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by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
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LibriVox recording of The Consolation of Philosophy by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. (Translated by Wilbraham Villiers Cooper.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The Consolation of Philosophy was written about 524 A.D. and has been called one of the most popular and influential books ever written. The book is presented as a dialogue between Boethius, the author, and Lady Philosophy, his tutor. Through her teaching, Boethius learns the true nature of fortune, misfortune, wealth,...
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by Anna Hempstead Branch
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Mother's Song by Anna Hempstead Branch. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  May 3, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Frank249942; Garfield Francisco Dsouza; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; Kailey G.; Larry Wilson; cavaet; Nemo; Phil Schempf; rwraptor; socks4tay and Soumya. A tribute to Mothers everywhere. Taken from The shoes that danced, and other poems by Anna Hempstead Branch, (pub. 1905) (...
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by Archibald Lampman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 23 recordings of The Railway Station by Archibald Lampman This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 23, 2020.   Read in English by Algy Pug; AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; bobmuir3; Chandra Hohmann; ChadH94; David Lawrence; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; James Egalsson; KristyM; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeynaLight; pearl; Phil Schempf; Vin Cramer and WesVHick. This Weekly poem highlights...
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by Baltasar Gracián
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián. (Translated by Joseph Jacobs.) Read in English by Sonia; Sandra Schmit; Sonrisa Jones; Ken Masters; Wayne Cooke; Tina Ding; Davi Bicudo 300 short maxims by Spanish Jesuit Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658). The advice is still useful and insightful for our modern world. Gracian was considered one of the most interesting philosophers by both Nietzsche und Schopenhauer, and the latter translated The Art of Worldly Wisdom into German....
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by Benjamin N. Cardozo
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LibriVox recording of The Nature of the Judicial Process by Benjamin N. Cardozo. Read by Kazbek Benjamin N. Cardozo, one of the most influential American justists of his era, served as the New York Court of Appeals Chief Justice, before joining the Supreme Court. His 1921 book The Nature of the Judicial Process, now considered a legal classic, was compiled from The Storrs Lectures delivered at Yale Law School earlier that year. In it he analyzes various factors underlying judicial decisions,...
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by Bertrand Russell
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LibriVox recording of Philosophical Essays by Bertrand Russell. Read in English by Landon D. C. Elkind Six out of seven essays appearing here were reprinted from other publications; indeed, this 1910 collection went out of print, so that two of the essays occurring here were reprinted in Russell's 1917 "Mysticism and Logic, and Other Essays". Nonetheless, this essay records Russell's thinking at a critical juncture, just before the publication of Volume I of the co-authored...
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by Booker T. Washington
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LibriVox recording of Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (version 3) by Booker T. Washington. Read in English by Andrew Kennedy Up from Slavery is the autobiography of American educator Booker T. Washington, describing his personal path up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War to his work at founding schools to help children from black or other disadvantaged groups learn skills that would give them the chance to work to pull themselves up by the bootstraps. For further...
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LibriVox recording of Hinduism and Buddhism: An Historical Sketch Volume 2 by Charles Eliot. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Lori Arsenault; RussellEric; Owlivia; realisticspeakers; Baishali; KHand; Cristina Najjar; Shashank Jakhmola Started in 1907, An Historical Sketch was a work in 3 volumes. The author was a British diplomat posted to Asia and his great work was interrupted by World War I, finally being published in 1921. It has been described as the definitive work on the subject and the...
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by Damon Runyon
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Last of the Hackdrivers by Damon Runyon. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 15, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Graham Scott; hayduo; Harmon Lee Busby; Jennifer Henry; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Ruthema and Phil Schempf. Alfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and short-story writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of...
