The World's Best Poetry, Volume 5: Nature (Part 2)

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The fifth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the second of two parts, includes a range of poems dealing with the natural world, covering subjects such as trees; flowers; plants; birds; insects; mammals; and the sea. - Summary by Tomas Peter

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Primeval Forest: From the Introduction of 'Evangeline' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Jason in Panama
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Play 02 The Greenwood Tree: From 'As You Like It,' Act II. Sc. 5 by William Shakespeare Leanne Yau
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Play 03 The Wind and the Pine-Tree: From 'Edwin the Fair' by Sir Henry Taylor Leanne Yau
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Play 04 The Brave Old Oak by Henry Fothergill Chorley Tomas Peter
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Play 05 The Holly-Tree by Robert Southey Leanne Yau
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Play 06 A Forest Hymn by William Cullen Bryant Craig Franklin
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Play 07 The Arab to the Palm by Bayard Taylor Jason in Panama
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Play 08 The Palm-Tree by John Greenleaf Whittier Sonia
Craig Franklin
00:02:39
Play 09 The Grape-Vine Swing by William Gilmore Simms Craig Franklin
00:01:46
Play 10 The Planting of the Apple-Tree by William Cullen Bryant Group 00:04:27
Play 11 Among the Redwoods by Edward Rowland Sill Sonia
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Play 12 The Voice of the Grass by Sarah Roberts Tomas Peter
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Play 13 Flowers by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Leanne Yau
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Play 14 The Use of Flowers by Mary Howitt Craig Franklin
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Play 15 Hymn to the Flowers by Horace Smith Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
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Play 16 The Life of Flowers by Walter Savage Landor Craig Franklin
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Play 17 The Early Primrose by Henry Kirke White Jason in Panama
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Play 18 To Daffodils by Robert Herrick Sonia
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Play 19 Daffodils by William Wordsworth Leanne Yau
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Play 20 To the Dandelion by James Russell Lowell Craig Franklin
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Play 21 Trailing Arbutus by Rose Terry Cooke Sonia
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Play 22 The Woodspurge by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Leanne Yau
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Play 23 The Rhodora: Lines on Being Asked, Whence Is the Flower? by Ralph Waldo Emerson Jason in Panama
00:01:19
Play 24 Early June: From 'Thyrsis' by Matthew Arnold Tomas Peter
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Play 25 To Violets by Robert Herrick Jason in Panama
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Play 26 A September Violet by Robert Underwood Johnson Sonia
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Play 27 The Wreath by Meleager Leanne Yau
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Play 28 The Death of the Flowers by William Cullen Bryant Tomas Peter
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Play 29 Sunrise: A Hymn of the Marshes by Sidney Lanier Sonia
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Play 30 The Ivy Green by Charles Dickens Jason in Panama
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Play 31 The Mountain Fern by Arthur Gerald Geoghegan Sonia
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Play 32 The Maize by William W. Fosdick Jason in Panama
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Play 33 The Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier Jason in Panama
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Play 34 The Question by Percy Bysshe Shelley Tomas Peter
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Play 35 Sassafras by Samuel Minturn Peck Tomas Peter
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Play 36 The Daisy: From the 'Legend of Good Women' by Geoffrey Chaucer Sonia
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Play 37 To a Mountain Daisy by Robert Burns Tomas Peter
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Play 38 To Blossoms by Robert Herrick Craig Franklin
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Play 39 The Mariposa Lily by Ina Donna Coolbrith Jason in Panama
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Play 40 The Water-Lily by John Banister Tabb Craig Franklin
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Play 41 Copa de Oro (California Poppy) by Ina Donna Coolbrith Tomas Peter
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Play 42 The Moss Rose by F.W. Krummacher Group 00:01:32
Play 43 Flowers by Thomas Hood Tomas Peter
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Play 44 'T Is the Last Rose of Summer: From 'Irish Melodies' by Thomas Moore Sonia
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Play 45 To the Fringed Gentian by William Cullen Bryant Jason in Panama
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Play 46 The Sea-Poppy by Robert Seymour Bridges Craig Franklin
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Play 47 Goldenrod by Elaine Goodale Eastman Jason in Panama
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Play 48 The First Blue-Bird by James Whitcomb Riley Tomas Peter
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Play 49 Birds: From 'The Pelican Island' by James Montgomery Tomas Peter
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Play 50 To the Cuckoo by John Logan Sonia
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Play 51 To the Cuckoo by William Wordsworth Leanne Yau
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Play 52 Hark, Hark! The Lark: From 'Cymbeline,' Act II. Sc. 3 by William Shakespeare Jason in Panama
