The World's Best Poetry, Volume 6: Fancy and Sentiment (Part 2)

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The sixth 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 notable poems that deal with our own sensibilities and human qualities, covering subjects such as memory; thoughts and dreams; the figure of the poet; books; music; the arts; work and labor; contentment; rest; and sleep. - Summary by Tomas Peter

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Group: World's Best Poetry

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Blest Memory: From 'The Pleasures of Memory' by Samuel Rogers Leanne Yau
00:02:45
Play 02 Sudden Light by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Tomas Peter
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Play 03 Pre-Existence by Paul Hamilton Hayne Tomas Peter
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Play 04 Once Before by Mary Mapes Dodge Sonia
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Play 05 A Lost Chord by Adelaide Anne Procter Leanne Yau
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Play 06 The Closing Year by George Denison Prentice Craig Franklin
00:05:25
Play 07 Roma: From 'Poesie' by Giosuè Carducci Jason in Panama
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Play 08 There Is Such Power: From 'Sonnets in Shadow' by Arlo Bates Leanne Yau
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Play 09 Verses Supposed to be Written by Alexander Selkirk During His Solitary Abode in the Island of Juan Fernandez by William Cowper Tomas Peter
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Play 10 Mignon's Song: From 'Wilhelm Meister' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sonia
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Play 11 Oft in the Stilly Night by Thomas Moore Sonia
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Play 12 On the Ruins of a Country Inn by Philip Freneau Craig Franklin
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Play 13 'T Is but a Little Faded Flower by Ellen Clementine Howarth Leanne Yau
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Play 14 The Brier-Wood Pipe by Charles Dawson Shanly Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
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Play 15 Memory and Oblivion by Macedonius Leanne Yau
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Play 16 The Inner Vision by William Wordsworth Jason in Panama
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Play 17 Thought by Christopher Pearse Cranch Sonia
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Play 18 Dream-Life: From 'Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of' by Pedro Calderón Tomas Peter
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Play 19 My Minde to Me a Kingdom Is by Sir Edward Dyer Sonia
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Play 20 To One Who Had Scoffed at the Poet's Poverty by Martial Craig Franklin
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Play 21 Of a Contented Spirit by Thomas, Lord Vaux Jason in Panama
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Play 22 A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever: From 'Endymion,' Book I by John Keats Craig Franklin
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Play 23 The Sower and his Seed by William E.H. Lecky Jason in Panama
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Play 24 Æsop by Andrew Lang Group 00:02:05
Play 25 Indirection by Richard Realf Sonia
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Play 26 Proem by Madison Cawein Tomas Peter
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Play 27 The Poet of Nature: From 'Festus' by Philip James Bailey Craig Franklin
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Play 28 Above the Clouds by Joaquin Miller Jason in Panama
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Play 29 The Poet's Impulse: From 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage,' Canto III by Lord Byron Craig Franklin
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Play 30 Impression by Edmund Gosse Sonia
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Play 31 The Ancient and Modern Muses by Francis Turner Palgrave Jason in Panama
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Play 32 On his 'Sonnets of the Wingless Hours' by Eugene Lee-Hamilton Leanne Yau
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Play 33 The Poet of To-day by Sarah Jane Lippincott (Grace Greenwood) Craig Franklin
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Play 34 Unknown Poets: From 'The Excursion,' Book I by William Wordsworth Craig Franklin
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Play 35 The Ballad of Prose and Rhyme by Austin Dobson Sonia
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Play 36 On First Looking into Chapman's Homer by John Keats Jason in Panama
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Play 37 The Odyssey (Prefacing the Butcher-Lang Translation) by Andrew Lang Craig Franklin
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Play 38 Sonnet: From 'Astrophel and Stella' by Sir Philip Sidney Leanne Yau
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Play 39 The Singer of One Song by Henry Augustin Beers Leanne Yau
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Play 40 The Sonnet by Richard Watson Gilder Leanne Yau
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Play 41 An Autograph by James Russell Lowell Craig Franklin
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Play 42 Art by Sir Gilbert Parker Jason in Panama
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Play 43 Broken Music by Thomas Bailey Aldrich Leanne Yau
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Play 44 The Modern Poet (A Song of Derivations) by Alice Meynell Tomas Peter
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Play 45 The Jester's Plea by Frederick Locker-Lampson Jason in Panama
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Play 46 Verses Why Burnt by Walter Savage Landor Leanne Yau
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Play 47 Sweet Nature's Voice: From 'Susan: A Poem of Degrees' by Arthur Joseph Munby Sonia
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Play 48 Genius by Richard Henry Hengist Horne Craig Franklin
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Play 49 One Day I Wrote her Name: From 'Amoretti,' Sonnet LXXV by Edmund Spenser Sonia
Tomas Peter
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Play 50 The Poet's Death: From 'The Lay of the Last Minstrel,' Canto V by Sir Walter Scott Jason in Panama
00:02:32
Play 51 Thy Songs and Mine by Julia C.R. Dorr Tomas Peter
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Play 52 The Sharing of the Earth by J.C. Friedrich von Schiller Group 00:02:27
Play 53 The Immortality of Genius by Sextus Propertius Sonia