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by Duncan Campbell Scott
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 8 recordings of A Night in March by Duncan Campbell Scott. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  March 1 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Newgatenovelist; Harmon Lee Busby; Larry Wilson; Nemo; Phil Schempf and rumpledpoetry. Hopefully this Fortnightly poem will encourage spring to arrive. ( David Lawrence ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Edgar A. Guest
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Man to Be by Edgar A. Guest This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  June 14, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; mammutty; Helen Ko; Harmon Lee Busby; Joshua Paul Seeger.; Larry Wilson; Nerebrit; Phil Schempf; Ryan Fink; MaybeCordelia and Seaquill. A tribute to Fathers contemplating the future of their children. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online...
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by Edmund Spenser
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LibriVox recording of Four Hymns by Edmund Spenser. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland Spenser explains in the dedication of this volume that the hymns to love and to beauty were written early in his career and their "heavenly" counterparts much later, in response to the dissatisfaction that one of the author's patrons expressed toward the earlier poems, although to a modern sensibility those are in no way offensive except perhaps in focusing upon the sublunary world. However that...
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by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of A Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 25, 2020. Read in English by Adrian Stephens; Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Graham Scott; Heidi L. Johnson; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill; RomaSingh; Sarah Jabir and Shriya. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United...
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by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 30, 2019. Read in English by aneesha; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Ellies; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Graham Scott; Jpasche; Kessie; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nan Dodge; Phil Schempf and Richard Auty. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 22 recordings of Holiday Songs by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  September 6, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Alix Grace; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; debolee; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; jeremycat; Kiera Abrienne; KHand; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Michael Fury; pianoroll262; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill and Tracy Carnes. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Uselessness by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Craig Franklin; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Garth Burton; JustABitofCraic; Graham Scott; KevinS; H. Anne Schwarz; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; Thomas Ermon; CedarForest14 and tovarisch. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her works include Poems of Passion and Solitude, which contains the lines "Laugh, and the...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of A Warning by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 15, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; David Lawrence; Darren Kurtz; EliseDee; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Kristine Wales; Lee Ann Howlett; Cavaet; Phil Schempf; Paul Harvey; Rachel May; Ryan Fink; Sebastian LaVine and samjn. Around the age of 8, Wilcox turned to writing poetry as an outlet. When she was 13...
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by Ellen Sturgis Hooper
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 25 recordings of Duty by Ellen Sturgis Hooper. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 4, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Dixon; Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Darrell Nobles; Ellies; EliseDee; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; mleigh; Maria Morabe; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill; Retroindiereader; pearblizzard and spatel2....
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by Emily Dickinson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 26 recordings of Sleep Is Supposed To Be by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 31, 2020. Read in English by BethanyC86; Karsus; Andrew James; Algy Pug; ambsweet13; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; EliseDee; Eric Kim; Fernando Borrego; Garfield Dsouza; Graham Scott; hannahpal; Helen Ko; jdsouza27; jsmollin; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Lydia19; Cavaet; Jazzgirl; InsPri; philmacc and Ray Levias. A description of...
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LibriVox recording of Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (version 2) (includes annotations) by Friedrich Nietzsche. (Translated by Thomas Common.) Read in English by John Van Stan The modern British philosopher, Anthony M. Ludovici, said that this text “is unquestionably Nietzsche’s opus magnum.” However, he warns the reader that since “the book with the most mysterious, startling, or suggestive title, will always stand the best chance of being purchased by those who have...
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by George A. Baker, Jr.
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LibriVox recording of Christmas Greens by George A. Baker, Jr. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; fshort; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; mleigh; Paula Messina; Phil Schempf; Paul Harvey LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Christmas Greens by George A. Baker Jr.. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 29, 2020. ------ A cold winter's night, two damsels vying for the affections of the pastor. - Summary by David Lawrence For...
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by George Pope Morris
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Dismissed by George Pope Morris. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 15, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Bill Mosley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Graham Scott; Katharina Glowalla; Larry Wilson and Phil Schempf. "I suppose she was right in rejecting my suit, But why did she kick me down stairs?" Halleck's "Discarded." (poem intro) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Gertrude Stein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Roast Beef by Gertrude Stein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  January 19. 2020. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; David Lawrence; Ethan Hurst; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nemo and Seamus Dobbin. The last stanza of the prose poem Roastbeef, part of 'Food', taken from Stein's book Tender Buttons (1914), consisting of three sections titled "Objects", "Food", and "Rooms"....
