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

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The second 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 famous and influential love poems relating to such topics as cautions and complaints; lovers; love's power; and wedded love. Summary by Tomas Peter.

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Group: World's Best Poetry

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Let Not Woman E'er Complain by Robert Burns Craig Franklin
00:01:10
Play 02 To Chloe: An Apology for Going into the Country by Dr. John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) Anusha Iyer
00:02:39
Play 03 A Woman's Answer by Adelaide Anne Procter Leanne Yau
00:02:56
Play 04 Love's Blindness: Sonnet CXLVIII by William Shakespeare Jason in Panama
00:01:31
Play 05 'Full Many a Glorious Morning': Sonnet XXXIII by William Shakespeare Leanne Yau
00:01:23
Play 06 Alexis, Here She Stayed by William Drummond Anusha Iyer
00:01:33
Play 07 Rivalry in Love by William Walsh Leanne Yau
00:01:02
Play 08 My Dear and Only Love by James Graham, Marquis of Montrose Tomas Peter
00:06:12
Play 09 The Faithful Lovers by Anonymous Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
00:02:37
Play 10 The Chronicle by Abraham Cowley Craig Franklin
00:03:09
Play 11 Constancy by Anonymous Leanne Yau
00:01:36
Play 12 The Age of Wisdom by William Makepeace Thackeray Anusha Iyer
00:02:09
Play 13 The Common Doom by James Shirley Sonia
00:01:06
Play 14 The Author's Resolution, in a Sonnet: From 'Fair Virtue' by George Wither Jason in Panama
00:02:37
Play 15 Answer to Master Wither's Song, 'Shall I, Wasting in Despair' by Ben Jonson Tomas Peter
00:02:30
Play 16 Forever Unconfessed by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton Sonia
00:01:25
Play 17 Advice to a Girl by Thomas Campion Craig Franklin
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Play 18 Si Jeunesse Savait! by Edmund Clarence Stedman Sonia
00:01:18
Play 19 Waiting for the Grapes by William Maginn Tomas Peter
00:02:03
Play 20 Give Me More Love or More Disdain by Thomas Carew Leanne Yau
00:01:12
Play 21 Affaire d'Amour: For E.W.W. by Margaret Deland Anusha Iyer
00:01:30
Play 22 A Renunciation by Edward Vere, Earl of Oxford Jason in Panama
00:01:32
Play 23 Why So Pale and Wan? by Sir John Suckling Craig Franklin
00:01:00
Play 24 A Woman's Question by Adelaide Anne Procter Leanne Yau
00:02:33
Play 25 Not at All, or All in All: From 'Merlin and Vivien' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
00:01:16
Play 26 When Do I See Thee Most?: From 'The House of Life' by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Sonia
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Play 27 Beauty by Lord Edward Thurlow Tomas Peter
00:01:10
Play 28 Love in the Winds by Richard Hovey Sonia
00:01:14
Play 29 Kissing Her Hair by Algernon Charles Swinburne Jason in Panama
00:01:10
Play 30 My Sweet Sweeting: From a MS. Temp. Henry VIII by Anonymous Craig Franklin
00:01:17
Play 31 Lines to an Indian Air: Serenade by Percy Bysshe Shelley Sonia
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Play 32 Serenade: From 'The Spanish Student' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tomas Peter
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Play 33 First Love: From 'Don Juan,' Canto I by Lord Byron Anusha Iyer
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Play 34 Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
00:02:28
Play 35 I Saw Two Clouds at Morning by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard Leanne Yau
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Play 36 My Beautiful Lady by Thomas Woolner Jason in Panama
00:02:35
Play 37 My Love (Her Portrait) by Russell Powell Jacoby Tomas Peter
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Play 38 A Christmas Scene (or, Love in the Country) by Thomas Osborne Davis Craig Franklin
00:02:55
Play 39 Bedouin Love-Song by Bayard Taylor Jason in Panama
00:01:48
Play 40 Zara's Ear-rings by John Gibson Lockhart Anusha Iyer
00:03:32
Play 41 Hesperia by Algernon Charles Swinburne Jason in Panama
00:08:58
Play 42 Come into the Garden, Maud by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Group 00:04:22
