudiBvoice
00:03:10
Play 25 The Dear Old Land Algy Pug
00:04:48
Play 26 The Funeral in the Abbey dchen
00:14:13
Play 27 A Farewell to English Friends dchen
00:01:55
Play 28 A Missionary's Last Farewell to England dchen
00:10:43
Play 29 A Reminiscence of 1820 Larry Wilson
00:04:47
Play 30 Past and Present Dru Conway
00:02:55
Play 31 A South African Wilderness Nemo
00:03:23
Play 32 A Sunrise Thought at "Cove Rock" Jael Baldwin
00:02:11
Play 33 An Ocean Sunset Kirby Wheatland
00:01:49
Play 34 A Sight from the Shore Jael Baldwin
00:00:50
Play 35 The Thunderstorm at Bathurst Sandy Dacombe Ferrar
00:04:11
Play 36 A Morning Wish for a Friend Kirby Wheatland
00:02:16
Play 37 A Night Thought Nemo
00:01:10
Play 38 The Little Shell at Cove Rock fiskr
00:02:42
Play 39 A Tribute of Sympathy to the Defenders of Glen Lynden Sonia
00:02:53
Play 40 The Colours of the First 24th Sonia
00:07:40
Play 41 Our Boys Larry Wilson
00:02:46
Play 42 In the Drought Lands of South Africa TrudiBvoice
00:02:49
Play 43 The Landing of the British Settlers of 1820 Larry Wilson
00:11:58
Play 44 In The Country of Mankoraan Nemo
00:01:36
Play 45 Drink Larry Wilson
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00:04:18
Play 46 South Africa Rediviva TrudiBvoice
00:02:20
Play 47 The Beautful Island of Dreams TrudiBvoice
00:02:05
Play 48 Cape of Good Hope TrudiBvoice
00:03:07
Play 49 Good Hope Melanie T
00:01:58
Play 50 Ode Ryan
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Play 51 After a Storm Nemo
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Play 52 Ammap and Griet Dini Steyn
00:03:01
Play 53 Sonnets of the Cape TrudiBvoice
00:02:23
Play 54 The Faded Photograph TrudiBvoice
00:03:39
Play 55 Eveleen TrudiBvoice
00:02:20
Play 56 Farewell to Madeira Nemo
00:03:17
Play 57 Farewell to Fifty-five Sonia
00:04:49
Play 58 Lead, Kindly Light Larry Wilson
00:02:13
Play 59 Should It Be According to Thy Mind Larry Wilson
00:02:43
Play 60 To Graaff Reinet Sandy Dacombe Ferrar
00:01:22
Play 61 Hymn Larry Wilson
00:01:38
Play 62 The Lament Jael Baldwin
00:02:17
Play 63 My "Salted" Steed Melanie T
00:01:30
Play 64 A Romance from the Fields Shana Burns
00:03:20
Play 65 The Flight of the Amakosa Sandra Schmit
00:11:26
Play 66 An Idyl of a Prince Sandra Schmit
00:16:48
Play 67 A Christmas Apparition Nemo
00:09:50
Play 68 Freedom's Home Larry Wilson
00:03:01
Play 69 The Gallant "Teuton" Larry Wilson
00:02:42
Play 70 The Sunny Hills of Africa Jael Baldwin
00:01:21
Play 71 The Southern Cross Larry Wilson
00:02:31
Play 72 Hon. William Porter, C.M.G Sonia
00:04:18
Play 73 Ode on the British Settlers' Year of Jubilee Sonia
00:07:15
Play 74 Dives Redivivus Larry Wilson
00:02:00
Play 75 The Burghers' Gathering Sarah
00:02:40
Play 76 Storm in Tugela Valley, Natal Larry Wilson
00:01:14
Play 77 The Natal Gold Diggings Sonia
00:02:33
Play 78 Nature Larry Wilson
00:18:08
Play 79 Contentment Larry Wilson
00:02:11
Play 80 Not Here Dru Conway
00:01:29
Play 81 Revelation XXII Larry Wilson
00:02:28
Play 82 Ezekiel XLVII. 1-12 Larry Wilson
00:01:57
Play 83 Change Larry Wilson
00:02:10
Play 84 Heavenly Friendship Larry Wilson
00:01:10
Play 85 Lines Written in an Album Larry Wilson
00:01:36
Play 86 The Defence of Rorke's Drift Chris Pyle
00:11:37
Play 87 Rorke's Drift aravagarwal
00:03:40
Play 88 Before Ulundi aravagarwal
00:01:50
Play 89 The Baron's Adventure Sonia
00:02:09
Play 90 South African Courtship Lyn Stanley
00:04:31
Play 91 The Better Land Dini Steyn
00:02:22
Play 92 Dolly Dini Steyn
00:02:18
Play 93 Going Home Dini Steyn
00:02:07
Play 94 The Oxford Bible Jael Baldwin
00:01:34
Play 95 The Last Mission of the Sails Larry Wilson
00:01:19
Play 96 The Worn-out Sails Larry Wilson
00:01:49
Play 97 In Memoriam Kalynda
00:02:00
Play 98 Epitaph on a Diamond Digger Kalynda
00:00:49
Play 99 Afric's Greeting Sonia
00:02:27
Play 100 Robert Godlinton Sonia
00:01:57
Play 101 The Diamond Digger Nemo
00:03:15
Play 102 The Last of the Bowkers Nemo
00:02:59
Play 103 The Drunkard's Child Nemo
00:05:20
Play 104 The Angel's Message Sandra Schmit
00:05:44
Play 105 The "Churl" of the Period; and Another Sandra Schmit
00:05:39
Play 106 Welcome Sonia
00:02:38
Play 107 Precepts for Young and Old Sonia
00:03:33
Play 108 Be Kind to One Another Dru Conway
00:01:48
Play 109 Paddy's Love Symptoms Sonia
00:01:56
Play 110 Proverbial Philosophy of Humbug Larry Wilson
00:03:56
Play 111 Platteklip Cascade Sonia
00:01:42
Play 112 The Port Elizabeth Pyramid Sonia
00:04:51
Play 113 In Memoriam Sonia
00:01:21
Play 114 Lord! What Is Man That Thou Art Mindful of Him! Sonia
00:01:45
Play 115 The Rhyme of the Ox-wagon Sonia
00:03:58
Play 116 The Cape of Good Hope Sonia
00:02:01
Play 117 The Erythrina Tree' Larry Wilson
00:03:43