The World's Best Poetry, Volume 6: Fancy and Sentiment (Part 1)

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The sixth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, includes a range of notable poems that deal with both the realm of the fantastic and our own sensibilities, covering subjects such as the imagination; fairies; elves; sprites; myths; mysticism; legends; time; and human life. It also includes an introductory essay to the volume by poet and literary historian Charles Francis Richardson (1851-1913). - Summary by Tomas Peter

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Group: World's Best Poetry

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 The Place of Poetry in Life by Charles Francis Richardson Group 00:34:29
Play 01 Fantasy: From 'The Vision of Delight' by Ben Jonson Leanne Yau
00:01:02
Play 02 Hallo, My Fancy by William Cleland Tomas Peter
00:06:52
Play 03 Ideality by Hartley Coleridge Tomas Peter
00:01:18
Play 04 Fancy by John Keats Jason in Panama
00:04:31
Play 05 Imagination: From 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Act V. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare Jason in Panama
00:01:11
Play 06 Queen Mab: From 'Romeo and Juliet,' Act I. Sc. 4 by William Shakespeare Leanne Yau
00:03:04
Play 07 Oberon's Feast by Robert Herrick Craig Franklin
00:03:13
Play 08 Fairy's Song: From 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Act II. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare Leanne Yau
00:01:13
Play 09 Compliment to Queen Elizabeth: From 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Act II. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare Jason in Panama
Craig Franklin
00:01:48
Play 10 The Fairies' Lullaby: From 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Act II. Sc. 3 by William Shakespeare Group 00:02:56
Play 11 Fairies' Song by Thomas Randolph Jason in Panama
00:01:09
Play 12 The Fairies by William Allingham Tomas Peter
00:02:40
Play 13 Kilmeny: From 'The Queen's Wake' by James Hogg Group 00:17:17
Play 14 The Fairy Child by John Anster Jason in Panama
00:01:55
Play 15 Garden Fairies by Philip Bourke Marston Group 00:03:39
Play 16 The Culprit Fay by Joseph Rodman Drake Group 00:34:05
Play 17 Oh! Where Do Fairies Hide Their Heads? by Thomas Haynes Bayly Leanne Yau
00:01:30
Play 18 Songs of Ariel: From 'The Tempest,' Act I. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare Tomas Peter
00:03:23
Play 19 Airy Nothings: From 'The Tempest,' Act IV. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare Craig Franklin
00:01:13
Play 20 The Erl-King by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Group 00:03:15
Play 21 The Djinns by Victor Marie Hugo Sonia
00:05:10
Play 22 The Lady Lost in the Wood: From 'Comus' by John Milton Leanne Yau
00:03:55
Play 23 The Nymph of the Severn: From 'Comus' by John Milton Group 00:08:39
Play 24 Tam o' Shanter: A Tale by Robert Burns Sonia
00:11:52
Play 25 The Lore-Lei by Heinrich Heine Jason in Panama
00:01:26
Play 26 The Fisher by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Leanne Yau
Craig Franklin
00:02:01
Play 27 The Sirens' Song: From 'Inner Temple Masque' by William Browne Leanne Yau
00:01:20
Play 28 The Forsaken Merman by Matthew Arnold Group 00:07:33
Play 29 The Flitting of the Fairies: From 'The End of Elfintown' by Jane Barlow Leanne Yau
00:01:16
Play 30 A Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:02:46
Play 31 A Transformation: From 'The Metamorphoses' by Ovid Tomas Peter
Jason in Panama
00:02:00
Play 32 The Comet by Charles Sangster Craig Franklin
00:03:16
Play 33 The Ballad of Judas Iscariot by Robert Buchanan Group 00:09:49
Play 34 The Blessèd Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
00:07:32
