The World's Best Poetry, Volume 4: The Higher Life (Part 2)

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The fourth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the second of two parts, includes many notable religious and devotional poems and hymns from across the centuries, covering subjects such as the human experience; death; immortality; and Heaven. It also includes notable excerpts from John Milton's Paradise Lost and Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy. - Summary by Tomas Peter

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Group: World's Best Poetry

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Poet's Theme: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book I by John Milton Craig Franklin
00:02:10
Play 02 The Temptation: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book IX by John Milton Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:11:13
Play 03 The Fall: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book IX by John Milton Leanne Yau
Craig Franklin
00:04:06
Play 04 Intercession and Redemption: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book XI by John Milton Group 00:04:53
Play 05 Eve's Lament: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book XI by John Milton Sonia
00:01:45
Play 06 Eve to Adam: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book XI by John Milton Leanne Yau
00:01:14
Play 07 The Departure from Paradise: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book XII by John Milton Craig Franklin
00:01:28
Play 08 A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Craig Franklin
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Play 09 The Gifts of God by George Herbert Leanne Yau
Craig Franklin
00:01:39
Play 10 Duty by Ellen Sturgis Hooper Leanne Yau
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Play 11 Ode to Duty by William Wordsworth Sonia
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Play 12 Self-Inquiry by Isaac Watts Leanne Yau
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Play 13 The Three Enemies by Christina Georgina Rossetti Group 00:02:42
Play 14 Said I Not So? by George Herbert Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
00:01:42
Play 15 Nothing but Leaves by Lucy E. Akerman Tomas Peter
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Play 16 The World by Frederick William Faber Jason in Panama
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Play 17 The Cry of the Human by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Group 00:07:03
Play 18 The Sifting of Peter (A Folk-Song) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tomas Peter
00:02:26
Play 19 Vanity by Anonymous Leanne Yau
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Play 20 Different Minds by Richard Chenevix Trench Leanne Yau
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Play 21 My Recovery by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock Craig Franklin
00:02:01
Play 22 The Ladder of Saint Augustine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Craig Franklin
00:03:05
Play 23 Saint Christopher by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Group 00:02:46
Play 24 Scorn Not the Least by Robert Southwell Craig Franklin
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Play 25 The Right Must Win by Frederick William Faber Jason in Panama
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Play 26 The Cost of Worth: From 'Bitter Sweet' by Josiah Gilbert Holland Jason in Panama
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Play 27 The Laborer by William D. Gallagher Tomas Peter
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Play 28 A True Lent by Robert Herrick Leanne Yau
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Play 29 From 'The Church Porch' by George Herbert Sonia
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Play 30 Briefs by Richard Crashaw Tomas Peter
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Play 31 Jewish Hymn in Babylon by Henry Hart Milman Jason in Panama
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Play 32 Example by John Keble Leanne Yau
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Play 33 Small Beginnings by Charles Mackay Sonia
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Play 34 The Rise of Man by John White Chadwick Sonia
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Play 35 I Would I Were an Excellent Divine by Nicholas Breton Craig Franklin
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Play 36 The Pastor's Reverie by Washington Gladden Jason in Panama
Craig Franklin
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Play 37 The Two Rabbis by John Greenleaf Whittier Group 00:05:40
Play 38 Judge Not by Adelaide Anne Procter Leanne Yau
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Play 39 To the Unco Guid by Robert Burns Craig Franklin
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Play 40 Stone the Woman, Let the Man Go Free by Anonymous (Frances Marcella Attie O'Brien) Sonia
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Play 41 In Prison by May Riley Smith Sonia
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Play 42 Conscience and Remorse by Paul Laurence Dunbar Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
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Play 43 Found Wanting by Emily Dickinson Leanne Yau
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Play 44 Dallying with Temptation: From the First Part of 'Wallenstein,' Act III. Sc. 4 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Tomas Peter
00:02:13
Play 45 Easy to Drift by Oliver Huckel Leanne Yau
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Play 46 Frankford's Soliloquy: From 'A Woman Killed with Kindness' by Thomas Heywood Jason in Panama
00:01:06
Play 47 Conscience: From Satire XIII by Juvenal Leanne Yau
Craig Franklin
00:04:08
Play 48 The Foolish Virgins: From 'Idylls of the King: Guinevere' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Group 00:02:12
Play 49 Up Hill by Christina G. Rossetti Sonia
Jason in Panama
00:01:29
Play 50 Per Pacem ad Lucem by Adelaide Anne Procter Sonia
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Play 51 On his Blindness by John Milton Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
00:01:18
Play 52 The Martyrs' Hymn by Martin Luther Sonia
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Play 53 The Pilgrimage by Sir Walter Raleigh Jason in Panama
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Play 54 The Master's Touch by Horatius Bonar Leanne Yau
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Play 55 The Faithful Angel: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book V by John Milton Leanne Yau
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Play 56 Low Spirits by Frederick William Faber Tomas Peter
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Play 57 I Saw Thee by Ray Palmer Jason in Panama
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Play 58 Losse in Delayes by Robert Southwell Sonia