Play 43 Lochinvar (Lady Heron's Song): From 'Marmion,' Canto V by Sir Walter Scott Group 00:03:57
Play 44 When Your Beauty Appears by Thomas Parnell Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:01:11
Play 45 What My Lover Said by Homer Greene Sonia
00:03:15
Play 46 Palabras CariƱosas (Spanish Air) by Thomas Bailey Aldrich Anusha Iyer
00:01:32
Play 47 Seven Times Three: Love by Jean Ingelow Anusha Iyer
00:02:06
Play 48 When the Kye Comes Hame by James Hogg Tomas Peter
00:03:30
Play 49 The Milkmaid's Song by Sydney Dobell Sonia
00:05:20
Play 50 Sally in Our Alley by Henry Carey Craig Franklin
00:02:39
Play 51 On the Road by Paul Laurence Dunbar Tomas Peter
00:01:45
Play 52 Ganging To and Ganging Frae by Eliza Cook Jason in Panama
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Play 53 The Spinning-Wheel Song by John Francis Waller Group 00:03:13
Play 54 The Welcome by Thomas Davis Leanne Yau
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Play 55 Fetching Water from the Well by Anonymous Craig Franklin
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Play 56 Lady Clare by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Group 00:04:41
Play 57 Curfew Must Not Ring To-night by Rose Hartwick Thorpe Group 00:05:57
Play 58 The Sleeping Beauty: From 'The Day Dream' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Group 00:06:28
Play 59 The Eve of Saint Agnes by John Keats Group 00:22:12
Play 60 So Sweet Love Seemed by Robert Seymour Bridges Tomas Peter
00:01:35
Play 61 Echoes by Thomas Moore Sonia
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Play 62 Love's Young Dream: From 'Irish Melodies' by Thomas Moore Anusha Iyer
00:01:57
Play 63 The Might of One Fair Face by Michelangelo Jason in Panama
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Play 64 My True-Love Hath My Heart by Sir Philip Sidney Leanne Yau
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Play 65 Were I as Base as Is the Lowly Plain by Joshua Sylvester Craig Franklin
00:01:25
Play 66 When Stars Are in the Quiet Skies by Edward, Lord Lytton Sonia
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Play 67 Come, Rest in This Bosom: From 'Irish Melodies' by Thomas Moore Leanne Yau
00:01:19
Play 68 The Gillyflower of Gold by William Morris Tomas Peter
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Play 69 The Landlady's Daughter by Ludwig Uhland Group 00:01:53
Play 70 Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore Sonia
00:01:22
Play 71 Forget Thee? by John Moultrie Craig Franklin
00:02:03
Play 72 Renouncement by Alice Meynell Anusha Iyer
00:01:22
Play 73 Love by Robert Browning Jason in Panama
00:00:51
Play 74 Last Night by Christian Winther Leanne Yau
00:02:19
Play 75 Minstrels' Marriage-Song: From 'Oella: A Tragical Interlude' by Thomas Chatterton Anusha Iyer
Jason in Panama
00:01:51
Play 76 Summer Days by Wathen Marks Wilks Call Leanne Yau
00:02:38
Play 77 Fly to the Desert, Fly with Me: Song of Nourmahal in 'The Light of the Harem' by Thomas Moore Group 00:04:18
Play 78 In a Gondola by Robert Browning Group 00:11:51
Play 79 Cleopatra by William Wetmore Story Sonia
00:07:04
Play 80 Love by Thomas Kibble Hervey Sonia
00:01:52
Play 81 Keats's Last Sonnet by John Keats Anusha Iyer
00:01:23
Play 82 Stanzas Written on the Road between Florence and Pisa by Lord Byron Craig Franklin
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Play 83 The Song of the Camp by Bayard Taylor Group 00:02:35
Play 84 To Fidessa by Bartholomew Griffin Tomas Peter
00:01:29
Play 85 Meeting at Night by Robert Browning Anusha Iyer
00:01:11
Play 86 Charlie Machree by William J. Hoppin Sonia
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Play 87 Hope Deferred by Anonymous Jason in Panama
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Play 88 The Old Maid by George Barlow Sonia
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Play 89 The Loveliness of Love by George Darley Leanne Yau
00:02:22
Play 90 To One in Paradise by Edgar Allan Poe Tomas Peter
00:01:38
Play 91 An Old Sweetheart of Mine by James Whitcomb Riley Craig Franklin
00:03:36
Play 92 Rose Aylmer by Walter Savage Landor Jason in Panama
00:00:53