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Play 53 The Lark Ascending by George Meredith Jason in Panama
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Play 54 To the Skylark by William Wordsworth Craig Franklin
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Play 55 To the Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley Sonia
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Play 56 The Skylark by James Hogg Tomas Peter
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Play 57 The Little Beach Bird by Richard Henry Dana Sonia
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Play 58 The Sandpiper by Celia Thaxter Craig Franklin
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Play 59 To a Waterfowl by William Cullen Bryant Jason in Panama
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Play 60 To the Nightingale by John Milton Leanne Yau
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Play 61 The Nightingale's Song: From 'Music's Duel' by Richard Crashaw Sonia
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Play 62 Philomena by Matthew Arnold Tomas Peter
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Play 63 Unmusical Birds: From 'The Task,' Book I by William Cowper Leanne Yau
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Play 64 Robert of Lincoln by William Cullen Bryant Tomas Peter
Craig Franklin
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Play 65 The O'Lincoln Family by Wilson Flagg Group 00:02:16
Play 66 To the Lapland Longspur by John Burroughs Tomas Peter
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Play 67 The Bobolinks by Christopher Pearse Cranch Jason in Panama
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Play 68 The Mocking-Bird by Frank Lebby Stanton Leanne Yau
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Play 69 The Blackbird by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Craig Franklin
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Play 70 The Eagle (A Fragment) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
00:00:49
Play 71 The Owl by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) Sonia
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Play 72 The Dying Swan by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
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Play 73 The Heath-Cock by Joanna Baillie Jason in Panama
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Play 74 The Belfry Pigeon by Nathaniel Parker Willis Tomas Peter
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Play 75 The English Robin by Harrison Weir Leanne Yau
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Play 76 Asian Birds by Robert Seymour Bridges Leanne Yau
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Play 77 The Scarlet Tanager by Joel Benton Sonia
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Play 78 The Winged Worshippers by Charles Sprague Leanne Yau
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Play 79 The Departure of the Swallow by William Howitt Jason in Panama
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Play 80 The Flight of the Geese by Charles G.D. Roberts Craig Franklin
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Play 81 Lines to the Stormy Petrel by Anonymous Sonia
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Play 82 Ode to Mother Carey's Chicken by Theodore Watts Group 00:08:42
Play 83 The Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats Jason in Panama
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Play 84 To the Grasshopper and Cricket by Leigh Hunt Leanne Yau
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Play 85 A Soliloquy: Occasioned by the Chirping of a Grasshopper by Walter Harte Tomas Peter
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Play 86 To an Insect by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jason in Panama
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Play 87 The Fly: Occasioned by a Fly Drinking Out of the Author's Cup by William Oldys Craig Franklin
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Play 88 To the Humblebee by Ralph Waldo Emerson Jason in Panama
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Play 89 Wild Honey by Maurice Thompson Tomas Peter
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Play 90 A More Ancient Mariner by Bliss Carman Sonia
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Play 91 To a Louse by Robert Burns Sonia
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Play 92 To a Mouse by Robert Burns Craig Franklin
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Play 93 The Housekeeper by Charles Lamb Jason in Panama
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Play 94 Remonstrance with the Snails by Anonymous Craig Franklin
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Play 95 The Tiger by William Blake Tomas Peter
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Play 96 The Lion's Ride by Ferdinand Freiligrath Leanne Yau
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Play 97 Fodder-Time: From 'Songs of Toil' by Carmen Sylva, Queen of Roumania Craig Franklin
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Play 98 The Ox: From the 'Poesie' by Giosuè Carducci Sonia
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Play 99 Folding the Flocks by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Jason in Panama
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Play 100 Beth Gêlert by William Robert Spencer Tomas Peter
Craig Franklin
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Play 101 To a Dog's Memory by Louise Imogen Guiney Tomas Peter
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Play 102 Helvellyn by Sir Walter Scott Craig Franklin
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Play 103 The Arab to his Favorite Steed by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton Craig Franklin
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Play 104 The Blood Horse by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) Jason in Panama
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Play 105 The Chariot of Cuchullin: From 'The Breach of the Plain of Muirhevney' by Anonymous Sonia