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by Hartley Coleridge
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Sonnet IV by Hartley Coleridge. This was a Weekly Poetry project for Septermber 20, 2020. Read in English by AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; Colourbynumbers; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf and Rowan Puttergill. Hartley Coleridge, was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His sister Sara...
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by Hartley Coleridge
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Sonnet IX by Hartley Coleridge. This was a Weekly Poetry project for Septermber 20, 2020. Read in English by AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; Colourbynumbers; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf and Rowan Puttergill. Hartley Coleridge, was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His sister Sara...
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by Helen Hunt Jackson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Morn by Helen Hunt Jackson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  March 8, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Ellies; E. Preske Ahrenholtz; Newgatenovelist; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nemo; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Helen Hunt Jackson (pen name, H.H.) was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the United States...
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by Henry Kendall
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of From the Forests by Henry Kendall. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 29, 2020. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Graham Scott; JD Gibson; Jennifer Henry; Larry Wilson; npsilvera; Phil Schempf; skendall48; Seaquill; Thomas Ermon; Thomas L. Koehnlein and Wyn Stewart. Henry Kendall was the first Australian poet to draw his inspiration from the life, scenery...
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by Henry Lawson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Ship by Henry Lawson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 1, 2020.   Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Eduardo Lactaoen; Seawolf4; Graham Scott; Meg Bernardo; Michael Fury; Phil Schempf; sophiaboydd and WaterBaron. Remembrance Day 2020; An excerpt from A Fantasy of War in the book My Army, O, My Army! and other songs by Henry Lawson (1915) - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including...
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by Henry Lawson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Route March by Henry Lawson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 8, 2020, Remembrance Day 2020.  Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Kessie; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; mleigh; Phil Schempf; Peter Yearsley; WaterBaron and yelwarlib. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 25 recordings of The Broken Oar by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  May 10, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ezekiel; Garth Burton; Garfield Francisco Dsouza; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; Jai Robichaud; Katharina Glowalla; Craig Franklin; kerenza; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; VoiceNB17; Nemo; callisterp; Phil Schempf; rumpledpoetry; RaghuPradeepNair;...
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by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 21 recordings of The Shadow By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 27, 2020.  Read in English by annie70; AKeats; Algy Pug; AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; ChadH94; Carol R; Dan Gurzynski; David Lawrence; Denise Ray; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Katie Bond; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Mayah; Phil Schempf and spatel2. This poem is taken from The Complete Poetical Works of Henry...
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LibriVox recording of The General Principle of Relativity: In Its Philosophical and Historical Aspect by Herbert Wildon Carr. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The main purpose of this book is to show the historical relations of the new principle to the old philosophical problems and to the classical theories of space and time. - Summary adapted from the Preface For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Ivan Turgenev
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 7 recordings of The Nymphs by Ivan Turgenev. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Darren Kurtz; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Phil Schempf and Peter Yearsley This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 15, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Darren Kurtz; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Phil Schempf and Peter Yearsley. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet,...
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by J. Arthur Thomson
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LibriVox recording of The Outline of Science, Vol 4 by J. Arthur Thomson. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The Outline of Science was written specifically with the man-on-the-street in mind as the target audience. Covering scientific subjects ranging from astronomy to biology to elementary physics in clear, concise and easily understood prose, this popular science work is largely as relevant today as when first published in 1922. In this fourth volume (of four), we learn about bacteria,...
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by James David Corrothers
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 6 recordings of At the Closed Gate of Justice by James David Corrothers. This was the Weekly  Poetry project for  February 16, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Ethan Hurst; Newgatenovelist; Lee Ann Howlett and tovarisch. Continuing with our February Black History Month theme, this Weekly Poem is from The Book of American Negro Poetry (1922) by James Weldon Johnson (1871 to 1938). James David Corrothers was an African-American poet,...
