The World's Best Poetry, Volume 1: Home and Friendship (Part 1)

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The first of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, includes a trove of poetry about home and family life, focusing especially on verses about children, verses for children, and fun for little folk. It also includes a general introduction to the series by Carman himself, as well as an introductory essay to the volume by University of Chicago English professor William Darnall MacClintock (1858-1936). (Summary by Tomas Peter)

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Group: World's Best Poetry

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 The Purpose of Poetry by Bliss Carman Group 00:39:50
Play 01 Young People and the Poets by William Darnall MacClintock Group 00:35:40
Play 02 The Baby by Kalidasa Anusha Iyer
00:00:50
Play 03 Birth by Annie R. Stillman (Grace Raymond) Anusha Iyer
00:01:24
Play 04 The Baby by George MacDonald Sonia
Jason in Panama
00:01:51
Play 05 Weighing the Baby by Ethelinda Elliott Beers (Ethel Lynn) Group 00:02:14
Play 06 Laus Infantium by William Canton Jason in Panama
00:01:35
Play 07 √Čtude r√©aliste by Algernon Charles Swinburne Sonia
00:02:05
Play 08 The Babie by Jeremiah Eames Rankin Craig Franklin
00:01:26
Play 09 The Angel's Whisper by Samuel Lover Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:01:38
Play 10 Lullaby: From 'The Princess' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
00:01:24
Play 11 The Happy Hour by Mary Frances Butts Tomas Peter
00:01:28
Play 12 Cradle Song by Anonymous Jason in Panama
00:01:15
Play 13 Cradle Song: From 'Bitter-Sweet' by Josiah Gilbert Holland Sonia
00:02:52
Play 14 Japanese Lullaby by Eugene Field Leanne Yau
00:01:34
Play 15 Philip, My King by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Tomas Peter
00:02:26
Play 16 Baby May by William Cox Bennett Craig Franklin
00:02:57
Play 17 Little Feet by Elizabeth Akers Jason in Panama
00:02:47
Play 18 Baby Louise by Margaret Eytinge Craig Franklin
00:01:31
Play 19 Silent Baby by Ellen Bartlett Currier Anusha Iyer
00:01:53
Play 20 The Household Sovereign: From 'The Hanging of the Crane' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tomas Peter
00:01:56
Play 21 On the Picture of an Infant (Playing Near a Precipice) by Leonidas of Alexandria Anusha Iyer
00:01:06
Play 22 The Mother's Sacrifice by Seba Smith Anusha Iyer
Tomas Peter
00:01:43
Play 23 Mother and Child by William Gilmore Simms Sonia
00:02:07
Play 24 Children by Walter Savage Landor Sonia
00:01:01
Play 25 Polly by William Brighty Rands Leanne Yau
00:01:32
Play 26 To My Infant Son by Thomas Hood Sonia
Craig Franklin
00:03:22
Play 27 Letty's Globe by Charles Tennyson Turner Anusha Iyer
Leanne Yau
00:01:26
Play 28 Willie Winkie by William Miller Tomas Peter
00:01:40
Play 29 To J. H. (Four Years Old: A Nursery Song) by Leigh Hunt Sonia
00:04:34
Play 30 Seven Times Four: Maternity by Jean Ingelow Craig Franklin
00:01:47
Play 31 The Mother's Hope by Laman Blanchard Jason in Panama
00:02:55
Play 32 Bedtime by Francis, Earl of Rosslyn Tomas Peter
00:01:20
Play 33 To Hartley Coleridge (Six Years Old) by William Wordsworth Craig Franklin
00:02:21
Play 34 My Little Girl by Samuel Minturn Peck Leanne Yau
00:01:22
Play 35 Little Goldenhair by Mrs. F. Burge Smith Group 00:02:24
Play 36 The Unfinished Prayer by Anonymous Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:01:29
Play 37 Cuddle Doon by Alexander Anderson Group 00:02:33
Play 38 The Witch in the Glass by Sarah M. B. Piatt Anusha Iyer
Jason in Panama
00:01:05
Play 39 Small and Early by Tudor Jenks Anusha Iyer
Craig Franklin
00:02:29
Play 40 Seven Times One by Jean Ingelow Anusha Iyer