Play 93 Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds: Sonnet CXVI by William Shakespeare Anusha Iyer
00:01:24
Play 94 Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Group 00:08:25
Play 95 Sonnets by James Russell Lowell Group 00:03:02
Play 96 My Love by James Russell Lowell Craig Franklin
00:02:46
Play 97 Adam Describing Eve: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book VIII by John Milton Tomas Peter
00:05:19
Play 98 Adam to Eve: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book IX by John Milton Jason in Panama
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Play 99 Brutus and Portia: From 'Julius Caesar,' Act II. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare Group 00:04:22
Play 100 Lord Walter's Wife by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Group 00:05:15
Play 101 Paulina's Appeal: From 'Polyeucte' by Pierre Corneille Sonia
Jason in Panama
00:03:33
Play 102 The Wife of Loki by Lady Charlotte Elliot Sonia
00:01:55
Play 103 Like a Laverock in the Lift by Jean Ingelow Anusha Iyer
00:01:42
Play 104 Were I But His Own Wife by Mary Downing Anusha Iyer
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Play 105 Two Lovers by Marian Evans Lewes Cross (George Eliot) Anusha Iyer
00:02:16
Play 106 In Twos by William Channing Gannett Jason in Panama
00:02:19
Play 107 Hebrew Wedding: From 'The Fall of Jerusalem' by Henry Hart Milman Tomas Peter
00:02:09
Play 108 The Wedding-Day: From 'Epithalamion' by Edmund Spenser Craig Franklin
00:05:58
Play 109 The Bride: From 'A Ballad Upon a Wedding' by Sir John Suckling Tomas Peter
00:02:02
Play 110 Song: From an Old Song, 'Woo'd and Married and A'' by Joanna Baillie Group 00:03:35
Play 111 The Newly-Wedded by Winthrop Mackworth Praed Sonia
00:01:23
Play 112 The Poet's Bridal-Day Song by Allan Cunningham Jason in Panama
00:03:03
Play 113 Thou Hast Sworn by Thy God, My Jeanie by Allan Cunningham Craig Franklin
00:02:07
Play 114 Possession by Bayard Taylor Tomas Peter
00:02:33
Play 115 My Ain Wife by Alexander Laing Craig Franklin
00:01:17
Play 116 My Wife's a Winsome Wee Thing by Robert Burns Jason in Panama
00:01:09
Play 117 The Poet's Song to His Wife by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) Leanne Yau
00:01:23
Play 118 The Day Returns, My Bosom Burns by Robert Burns Tomas Peter
00:01:17
Play 119 She Was a Phantom of Delight by William Wordsworth Anusha Iyer
00:02:06
Play 120 Possession by Robert Bulwer Lytton (Owen Meredith) Group 00:01:30
Play 121 My Heart Is a Lute by Lady Lindsay Leanne Yau
00:01:17
Play 122 Reunited Love by Richard Doddridge Blackmore Sonia
Craig Franklin
00:01:55
Play 123 A Woman's Complaint by Anonymous Leanne Yau
00:02:37
Play 124 Love Lightens Labor by Anonymous Group 00:02:32
Play 125 Connubial Life: From 'The Seasons: Spring' by James Thomson Craig Franklin
00:02:56
Play 126 The Retort by George Pope Morris Group 00:01:24
Play 127 The Eggs and the Horses: A Matrimonial Epic by Anonymous Group 00:07:44
Play 128 Woman's Will: An Epigram by John Godfrey Saxe Anusha Iyer
00:00:41
Play 129 The Worn Wedding-Ring by William Cox Bennett Jason in Panama
00:03:37
Play 130 If Thou Wert by My Side, My Love by Reginald Heber Tomas Peter
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Play 131 There's Nae Luck About the House by Jean Adam Tomas Peter
00:02:28
Play 132 Dolcino to Margaret by Charles Kingsley Craig Franklin
00:00:54
Play 133 O Lay Thy Hand in Mine, Dear! by Gerald Massey Sonia
00:02:10
Play 134 Faith and Hope by Rembrandt Peale Jason in Panama
00:01:29
Play 135 Darby and Joan by Frederic Edward Weatherly Anusha Iyer
00:02:01
Play 136 The Golden Wedding by David Gray Craig Franklin
00:01:51
Play 137 The Fire of Love: From the 'Examen Miscellaneum,' 1708 by Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset Sonia
00:01:03
Play 138 Not Ours the Vows by Bernard Barton Leanne Yau
00:01:19
Play 139 Laodamia by William Wordsworth Group 00:11:12
Play 140 'Till Death Us Part' by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Jason in Panama
00:01:33
Play 141 The Old Man Dreams by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sonia
Craig Franklin
00:02:34
Play 142 John Anderson, My Jo by Robert Burns Tomas Peter
00:01:35