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by James Huneker
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LibriVox recording of Unicorns by James Huneker. Read in English by Owlivia; Jim Locke; Mark Chulsky; StJohn; Jazzgirl; VoiceofLandis; Matea Bracic; Alan Mapstone; ToddHW; g3s0ff; weezer; bookwarm; Louise J. Belle; Dyla ; pianoroll262 An engaging collection of essays about artists, composers, writers, and, of course, unicorns. - Summary by Stav Nisser For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Ripest Peach by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  July 12, 2020. Read in English by ASiverly; Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Dominique van de Vorle; Edmond Aggabao; Seawolf4; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Bucksaw; Kris R; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Lucas O'Brien; Mayah; MaybeCordelia and MrMumbles. James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 20 recordings of That Night by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 19, 2020.   Read in English by OrigenScholar; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Dominique van de Vorle; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth Onder; emmzcam; Graham Scott; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; philmacc; Phil Schempf; Ron Altman; Sabrina Santiago; skylin4413; Vinny Seeram and Wyn Stewart.  Our Weekly Poem is taken from NYE AND...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of A Discouraging Model by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 26, 2020.  Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Ethan Hurst; fshort; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; L0ki; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett and Larry Wilson. As a poet, Riley achieved an uncommon level of fame during his lifetime. He was honored with annual Riley Day celebrations around the United States and was regularly called on to perform readings at...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 22 recordings of A Wraith of Summertime by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  October 18, 2020. Read in English by adamhope; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Eduardo Lactaoen; fshort; GeneBlack; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Lee Ann Howlett; Michael Fury; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill and RomaSingh. Ah, the memories of summer...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you18 recordings of Pansies by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 3, 2020.  Read in English by gourdand; andybeddy; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Dominique van de Vorle; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Garth Burton; Garfield Francisco Dsouza; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; rumpledpoetry and RaghuPradeepNair. Another ode to Spring and one of the popular flowers starting to...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 23 recordings of If I knew What Poets Know by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 5, 2020.  Read in English by ashten999; Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; siverlyac; AndiSue Eyler; andybeddy; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Owlivia; Doug Daly; David Lawrence; Dominique van de Vorle; Edmond Aggabao; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Kelly Park; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Mayah; Rohan31 and MaybeCordelia. Riley's chief legacy...
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by Johann Gottlieb Fichte
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LibriVox recording of The Destination Of Man by Johann Gottlieb Fichte. (Translated by Jane Sinnett.) Read in English by Larry Wilson; Craig Campbell; KevinS; rewohwrew Johanne Fichte published The Destination of Man (Die Bestimmung des Menschen) in 1799. It was translated into English in 1846 by Jane Sinnett and then again in 1848 by William Smith. Fichte says his book is designed to "raise [the reader] from the sensuous world, to that which is above sense." Francis Bacon said, in...
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LibriVox recording of The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry Into Its Origin and Growth by John Bagnell Bury. Read by Barry Ganong John Bagnell Bury was Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University in the early twentieth century. In The Idea of Progress, he assesses the concepts of history found in the classical period and then traces the historical development of the concept of political and social progress by looking at writers from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It is...
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by John Dewey
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LibriVox recording of Essays in Experimental Logic by John Dewey. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. In this early collection of formative essays, acclaimed American philosopher John Dewey argues that the idealistic, realistic, and analytic schools of philosophy fail to take into account the pragmatic and experimental nature of experience - common to science and practical experience, but alien to the abstract theorizing of coherentist and correspondence theories of logic. Here we find the...
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by John Hartley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Looking Back by John Hartley. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  January 4, 2020. Read in English by elliot; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; InArcadia; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Julie Burks; Larry Wilson; Nemo; Phil Schempf; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void. John Hartley was an English poet who worked in the Yorkshire dialect. He wrote a great deal of prose and poetry – often of a sentimental nature – dealing with the...
