The World's Best Poetry, Volume 9: Tragedy and Humor (Part 1)

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The ninth 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 famous tragic poems set in different regions of the world, including Greece, Rome, the Orient, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Scotland, Ireland, England, America, and the sea. It ends off with a selection of mischievous poems about women and their proclivities. The collection also includes an introductory essay by folklore scholar Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). - Summary by Tomas Peter

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Group: World's Best Poetry

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 The Old Case of Poetry in a New Court by Francis Barton Gummere Group 00:22:25
Play 01 Iphigeneia and Agamemnon by Walter Savage Landor Sonia
Jason in Panama
00:04:07
Play 02 The Sacrifice of Polyxena: From 'Hecuba' by Euripides Group 00:06:21
Play 03 Parrhasius by Nathaniel Parker Willis Tomas Peter
Jason in Panama
00:10:01
Play 04 Lucius Junius Brutus over the Body of Lucretia: From 'Brutus' by John Howard Payne Craig Franklin
00:04:47
Play 05 The Roman Father: From 'Virginia' by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay Group 00:06:06
Play 06 Mark Antony, over the Body of Cæsar: From 'Julius Cæsar,' Act III. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare Group 00:10:57
Play 07 The Sack of the City by Victor-Marie Hugo Tomas Peter
00:02:10
Play 08 The Slaying of Sohrab: From 'Sohrab and Rustum' by Matthew Arnold Group 00:26:40
Play 09 Khamsin by Clinton Scollard Sonia
00:02:41
Play 10 The Diver by Johann C.F. Schiller Group 00:11:22
Play 11 God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop by Robert Southey Group 00:05:08
Play 12 Countess Laura by George Henry Boker Group 00:21:28
Play 13 Othello's Remorse: From 'Othello,' Act V. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare Foon
00:02:02
Play 14 The Trial of Beatrice: From 'The Cenci,' Act V by Percy Bysshe Shelley Group 00:13:35
Play 15 Fra Giacomo by Robert Buchanan Jason in Panama
00:07:33
Play 16 Ginevra by Samuel Rogers Group 00:06:30
Play 17 Bernardo Del Carpio by Felicia Hemans Group 00:05:14
Play 18 The Prisoner of Chillon by Lord Byron Foon
00:19:12
Play 19 Before Sedan by Austin Dobson Foon
00:01:52
Play 20 Ivàn Ivànovitch by Robert Browning Group 00:26:10
Play 21 A Dagger of the Mind: From 'Macbeth,' Act II. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare Tomas Peter
Foon
00:02:56
Play 22 The Murder: From 'Macbeth,' Act II. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare Group 00:05:39
Play 23 The Twa Corbies by Anonymous Group 00:01:44
Play 24 The Sack of Baltimore by Thomas Osborne Davis Sonia
00:06:04
Play 25 The Rose and the Gauntlet by John Sterling Group 00:02:22
Play 26 The Young Gray Head by Caroline Bowles Southey Group 00:21:56
Play 27 High-Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire (Time, 1571) by Jean Ingelow Group 00:09:00
Play 28 Rizpah (17—) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
00:08:16
Play 29 The Dream of Eugene Aram by Thomas Hood Group 00:10:03
Play 30 In the Engine-Shed by William Wilkins Craig Franklin
Foon
00:07:01
Play 31 Revelry of the Dying by Bartholomew Dowling Craig Franklin
00:03:29
Play 32 The Drummer-Boy's Burial by Anonymous Leanne Yau
00:04:32
Play 33 Ramon (Refugio Mine, Northern Mexico) by Bret Harte Group 00:03:31
Play 34 At the Cedars by Duncan Campbell Scott Sonia
Foon
00:02:52
Play 35 The Sands o' Dee by Charles Kingsley Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:01:33
Play 36 On the Loss of the Royal George (Written When the News Arrived, 1782) by William Cowper Jason in Panama
00:02:08
Play 37 The Three Fishers by Charles Kingsley Leanne Yau
00:01:33
Play 38 Casabianca by Felicia Hemans Leanne Yau
Tomas Peter
00:02:50
Play 39 The Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Group 00:04:49
Play 40 The Second Mate by Fitz-James O'Brien Sonia
Craig Franklin
00:04:48
Play 41 A Sea Story by Emily Henrietta Hickey Group 00:01:48
Play 42 Woman by Anonymous Sonia
00:00:47
Play 43 The Women Fo'k by James Hogg Craig Franklin
00:02:41
Play 44 Of a Certaine Man by Sir John Harrington Tomas Peter
00:01:24
Play 45 Women's Chorus by Aristophanes Leanne Yau
00:01:20
Play 46 The Wives of Weinsberg by Gottfried Augüst Bürger Group 00:04:54
Play 47 Sorrows of Werther by William Makepeace Thackeray Jason in Panama
00:01:12
Play 48 The Well of St. Keyne by Robert Southey Group 00:03:20
Play 49 The Belle of the Ball by Winthrop Mackworth Praed Tomas Peter
00:05:41
Play 50 Echo and the Lover by Anonymous Jason in Panama
Foon
00:01:55
Play 51 Echo by John Godfrey Saxe Craig Franklin
Foon
00:02:14
Play 52 'Nothing to Wear' by William Allen Butler Tomas Peter
Foon
00:19:34
Play 53 The Sea by Eva L. Ogden Leanne Yau
Foon
00:01:40
Play 54 The Proud Miss MacBride: A Legend of Gotham by John Godfrey Saxe Group 00:09:56
Play 55 On an Old Muff by Frederick Locker-Lampson Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
00:03:15
Play 56 How Paddy Got 'Under Government' by Anonymous Jason in Panama
00:00:50