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Play 54 Written on a Fly-Leaf of Theocritus by Maurice Thompson Craig Franklin
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Play 55 Books: From 'The Kaléder of Sheperdes,' 1528 by Anonymous Sonia
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Play 56 The Scholar: From 'Edwin the Fair' by Sir Henry Taylor Jason in Panama
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Play 57 The Book-Stall by Clinton Scollard Leanne Yau
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Play 58 Books by John Higgins Leanne Yau
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Play 59 Influence of Music: From 'King Henry Eighth,' Act III. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare Leanne Yau
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Play 60 Music: From 'The Merchant of Venice,' Act V. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare Group 00:02:07
Play 61 To —— by Percy Bysshe Shelley Leanne Yau
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Play 62 The Cello by Richard Watson Gilder Leanne Yau
Craig Franklin
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Play 63 A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day, 1687 by John Dryden Tomas Peter
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Play 64 The Spell by Paul Verlaine Tomas Peter
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Play 65 The Passions (An Ode for Music) by William Collins Sonia
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Play 66 Invocation: From 'The Davideis' by Abraham Cowley Craig Franklin
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Play 67 Alexander's Feast; or, The Power of Music (An Ode) by John Dryden Tomas Peter
Jason in Panama
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Play 68 Beethoven's Third Symphony by Richard Hovey Jason in Panama
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Play 69 Pan in Wall Street by Edmund Clarence Stedman Tomas Peter
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Play 70 On an Intaglio Head of Minerva by Thomas Bailey Aldrich Jason in Panama
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Play 71 The Artist by Arthur Grissom Sonia
Leanne Yau
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Play 72 A Painted Fan by Louise Chandler Moulton Sonia
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Play 73 On a Fan that Belonged to the Marquise de Pompadour (Ballade) by Austin Dobson Tomas Peter
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Play 74 Hack and Hew by Bliss Carman Group 00:02:41
Play 75 The Axe: From 'Malcolm's Katie' by Isabella Valancy Crawford Group 00:02:01
Play 76 Labor by Frances Sargent Osgood Group 00:03:39
Play 77 The Song of the Lower Classes by Ernest Charles Jones Group 00:02:45
Play 78 'The Man with the Hoe' by Edwin Markham Sonia
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Play 79 'The Man with the Hoe' (A Reply) by John Vance Cheney Sonia
Craig Franklin
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Play 80 Corn-Law Hymn by Ebenezer Elliott Jason in Panama
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Play 81 For a' That and a' That by Robert Burns Tomas Peter
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Play 82 The Good Time Coming by Charles Mackay Jason in Panama
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Play 83 The Lotus-Eaters by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Group 00:12:02
Play 84 Delay by Charlotte Fiske Bates Craig Franklin
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Play 85 The Happy Heart: From 'Patient Grissell,' Act I. Sc. 1 by Thomas Dekker Tomas Peter
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Play 86 The Cobbler and the Financier by Jean de La Fontaine Group 00:03:38
Play 87 Labor Done: From 'Song of the Bell' by J.C. Friedrich von Schiller Craig Franklin
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Play 88 Haste Not! Rest Not! by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Jason in Panama
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Play 89 Work by Henry van Dyke Craig Franklin
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Play 90 A Wish by Abraham Cowley Jason in Panama
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Play 91 Contentment by Joshua Sylvester Sonia
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Play 92 Content: From 'Farewell to Follie,' 1617 by Robert Greene Sonia
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Play 93 Song by John Bunyan Jason in Panama
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Play 94 In Prison by Sir Roger L'Estrange Craig Franklin
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Play 95 Cleon and I by Charles Mackay Jason in Panama
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Play 96 The Wants of Man by John Quincy Adams Tomas Peter
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Play 97 Contentment ('Man Wants but Little Here Below') by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sonia
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Play 98 Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Tomas Peter
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Play 99 To All in Haven by Philip Bourke Marston Craig Franklin
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Play 100 A Woman's Wish by Mary Ashley Townsend Leanne Yau
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Play 101 The World and the Quietist by Matthew Arnold Sonia
Jason in Panama
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Play 102 Rest by Margaret L. Woods Tomas Peter
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Play 103 Invocation to Sleep: From 'Valentinian' by John Fletcher Leanne Yau
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Play 104 Sleep by Dr. John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) Leanne Yau
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Play 105 Sleep: From 'Astrophel and Stella' by Sir Philip Sidney Tomas Peter
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Play 106 Sleep: From 'Second Part of Henry IV,' Act III. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare Tomas Peter
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Play 107 Sleeplessness by William Wordsworth Leanne Yau
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Play 108 Watching (In Burmah) by Emily Chubbuck Judson Craig Franklin
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Play 109 The Voyage of Sleep by Arthur Wentworth Eaton Sonia
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Play 110 The Two Oceans by John Sterling Sonia
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Play 111 Ode to Sleep by Paul Hamilton Hayne Tomas Peter
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Play 112 The Fallen (In Memoriam, May 30) by John Vance Cheney Tomas Peter
Jason in Panama
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