00:02:09
Play 41 The Lost Heir by Thomas Hood Sonia
Jason in Panama
00:08:51
Play 42 The Gambols of Children by George Darley Jason in Panama
00:01:07
Play 43 The Child in the Garden by Henry van Dyke Tomas Peter
Craig Franklin
00:01:21
Play 44 A Portrait by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Anusha Iyer
00:03:34
Play 45 To a Child During Sickness by Leigh Hunt Sonia
00:02:33
Play 46 Baby Bell by Thomas Bailey Aldrich Leanne Yau
00:05:05
Play 47 Our Wee White Rose by Gerald Massey Tomas Peter
00:02:26
Play 48 Baby's Shoes by William Cox Bennett Jason in Panama
00:01:48
Play 49 Baby Zulma's Christmas Carol by Augustus Julian Requier Tomas Peter
00:04:12
Play 50 On the Death of an Infant by Dirk Smits Craig Franklin
00:01:41
Play 51 She Came and Went by James Russell Lowell Jason in Panama
00:01:35
Play 52 Three Years She Grew by William Wordsworth Anusha Iyer
Sonia
00:02:29
Play 53 We Are Seven by William Wordsworth Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
00:03:09
Play 54 Boyhood by Washington Allston Craig Franklin
00:01:11
Play 55 Pictures of Memory by Alice Cary Sonia
00:02:01
Play 56 The Mitherless Bairn by William Thom Craig Franklin
00:02:48
Play 57 My Mother's Picture by William Cowper Sonia
00:07:24
Play 58 I Remember, I Remember by Thomas Hood Leanne Yau
00:01:41
Play 59 The Barefoot Boy by John Greenleaf Whittier Jason in Panama
00:05:04
Play 60 Rain on the Roof by Coates Kinney Leanne Yau
00:02:21
Play 61 Whittling (A National Portrait) by John Pierpont Tomas Peter
00:02:45
Play 62 The Old Oaken Bucket by Samuel Woodworth Craig Franklin
00:02:30
Play 63 The Old Arm-chair by Eliza Cook Leanne Yau
00:02:11
Play 64 Woodman, Spare That Tree by George Pope Morris Sonia
00:01:39
Play 65 A Parable by Mathilde Blind Anusha Iyer
00:01:30
Play 66 The Piper by William Blake Tomas Peter
Jason in Panama
00:01:26
Play 67 Choosing a Name by Mary Lamb Sonia
00:01:35
Play 68 What Does Little Birdie Say?: From 'Sea Dreams' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
00:01:16
Play 69 A Cradle Hymn by Isaac Watts Tomas Peter
00:04:05
Play 70 Go Sleep, Ma Honey by Edward D. Barker Tomas Peter
00:02:33
Play 71 No Baby in the House by Clara G. Dolliver Jason in Panama
00:01:25
Play 72 A Dutch Lullaby by Eugene Field Group 00:02:34
Play 73 Half-Waking by William Allingham Sonia
00:01:15
Play 74 Twinkle, Twinkle by Anonymous Leanne Yau
00:02:40
Play 75 Pretty Cow by Jane Taylor Craig Franklin
00:01:00
Play 76 The Three Little Kittens (A Cat's Tale, with Additions) by Eliza Lee Follen Group 00:02:09
Play 77 The Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson Jason in Panama
00:01:07
Play 78 How Doth the Little Busy Bee by Isaac Watts Leanne Yau
00:01:09
Play 79 Try Again by Anonymous Sonia
00:01:10
Play 80 Good Night and Good Morning by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton Group 00:02:01
Play 81 The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt Group 00:04:08
Play 82 Thread and Song by John Williamson Palmer Tomas Peter
00:01:24
Play 83 Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite by Isaac Watts Craig Franklin
00:01:28
Play 84 The Children's Church by Karl von Gerok Jason in Panama
00:02:32
Play 85 Child's Evening Hymn by Sabine Baring-Gould Tomas Peter
00:03:39
Play 86 'It Is Finished' by Christina Georgina Rossetti Craig Franklin
00:02:31
Play 87 A Little Child's Hymn (For Night and Morning) by Francis Turner Palgrave Jason in Panama
00:01:32
Play 88 Sheep and Lambs by Katharine Tynan Hinkson Jason in Panama
00:01:22
Play 89 'By Cool Siloam's Shady Rill' by Reginald Heber Tomas Peter
00:02:57
Play 90 The Romance of the Swan's Nest by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Group 00:05:06