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Play 106 Chiquita by Bret Harte Tomas Peter
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Play 107 The Sea by Ralph Waldo Emerson Leanne Yau
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Play 108 The Sea: From 'Childe Harold,' Canto IV by Lord Byron Tomas Peter
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Play 109 The Sea by Bernard Barton Craig Franklin
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Play 110 The Disappointed Lover: From 'The Triumph of Time' by Algernon Charles Swinburne Leanne Yau
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Play 111 Ocean: From 'The Course of Time,' Book I by Robert Pollok Craig Franklin
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Play 112 The Sea by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) Sonia
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Play 113 Address to the Ocean by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) Jason in Panama
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Play 114 The Gravedigger by Bliss Carman Craig Franklin
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Play 115 The Treasures of the Deep by Felicia Hemans Sonia
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Play 116 Flotsam and Jetsam by Anonymous Tomas Peter
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Play 117 A Forsaken Garden by Algernon Charles Swinburne Tomas Peter
Jason in Panama
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Play 118 Gulf-Weed by Cornelius George Fenner Craig Franklin
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Play 119 Sea-Weed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tomas Peter
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Play 120 The Coral Insect by Lydia Huntley Sigourney Craig Franklin
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Play 121 The Coral Reef: From 'The Pelican Island' by James Montgomery Leanne Yau
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Play 122 The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jason in Panama
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Play 123 A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea by Allan Cunningham Sonia
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Play 124 Song of the Emigrants in Bermuda by Andrew Marvell Sonia
Jason in Panama
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Play 125 My Brigantine: From 'The Water Witch' by James Fenimore Cooper Craig Franklin
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Play 126 The Heaving of the Lead by Charles Dibdin Sonia
Craig Franklin
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Play 127 The Minute-Gun by R.S. Sharpe Sonia
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Play 128 All's Well: From 'The British Fleet' by Thomas Dibdin Group 00:01:27
Play 129 The Bay of Biscay by Andrew Cherry Tomas Peter
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Play 130 Tom Bowling by Charles Dibdin Sonia
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Play 131 Ye Mariners of England by Thomas Campbell Tomas Peter
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Play 132 The White Squall by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) Sonia
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Play 133 Our Boat to the Waves by William Ellery Channing Craig Franklin
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Play 134 A Life on the Ocean Wave by Epes Sargent Leanne Yau
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Play 135 To Sea! by Thomas Lovell Beddoes Jason in Panama
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Play 136 Twilight at Sea by Amelia B. Welby Tomas Peter
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Play 137 Tacking Ship Off Shore by Walter Mitchell Group 00:04:03
Play 138 The Storm by George Alexander Stevens Craig Franklin
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Play 139 The Wreck: From 'Don Juan,' Canto II by Lord Byron Leanne Yau
00:01:35
Play 140 The Shipwreck by William Falconer Sonia
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Play 141 The Rock and the Sea by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
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Play 142 The Polar Quest by Richard Burton Craig Franklin
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Play 143 The Shore: From 'Ariadne' by Charles G.D. Roberts Leanne Yau
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Play 144 The Kearsarge by James Jeffrey Roche Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
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Play 145 The Buoy-Bell by Charles Tennyson Turner Sonia
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Play 146 Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold Leanne Yau
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Play 147 With a Nantucket Shell by Charles Henry Webb Leanne Yau
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Play 148 The Sea Shell: From 'The Excursion,' Book IV by William Wordsworth Jason in Panama
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Play 149 The Shell: From 'Gebir,' Book I by Walter Savage Landor Sonia
Leanne Yau
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Play 150 Hampton Beach by John Greenleaf Whittier Tomas Peter
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Play 151 Among the Rocks by Robert Browning Sonia
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Play 152 The Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey Group 00:04:20
Play 153 How's My Boy? by Sydney Dobell Sonia
Tomas Peter
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Play 154 The Sailor's Consolation by William Pitt Sonia
Jason in Panama
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Play 155 Poor Jack by Charles Dibdin Jason in Panama
Craig Franklin
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Play 156 The Mariner's Dream by William Dimond Tomas Peter
Jason in Panama
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Play 157 The Sea-Limits by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Leanne Yau
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