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by John Sullivan Dwight; George Willis Cooke
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Rest by John Sullivan Dwight. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  January 5, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Gina Briggs; Gwenn Keifer-Reed; Graham Scott; Julie Burks; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LikeManyWaters; Phil Schempf and  tovarisch. John Sullivan Dwight was a Unitarian minister, transcendentalist, and America's first influential classical music critic. - Summary by...
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by John Toland
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LibriVox recording of Hypatia by John Toland. Read in English by Rita Boutros Hypatia is John Toland's biography of the one he calls "a most beautiful, most vertuous, most learned, and every way accomplish’d lady, who was torn to pieces by the clergy of Alexandria, to gratify the pride, emulation, and cruelty of their Archbishop, commonly but undeservedly stiled St. Cyril." - Summary by Leni For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Jonathan Swift
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 7 recordings of A Description Of A City Shower by Jonathan Swift. This was the Fortnightly  Poetry project for  January 26, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf and Sommer Ward. You don't find a weather forecast like this local media. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Joseph Furphy
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of A Psalm of Patience by Joseph Furphy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 29, 2020.  Read in English by Aiken; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Lee Ann Howlett; LeeSalter; mleigh; Phil Schempf; Seawolf4 and WaterBaron. Not exactly the Seven Ages of Man, but rather amusing, particularly that final stanza. - Summary by SonOfTheExiles For further information, including links to online...
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by Joyce Kilmer
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LibriVox  reading of Summer of Love by Joyce Kilmer. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Stefan Von Blon; raghavdhandi8; David Lawrence; Julian Pratley; KevinS; Keara Hayes; Alan Mapstone; Phebe Hays; Sera Gonzalez; Melody Khoriaty; Richard Green; Valentina Vocelli; L Dean Misenhimer; Andrew Gaunce; Kathleen Moore and LS Kim. Joyce KIlmer may yet be an obscure poet had he not had his poem, Trees, published in Poetry in 1913. But, this book precedes that, and shows his flowing lyricism and the...
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by Joyce Kilmer
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of White Bird of Love by Joyce Kilmer. This was the FortnightlyPoetry project for July 12, 2020.  Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; Doug Daly; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Lucas O'Brien; Minnie; Mayah; NomadVoices; Rohan31 and MaybeCordelia. TThough a prolific poet whose works celebrated the common beauty of the natural world as well as...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
by Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Translation of a portion of Proclus' Commentary on Plato's dialogue, 1st Alcibiades , by Juan and Maria Balboa. Interlinear Greek and English with key words in color, and additional diagrams and quotes, and commentary supplied by the translators. Click 'PDF' in the Download Options menu on this page. Originally published: 3 April 2020 Cover Image from Jody Mueller Original Location https://archive.org/details/proclus-1st-alc-7-causes-balboa Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International...