Play 91 A Good Play by Robert Louis Stevenson Anusha Iyer
00:01:09
Play 92 A Life-Lesson by James Whitcomb Riley Leanne Yau
00:01:22
Play 93 The Dead Doll by Margaret Vandegrift Anusha Iyer
00:03:14
Play 94 Foreign Children by Robert Louis Stevenson Sonia
00:01:15
Play 95 The Unseen Playmate by Robert Louis Stevenson Craig Franklin
00:01:41
Play 96 The Shadows by Frank Dempster Sherman Sonia
00:01:26
Play 97 The Dancers by Michael Field Anusha Iyer
00:01:07
Play 98 My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson Leanne Yau
00:01:32
Play 99 Little Bell by Thomas Westwood Group 00:04:05
Play 100 Wings by Mary Louise Ritter Anusha Iyer
00:01:03
Play 101 Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson Leanne Yau
00:01:17
Play 102 Under My Window by Thomas Westwood Leanne Yau
00:01:45
Play 103 The Land of Story-books by Robert Louis Stevenson Anusha Iyer
00:01:44
Play 104 Fairy Days by William Makepeace Thackeray Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
00:02:49
Play 105 The Wind in a Frolic by William Howitt Anusha Iyer
Leanne Yau
00:03:01
Play 106 The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson Sonia
00:01:16
Play 107 The Man in the Moon by James Whitcomb Riley Tomas Peter
00:02:51
Play 108 The Fairies of the Caldon Low (A Midsummer Legend) by Mary Howitt Group 00:04:39
Play 109 The Elf and the Dormouse by Oliver Herford Anusha Iyer
Leanne Yau
00:01:24
Play 110 A Little Dutch Garden by Harriet Whitney Durbin Jason in Panama
00:01:24
Play 111 The First Rose of Summer by Oliver Herford Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:01:05
Play 112 A Belated Violet by Oliver Herford Group 00:02:17
Play 113 The Frost by Hannah Flagg Gould Anusha Iyer
Jason in Panama
00:02:22
Play 114 A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore Tomas Peter
Craig Franklin
00:03:51
Play 115 Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley Craig Franklin
00:02:43
Play 116 Old-School Punishment by Anonymous Sonia
Craig Franklin
00:01:07
Play 117 In School-Days by John Greenleaf Whittier Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
00:02:35
Play 118 Seein' Things by Eugene Field Tomas Peter
00:02:30
Play 119 A Mortifying Mistake by Anna Maria Pratt Group 00:01:49
Play 120 The Smack in School by William Pitt Palmer Group 00:02:28
Play 121 There Was a Little Girl by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Jason in Panama
00:01:07
Play 122 The Story of Cruel Frederick: From 'The English Struwwelpeter' by Heinrich Hoffmann Sonia
00:01:50
Play 123 The Dreadful Story about Harriet and the Matches: From 'The English Struwwelpeter' by Heinrich Hoffmann Group 00:03:18
Play 124 The Story of Johnny-Head-in-Air: From 'The English Struwwelpeter' by Heinrich Hoffmann Group 00:02:52
Play 125 The Three Children by Anonymous Craig Franklin
00:00:57
Play 126 The Owl and the Pussy-cat by Edward Lear Group 00:02:14
Play 127 Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Sparrow by Edward Lear Group 00:03:47
Play 128 The Walrus and the Carpenter: From 'Alice in Wonderland' by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) Group 00:05:01
Play 129 Good King Arthur by Anonymous Leanne Yau
00:00:55
Play 130 From 'Max and Maurice' by Wilhelm Busch Group 00:10:32
Play 131 The Jumblies by Edward Lear Group 00:03:37
Play 132 The History Lesson by Anonymous Tomas Peter
00:01:20
Play 133 Sage Counsel by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Craig Franklin
00:01:29
Play 134 Limericks: From 'A Book of Nonsense' by Edward Lear Group 00:06:18
Play 135 There Was a Small Boy of Quebec by Rudyard Kipling Anusha Iyer
00:00:41
Play 136 More Limericks by Anonymous Anusha Iyer
00:00:53
Play 137 Finis by Anonymous Anusha Iyer
00:00:47