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Play 59 The Seed Growing Secretly by Henry Vaughan Leanne Yau
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Play 60 Patience by Paul Hamilton Hayne Craig Franklin
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Play 61 Sometime by May Riley Smith Craig Franklin
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Play 62 Father, Thy Will be Done! by Sarah Flower Adams Jason in Panama
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Play 63 The Prospect by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Tomas Peter
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Play 64 The Lost Pleiad by William Gilmore Craig Franklin
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Play 65 Passing Away by John Pierpont Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
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Play 66 Lines found in his Bible in the Gate-house at Westminster by Sir Walter Raleigh Leanne Yau
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Play 67 My Ain Countree by Mary Lee Demarest Tomas Peter
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Play 68 Coming by Barbara Miller MacAndrew Group 00:05:46
Play 69 Euthanasia by Willis Gaylord Clark Tomas Peter
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Play 70 The Last Man by Thomas Campbell Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
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Play 71 When by Sarah Woolsey (Susan Coolidge) Sonia
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Play 72 Burial of Moses by Cecil Frances Alexander Jason in Panama
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Play 73 The Resignation by Thomas Chatterton Tomas Peter
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Play 74 'Only Waiting' by Frances Laughton Mace Jason in Panama
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Play 75 Hopefully Waiting by Anson D.F. Randolph Tomas Peter
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Play 76 Sit Down, Sad Soul by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) Leanne Yau
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Play 77 It Kindles All My Soul by Casimir of Poland Tomas Peter
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Play 78 Epilogue by Robert Browning Sonia
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Play 79 Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
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Play 80 The Dying Christian to His Soul by Alexander Pope Sonia
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Play 81 Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth Group 00:11:29
Play 82 Soliloquy: On Immortality (from 'Cato,' Act V. Sc. 1) by Joseph Addison Sonia
Craig Franklin
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Play 83 Edwin and Paulinus: The Conversion of Northumbria by Anonymous Group 00:02:52
Play 84 The Undiscovered Country by Edmund Clarence Stedman Jason in Panama
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Play 85 Song of the Silent Land by Johann Gaudenz von Salis Jason in Panama
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Play 86 The Other World by Harriet Beecher Stowe Craig Franklin
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Play 87 Heaven by Emily Dickinson Leanne Yau
00:00:48
Play 88 Thoughts of Heaven by Robert Nicoll Tomas Peter
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Play 89 Nearer Home by Phoebe Cary Jason in Panama
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Play 90 Meeting Above by William Leggett Leanne Yau
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Play 91 My Days among the Dead by Robert Southey Craig Franklin
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Play 92 The Future Life by William Cullen Bryant Jason in Panama
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Play 93 Heaven by Anonymous Craig Franklin
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Play 94 The Two Worlds by Mortimer Collins Jason in Panama
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Play 95 The Answer by Anonymous Sonia
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Play 96 Forever with the Lord by James Montgomery Jason in Panama
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Play 97 To Heaven Approached a Sufi Saint by Jalal ad-Din Rumi Group 00:01:44
Play 98 Matter and Man Immortal: From 'Night Thoughts,' Night VI by Dr. Edward Young Craig Franklin
00:03:37
Play 99 Life: From 'Festus,' Scene: 'A Country Town' by Philip James Bailey Group 00:02:27
Play 100 Heaven by Jeremy Taylor Jason in Panama
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Play 101 The Spirit-Land by Jones Very Sonia
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Play 102 Heaven by Nancy Amelia Woodbury Priest Tomas Peter
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Play 103 Tell Me, Ye Wingèd Winds by Charles Mackay Group 00:02:46
Play 104 Heaven by Isaac Watts Sonia
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Play 105 Peace by Henry Vaughan Tomas Peter
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Play 106 Star-Mist: From 'Stars' by John Keble Leanne Yau
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Play 107 The Ministry of Angels: From 'The Faërie Queene,' Book II. Canto 8 by Edmund Spenser Tomas Peter
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Play 108 Saint Agnes by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Sonia
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Play 109 Praise of the Celestial Country by Bernard de Morlaix Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:10:27
Play 110 The New Jerusalem; or, The Soul's Breathing after the Heavenly Country by Anonymous Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:12:00
Play 111 Paradise by Frederick William Faber Tomas Peter
00:03:24
Play 112 Inscription over the Gate: From 'The Divine Comedy: Hell,' Canto III by Dante Alighieri Craig Franklin
00:01:20
Play 113 Prayer: From 'The Divine Comedy: Purgatory,' Canto VI by Dante Alighieri Jason in Panama
Craig Franklin
00:02:18
Play 114 Prayer of Penitents: From 'The Divine Comedy: Purgatory,' Canto XI by Dante Alighieri Jason in Panama
00:02:12
Play 115 Man's Free-Will: From 'The Divine Comedy: Purgatory,' Canto XVI by Dante Alighieri Craig Franklin
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Play 116 Fire of Purification: From 'The Divine Comedy: Purgatory,' Canto XXVII by Dante Alighieri Group 00:04:23
Play 117 Sin and Redemption: From 'The Divine Comedy: Paradise,' Canto VII by Dante Alighieri Tomas Peter
00:04:35
Play 118 The Triumph of Christ: From 'The Divine Comedy: Paradise,' Canto XIV by Dante Alighieri Sonia
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Play 119 The Saints in Glory: From 'The Divine Comedy: Paradise,' Canto XXXI by Dante Alighieri Craig Franklin
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