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Synopsis Translation by Juan and Maria of selected passages (currently chapters 1-40, 61, and 75-81). (Alternatively titled, “Problems and Solutions Concerning First Principles” -- see also our NS Reading List for other translations). Thank you, Juan and Maria! Revisions 2021-07-18. Posted 2021-07-16. Chapters 1-49, 61, 75-81 [Current] 2021-06-14. Posted 2021-06-15. Chapters 1-40, 61, 75-81 2021-04-30. Posted 2021-04-30. Chapters 1-33, 61, 75-81 2021-03-16. Posted 2021-03-20. Chapters 1-20,...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
by Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Translation of Plato's dialogue, Apology , by Juan and Maria Balboa. Interlinear Greek and English with key words in color, and additional diagrams and quotes supplied by the authors. Click 'PDF' in the Download Options menu on this page. Earlier editions of this text may also be available in hard copy at lulu.com , combined with the Euthyphro -- but check before ordering to make sure you would be ordering the same edition as the one uploaded here. A primary reference for The Apology...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
by Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Translation of Essay 4 of Proclus' Commentary on Plato's dialogue, The Republic , by Juan and Maria Balboa. Interlinear Greek and English with key words in color, and additional diagrams and quotes, and commentary supplied by the translators. Click 'PDF' in the Download Options menu on this page. Originally published: 3 April 2020 Cover Image from William Blake Original Location https://archive.org/details/proclus-republic-balboa Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
by Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Translation by Juan and Maria of selected passages (currently chapters 22 and 23 of Book 6) of Proclus’ work, “Theology of Plato” . Interlinear Greek and English with key words in color, and additional diagrams and quotes supplied by the translators. Version History 2020-12-03: Book 6, Chapters 22 and 23
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of Master Zacharius by Jules Verne. Read in English by Zachary Katz-Stein Master Zacharius is a man of science, skill, and overpowering pride. He is the first to successfully, and accurately, regulate time. Does this not make him God-like? What then, should such a man do when his time is running out and his legacy is in danger? (Zachary Katz-Stein) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of recordings of Christmas Wishes by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 20, 2020. Read in English by ashleighjane; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Seawolf4; Ezwa; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Marya James; Nan Dodge; Nathan Whitson; Phil Schempf; Rachel May and TommyP. Juliana Horatia Ewing was an English writer of children's stories. Her writings...
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by Laurence Hope
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Kotri, by the River by Laurence Hope. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  August 9, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Dominique van de Vorle; Edmond Aggabao; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; Seawolf4; Graham Scott; James Egalsson; jdsouza27; KevinS; Cavaet; Peter Yearsley; Raszero and Tasleem Khan. Editorial note: Laurence Hope was the pen name of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson. Born in 1865, she was educated in England. At age 16...
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by Laurence Hope
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Among the Rice Fields by Laurence Hope This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 16, 2020. Read in English by Alix Grace; Bruce Kachuk; bobmuir3; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; ELDN; citizen77; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; James Egalsson; KristyM; Kappie; Lee Ann Howlett; leleary; MimiAdele; Cavaet; Peter Yearsley; Quin Herron and Asha. Violet Nicolson was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym...
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by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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LibriVox recording of Moral letters to Lucilius (Epistulae morales ad Lucilium) by Lucius Annaeus Seneca. (Translated by Richard M. Gummere.) Read in English by John Van Stan Seneca the Younger’s letters to his friend, Lucilius Junior, appear to have been written with a broad audience in mind. These letters introduce major themes of Stoic philosophy and have been a source of inspiration and comfort for readers throughout the centuries. - Summary by jvanstan For further information, including...
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by Léontine Zanta
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LibriVox recording of La Science et l'amour by Léontine Zanta. Read in French by Pauline Latournerie. Léontine Zanta, en 1914, a été la première femme docteur ès  lettres-philosophie, étant licenciée ès lettres en 1898. Journaliste à L'Écho de Paris, au Figaro, au Petit Journal, elle appartint au jury du Prix Femina de 1920 à 1942.   Dans ce roman, Madeleine, jeune femme studieuse, idéaliste et passionnée, fervente croyante, décrit sous forme de journal son quotidien...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Rain by Madison Cawein. This was the Fortnightly  Poetry project for  September 27, 2020. Read in English by annie70; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Graham Scott; Larry Wilson; mleigh; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill and spatel2. Cawein gives us a graphic description of a field before, during and after a rainstorm. ( David Lawrence) For further information, including links to...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 28 recordings of Quiet by Madison Cawein. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  May 17, 2020. Read in English by Ambsweet13; Adrian Stephens; andybeddy; Bruce Kachuk; bookwarm; Caitlin Buckley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; EmilyTA; Newgatenovelist; Eric Kim; Garth Burton; Garfield Francisco Dsouza; Graham Scott; Jai Robichaud; Jeanne Viray; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Michael J. George; mmfarris91; nboulos; VoiceNB17; Phil Schempf;...