Play 35 The King's Highway by Harriet Waters Preston Sonia
00:01:51
Play 36 Rhœcus by James Russell Lowell Group 00:08:28
Play 37 Una and the Red Crosse Knight: From 'The Faërie Queene,' Book I. Canto I by Edmund Spenser Leanne Yau
00:04:12
Play 38 Una and the Lion: From 'The Faërie Queene,' Book I. Canto III by Edmund Spenser Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
00:03:54
Play 39 The Bower of Bliss: From 'The Faërie Queene,' Book II. Canto XII by Edmund Spenser Jason in Panama
00:04:38
Play 40 The Cave of Sleep: From 'The Faërie Queene,' Book I. Canto I by Edmund Spenser Craig Franklin
00:01:35
Play 41 The Castle of Indolence (from Canto I) by James Thomson Tomas Peter
Jason in Panama
00:16:20
Play 42 Outward Bound by Thomas Bailey Aldrich Sonia
00:01:20
Play 43 The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Group 00:08:37
Play 44 Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Group 00:33:49
Play 45 Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:05:59
Play 46 The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Sonia
Craig Franklin
00:08:35
Play 47 Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Tomas Peter
00:05:24
Play 48 The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe Sonia
00:02:35
Play 49 The Sunken City by Wilhelm Müller Sonia
00:02:04
Play 50 The Walker of the Snow by Charles Dawson Shanly Craig Franklin
00:03:05
Play 51 The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning Group 00:16:39
Play 52 Quatrains by William Hamilton Hayne Leanne Yau
00:01:18
Play 53 A Yellow Pansy by Helen Gray Cone Leanne Yau
00:01:17
Play 54 Echo and Silence by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Leanne Yau
00:01:27
Play 55 Sherwood by Alfred Noyes Jason in Panama
00:04:16
Play 56 Far-Away by Dr. George Sigerson Sonia
00:02:02
Play 57 Time the Supreme: From 'Night Thoughts,' Night I by Dr. Edward Young Tomas Peter
00:04:11
Play 58 To-morrow: From 'Irene' by Samuel Johnson Sonia
00:01:24
Play 59 Three Days by James Roberts Gilmore Tomas Peter
00:01:13
Play 60 Procrastination: From 'Night Thoughts,' Night I by Dr. Edward Young Leanne Yau
00:03:06
Play 61 Ave atque Vale by Rosamund Marriott Watson Sonia
00:01:49
Play 62 The Ballad of Dead Ladies by François Villon Tomas Peter
00:02:10
Play 63 The Approach of Age: Sonnet XII by William Shakespeare Craig Franklin
00:01:24
Play 64 The Old Year and the New by William Cleaver Wilkinson Jason in Panama
00:03:02
Play 65 The Death of the Old Year by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Tomas Peter
00:03:35
Play 66 A Fancy from Fontenelle by Austin Dobson Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
00:01:26
Play 67 What Is the Grass?: From 'The Song of Myself' by Walt Whitman Tomas Peter
00:03:38
Play 68 The Petrified Fern by Mary L. Bolles Branch Leanne Yau
00:02:38
Play 69 The Making of Man by John White Chadwick Jason in Panama
00:01:25
Play 70 The Ascent of Man by Rossiter W. Raymond Sonia
Jason in Panama
00:02:00
Play 71 Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám Group 00:24:52
Play 72 Time (An Enigma) by Jonathan Swift Craig Franklin
00:00:43
Play 73 This Life by William Drummond Sonia
00:01:01
Play 74 The Character of a Happy Life by Sir Henry Wotton Jason in Panama
00:01:44
Play 75 Retribution by Friedrich von Logau Tomas Peter
00:00:53
Play 76 The Lye by Sir Walter Raleigh Craig Franklin
00:03:31
Play 77 The Generous Air by Palladas Leanne Yau
00:01:03
Play 78 Good Life, Long Life by Ben Jonson Sonia
00:00:59
Play 79 Life by Richard Henry Wilde Leanne Yau
00:01:41
Play 80 Where Lies the Land? by Arthur Hugh Clough Tomas Peter
00:02:10
Play 81 Life by George Herbert Jason in Panama
00:01:25
Play 82 Life by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:01:23
