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Quatrains of Omar Khayyám in English Prose

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Omar Khayyám

Justin Huntly McCarthy (1859 - 1936) was an Irish scholar, author and nationalist politician. In 1889 his prose translations of 466 quatrain…

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne)

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Omar Khayyám

Richard le Gallienne was an English poet and critic, who, although unfamiliar with the Persian language, had a profound interest in the Ruba…

The Rubaiyat of Umar Khaiyam

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Omar Khayyám

In 1867 Jean Baptiste Nicolas (1814-1875), scholar and career diplomat, published the first major French translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar…

A Rubaiyat Miscellany

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Omar Khayyám

The translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald has remained the most celebrated rendering in English of the Persian po…

Quanta Cura & The Syllabus of Errors

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Pope Pius Ix

This encyclical letter of Pope Pius IX was promulgated in 1864 and issued with the attached Syllabus of Errors. The document was dispatched…

An Interpretation of Keats's Endymion

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Henry Clement Notcutt

Endymion is the largest work by John Keats and was composed between April and November 1817. When it was published in April 1818 the critic…

The Ring and the Book - An Interpretation

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Francis Bickford Hornbrooke

Francis Bickford Hornbrooke was an American Unitarian minister who in later years was recognized as an expert commentator on literature, in …

A Second Rubaiyat Miscellany

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Louisa Stuart Costello, Edward Byles Cowell, Nathan Haskell Dole, Henry George Keene, R. Löwenberg, Charles Pickering, Frank Siller, Whitley Stokes and W. E. B. Whittaker

In 1840 Louisa Stuart Costello published in Fraser’s Magazine an article on classic Persian poetry, which included a section on Omar Khayyam…

The Quatrains of Omar Kheyyam of Nishapour

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Omar Khayyám

The quatrains of Omar Kheyyam of Nishapour. Now first completely done into English verse from the Persian, in accordance with the original f…

A Third Rubaiyat Miscellany

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Omar Khayyám

In addition to Edward Fitzgerald, many authors have produced versions of the quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This collection features the work of…

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In Solitude (Wilcox)

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you;. . Weep, and you weep alone;For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,. . But has trouble enou…


In Multilingual Poetry Collection 014

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Heinrich Heine

In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers select and read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other tha…

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In Summer Shower

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Emily Dickinson

LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Summer Shower by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 10th, 2010.

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In September

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Madison Cawein

LibriVox volunteers bring you ten readings of September by Madison Cawein. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 21st…

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In The Twelve Months

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George Ellis

LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Twelve Months by George Ellis. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 24th, 2010.


In Erzählungen

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Edgar Allan Poe

30 Erzählungen von Edgar Allan Poe, dem Altmeister des Gruselns.

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In A Letter to Her Husband

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Anne Bradstreet

LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of A Letter to Her Husband (Absent upon Public Employment) by Anne Bradstreet. This was the Fortn…

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