The Spook Ballads

William Theodore PARKES (1864 - 1908)

This is a volume of ghost stories in verse by William Theodore Parkes. The poems in this volume are often humorous, and written in a parody of ye olde style of poetry.

"Dealing largely with ghosts and legends embracing a dash of diablerie such as would have been dear to the heart of Ingoldsby. There is a rugged force in 'The Girl of Castlebar' that will always make it tell in recitation; and even greater success in this direction has attended 'The Fairy Queen,' a story unveiling the seamy side, with quaint humour and stern realism. It is specially worthy of note that Mr. Parkes's skill in versification has received the warmest acknowledgment from those best qualified to appreciate the bright local coloring as well as the blending of fancy and fun."— Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Bohemians, Hail Larry Wilson
00:02:11
Play 02 The Ghosts of Hampton Court Diana Schmidt
00:17:47
Play 03 Ye Filial Sacrafice Lynda Marie Neilson
00:03:17
Play 04 Madame Stiffin's Ghost Nemo
00:10:35
Play 05 Sonnet on Parting ReaganRecordings
00:00:59
Play 06 His Bouquet Larry Wilson
00:02:53
Play 07 The Girl of Castlebar ToddHW
00:05:56
Play 08 The German Band GentleJim
00:05:21
Play 09 Out of Plumb ToddHW
00:00:53
Play 10 A Ward in the Chancerie GentleJim
00:04:44
Play 11 The Fairy Queen ToddHW
00:12:16
Play 12 The Devil in Richmond Park Nemo
00:06:01
Play 13 Saved Larry Wilson
00:00:57
Play 14 A Most Remarkable Case Lynda Marie Neilson
00:12:43
Play 15 A Tour to Svitzerland Kalynda
00:05:20
Play 16 Joy! on Seeing a Flying Spring Julena Goodell
00:00:57
Play 17 The Mate of the Mary Anne Julena Goodell
00:06:10
Play 18 An Umbrella Case RecordingPerson
00:01:02
Play 19 The Spook of Rotten Row Patrick Saville
00:08:22
Play 20 The Magic Specs Patrick Saville
00:03:00
Play 21 Ye Curious Tayle Lynda Marie Neilson
00:03:06
Play 22 Leather Versus Law Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:39
Play 23 Heads and Tails RecordingPerson
00:01:20
Play 24 The Colonel and the Cook Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:52
Play 25 The Spirit that held him down Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:32
Play 26 His Future State RecordingPerson
00:01:05
Play 27 A Fight in the Phoenix Park Lynda Marie Neilson
00:09:39
Play 28 An Abdicated Crown RecordingPerson
00:00:47
Play 29 Tears in Law Lynda Marie Neilson
00:03:16
Play 30 He Followed the Fox Larry Wilson
00:00:35
Play 31 The Honest Young Cashier GentleJim
00:05:35
Play 32 The Road to London Lynda Marie Neilson
00:02:40
Play 33 Antediluvian Pat O'Toole Lynda Marie Neilson
00:17:47
Play 34 The Lucky Sixpence Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:55
Play 35 A Wallflower Sonnet Larry Wilson
00:00:56
Play 36 Paradoxical Words GentleJim
00:06:24
Play 37 A Cantible on Music, Art and Law Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:25
Play 38 Woman's Tears Larry Wilson
00:00:45
Play 39 Heraldic Fruits Lynda Marie Neilson
00:02:18
Play 40 The Polis and the Princess Granauille Lynda Marie Neilson
00:11:44
Play 41 A Horror of London Town Nemo
00:03:03
Play 42 A Confidential Sonnet Larry Wilson
00:00:54
Play 43 A Tram Car Ghost GentleJim
00:05:59
Play 44 Margate Sands Larry Wilson
00:01:26
Play 45 John McKune Lynda Marie Neilson
00:09:24
Play 46 I'll go for a Sojer Lynda Marie Neilson
00:01:59
Play 47 Ode Here! Larry Wilson
00:01:00
Play 48 The Smuggler's Fate Lynda Marie Neilson
00:02:41
Play 49 The Late Fitz-Binks Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:02
Play 50 A Fugitive Kiss Angadeon
00:01:02
Play 51 The Bedroom Curse Lynda Marie Neilson
00:11:20
Play 52 A Gun Solo Angadeon
00:00:39
Play 53 The Semi-Grand Piano Lynda Marie Neilson
00:04:30
Play 54 Canticrank Lynda Marie Neilson
00:03:42
Play 55 An Ill Wind Blew him Good LibriSkub
00:01:14
Play 56 A Kleptomaniac's Doom Lynda Marie Neilson
00:07:19
Play 57 Caught in the Breach Larry Wilson
00:00:53
Play 58 The Ghost of Hiram Smike Patrick Saville
00:04:28
Play 59 Why did ye die? Lynda Marie Neilson
00:01:59
Play 60 A Pretty Little Land I Know Queen Tiffany Rose
00:02:06
Play 61 How they Enlist Larry Wilson
00:01:28
Play 62 The Kindergarten Way Angadeon
00:01:32