Play 83 The Rose-Bush by Johann Ludwig Uhland Craig Franklin
00:01:38
Play 84 History of a Life by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) Craig Franklin
00:01:25
Play 85 My Quaker Grandmothers by Oliver Huckel Jason in Panama
00:01:00
Play 86 Address to the Mummy at Belzoni's Exhibition by Horace Smith Sonia
00:05:17
Play 87 London Bridge by Frederic Edward Weatherly Craig Franklin
00:02:06
Play 88 The Crowded Street by William Cullen Bryant Sonia
00:02:50
Play 89 L'Allegro by John Milton Jason in Panama
00:07:36
Play 90 Dining: From 'Lucile' by Robert, Earl of Lytton (Owen Meredith) Craig Franklin
00:02:01
Play 91 The Family Skeleton: From 'Modern Love' by George Meredith Tomas Peter
00:01:40
Play 92 The Epicure by Anacreon Craig Franklin
00:02:16
Play 93 The Indian Weed by Anonymous Jason in Panama
00:01:30
Play 94 Smoking Spiritualized by Ralph Erskine Craig Franklin
00:01:30
Play 95 Without and Within by Pietro Metastasio Jason in Panama
00:00:51
Play 96 Il Penseroso by John Milton Tomas Peter
00:09:02
Play 97 Excelsior by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Group 00:02:56
Play 98 The Wild Ride by Louise Imogen Guiney Jason in Panama
00:02:18
Play 99 The Vagabonds by John Townsend Trowbridge Craig Franklin
00:06:12
Play 100 Fame: From 'An Essay on Man,' Epistle IV by Alexander Pope Sonia
00:01:48
Play 101 Pelters of Pyramids by Richard Henry Hengist Horne Tomas Peter
00:02:31
Play 102 Enid's Song: From 'Idyls of the King' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
00:01:22
Play 103 Fortune: From 'Fanny' by Fitz-Greene Halleck Leanne Yau
00:02:00
Play 104 Opportunity by William Blake Sonia
00:00:50
Play 105 Opportunity by John James Ingalls Leanne Yau
00:01:23
Play 106 Undeveloped Lives by William E.H. Lecky Sonia
00:02:03
Play 107 Augury by Edith M. Thomas Craig Franklin
00:01:17
Play 108 'Keep Sweet and Keep Movin'' by Robert J. Burdette Tomas Peter
00:02:41
Play 109 A Tear by Samuel Rogers Tomas Peter
00:01:47
Play 110 The Jester's Sermon by George Walter Thornbury Tomas Peter
Craig Franklin
00:03:47
Play 111 The Fool's Prayer by Edward Rowland Sill Group 00:02:44
Play 112 At Midsummer by Louise Chandler Moulton Leanne Yau
00:01:34
Play 113 A Sunrise Song by Sidney Lanier Craig Franklin
00:01:17
Play 114 Illusions by Robert Underwood Johnson Sonia
00:01:20
Play 115 Proem: From 'The Isles of the Amazons,' Part III by Joaquin Miller Tomas Peter
00:01:40
Play 116 A California Christmas by Joaquin Miller Jason in Panama
00:01:19
Play 117 Yussouf by James Russell Lowell Group 00:02:33
Play 118 Beauty: From 'An Hymne in Honor of Beautie' by Edmund Spenser Sonia
00:02:35
Play 119 Beauty Unadorned: From 'Elegies,' Book I, II by Propertius Craig Franklin
00:01:55
Play 120 Fortune by Sophocles Jason in Panama
00:01:00
Play 121 Greatness: From 'An Essay on Man,' Epistle IV by Alexander Pope Sonia
00:02:20
Play 122 Perseverance by Leonardo da Vinci Craig Franklin
00:01:03
Play 123 The One White Hair by Walter Savage Landor Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
00:01:33
Play 124 Growing Gray by Austin Dobson Tomas Peter
00:02:01
Play 125 Healthful Old Age: From 'As You Like It,' Act II. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare Jason in Panama
00:01:02
Play 126 Quack Medicines: From 'The Borough' by George Crabbe Group 00:04:03
Play 127 The Three Warnings by Hester Lynch Thrale Group 00:07:02
Play 128 Old Age and Death: From 'Verses Upon His Divine Poesy' by Edmund Waller Sonia
00:01:16
Play 129 The Ruling Passion: From 'Moral Essays,' Epistle I by Alexander Pope Group 00:03:53
Play 130 The Will by Dr. John Donne Tomas Peter
00:03:56
Play 131 To a Skeleton by Anonymous Jason in Panama
00:02:53
Play 132 The True Philosophy of Life by William Dunbar Craig Franklin
00:02:36