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by Manfred Kyber
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LibriVox recording of Unter Tieren by Manfred Kyber. Read in German by lorda; Karlsson; Margot; Katharina Glowalla; Sonia; Lissy Schneider; Bernd Ungerer Manfred Kyber zeigt in den hier vorgetragenen Geschichten eine 'menschliche' Sicht auf bestimmtes tierisches Verhalten, bzw. tierisches Verhalten, welches sich auch leicht auf den Menschen übertragen lässt. Dabei halfen ihm Beobachtungsmethoden und Erkenntnisse aus seinem Studium der Psychologie und Naturphilosophie, ergänzt durch das...
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by Marcus Clarke
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of The Mind's Eye by Marcus Clarke. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 28, 2020.  Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; Owlivia; appolonian1dionysius; Dominique van de Vorle; Edmond Aggabao; Seawolf4; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; jdsouza27; Larry Wilson; Mayah; MaybeCordelia and Sarah Jabir. This Fortnightly Poem is taken from The Australian Edition of the Selected Works of Marcus Clarke...
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by Marcus Clarke
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of In A Lady's Album by Marcus Clarke. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  June 7, 2020. Read in English by Karsus; ambsweet13; andybeddy; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Craig West; David Starner; Garfield Dsouza; GraceL; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; Son of the Exiles and TH. Opinion is divided as to whether this poem by a notorious bohemian was sincere or whether he was trying to burnish his...
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by Marietta Holley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Summer by Marietta Holley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  September 13, 2020. Read in English by Alex Foster; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Lee Ann Howlett; myjennings; Nayeer; Nathan Breisath; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill; RomaSingh; spatel2; Noori and Tracy Carnes. Marietta Holley was an American humorist who used satire to comment on U.S. society and...
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LibriVox recording of They Who Knock at Our Gates: A Complete Gospel of Immigration (Version 2) by Mary Antin. Read in English by Zachary Katz-Stein In this extended essay, Mary Antin asks us to consider three questions:  First: A question of principle: Have we any right to regulate immigration?  Second: A question of fact: What is the nature of our present immigration?  Third: A question of interpretation: Is immigration good for us?  In doing so, she asks us to step back from the usual...
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LibriVox recording of Vindication Of The Rights Of Men, In A Letter To The Right Honourable Edmund Burke; Occasioned By His Reflections On The Revolution In France by Mary Wollstonecraft. Read in English by David Wales Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790) attacks aristocracy and advocates republicanism. It was published in response to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), which was a defence of constitutional monarchy, aristocracy, and the Church...
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by Meribah Abbott
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Best Friend by Meribah Abbott. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 24, 2020.  Read in English by ambsweet13; AnnaR77; andybeddy; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Graham Scott; Holly Masri; Jedediah Smith; Kristin Micalizio; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; cavaet; Minnie and Kudrna. Abbott's description of the empathic characteristics of a dog, taken...
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by Nannie Rebecca Glass
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of The Sleet by Nannie Rebecca Glass. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  Febrfuary 2, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; fshort; Garth Burton; Gina Briggs; Graham Scott; Julie Burks; Julian Pratley; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; Phil Schempf; Tyrel Sorensen and VM Nielsen. This Weekly Poem is taken from The Mountain Spring and Other Poems, pub 1913. ( David Lawrence) For...
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by Otto Leland Bohanan
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Dawn’s Awake! by Otto Leland Bohanan. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  February 9, 2020. Read in English by Anita Sloma-Martinez; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Ethan Hurst; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Graham Scott; Harmon Lee Busby; Julian Pratley; KevinS; Lily Cui; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Otto Leland Bohanan was born around 1895 In Washington, D.C. He graduated from Howard University and taught English at the...
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by Patanjali
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LibriVox recording of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (1917 edition) by Patanjali. (Translated by Charles Johnston.) Read in English by Kyle James Maclean The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. Yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. The theme, if the present interpreter be right, is the great regeneration, the birth of the spiritual from the psychical man: the same...
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