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The Victorian Laureates

The Victorian Laureates

The office of Poet Laureate goes back many centuries – informally to the time of Geoffrey Chaucer in 1389 and followed thereafter by a number of ‘volunteer laureates’. It was formally assigned to Ben Jonson in 1617 and, as a Royal office by letters patent in 1670, to John Dryden. It is a rich, rewarding history that bursts with the words, themes and visions of many great poets that has bound poetry and poets to a Nations soul.Victoria’s reign is mainly remembered as that which harnessed and amplified The Industrial Revolution with its myriad of inventions and the reinvention of society from agricultural to manufacturing. From there its thirst for markets and raw materials created a massive ‘Age of Empire’ that bestrode the globe yet, in its wake, left many in its homeland, destitute, impoverished and bereft of the advantages it trumpeted on a world stage. In the Arts its artists flourished, exhibiting and publishing abroad working in new techniques and new media. In literature such noted talents as Dickens, Trollope, Thackeray, the Bronte sisters and many, many others were ambitious and acclaimed. In Poetry we were spoilt for choice; the Brownings, Matthew Arnold, Coventry Patmore, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, an endless succession of wordsmiths. Those Laureates appointed in Queen Victoria’s reign to represent the Nation are three in number and quite simply are staggering in both verse and talent: William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Alfred Austin.

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Idyls of the King - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Idyls of the King - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson Narrator: Multiple Narrators Release Date: 01/04/2020

Alfred Lord Tennyson' Classic

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The Poetry Hour - Volume 18

The Poetry Hour - Volume 18

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We’ve put together some very eclectic Poetry Hours, with a broad range of poets and themes, to entice you and seduce you with all manner of temptations. In this hour we introduce poets of the quality and breadth of Edmund Spenser and Dante Gabriel Rossetti as well as themes on The Female Poet, The Wind & Rain, Evenings and more.All of them are from Portable Poetry, a dedicated poetry publisher. We believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other arts can’t. Our range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a wide range of themes. Portable Poetry can found at iTunes, Audible, the digital music section on Amazon and most other digital stores. This audio book is also duplicated in print as an ebook. Same title. Same words. Perhaps a different experience. But with Amazon’s whispersync you can pick up and put down on any device – start on audio, continue in print and any which way after that. Portable poetry – Let us join you for the journey.The Poetry Hour – Volume 18Edmund Spenser – An IntroductionSonnet – One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand by Edmund SpenserShepherd’s Calendar. IV – April by Edmund SpenserThe Poetry of EveningsThe Evening Darkens Over by Robert Seymour BridgesSweet Evenings Come and Go Love by George EliotA Twilight in Middle March by Francis LedwidgeA Summer Evening Courtyard, Lechlade, Gloucestershireby by Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe Red Sunsets by Mathilde BlindMadonna of the Evening Flowers by Amy LowellSunset by HP LovecraftHow the Old Mountains Drip with Sunset by Emily DickinsonThe Female Poet. An Introduction – Volume 5Winter, My Secret by Christina Georgina Rossetti Sonnet LXXI by Charlotte Smith Indian Summer by Sara Teasdale The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Katharine Tynan On Virtue by Phillis Wheatley A World Worth Living In by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Sonnet XIV by Mary Wroth Dante Gabriel Rossetti - An IntroductionOn Refusal of Aid Between Nations by Dante Gabriel RossettiSacrament Hymn by Dante Gabriel RossettiThe Kiss by Dante Gabriel RossettiTroy Town by Dante Gabriel RossettiWillow Wood - Sonnet II by Dante Gabriel RossettiWillow Wood – Sonnet IV by Dante Gabriel Rossetti The Poetry of Wind and Rain - An IntroductionSudden Shower by John Clare There Came A Wind Like a Bugle by Emily DickinsonThe Rainy Day by Rabindranath TagoreThe Storm by George HerbertRainy Night by Alfred LichtensteinVictorian Poetry – An IntroductionThe Eagle by Alfred Lord TennysonA Match by Algernon Swinburne Maternity by Alice Meynell Who Has Seen the Wind by Christina Rossetti The Toys by Coventry PatmoreThe Message of the March Wind by William Morris Vita Lampada by Henry Newbolt

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The Poetry Of Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Poetry Of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner, Richard Mitchley Release Date: 01/09/2018

Alfred Tennyson was born on August 6th, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, the fourth of twelve children. Most of Tennyson's early education was under the direction of his father, although he did spend four unhappy years at a nearby grammar school. He left home in 1827 to join his elder brothers at Trinity College, Cambridge, more to escape his father than a desire for serious academic work. At Trinity he was living for the first time among young men of his own age who knew little of his problems. He was delighted to make new friends; he was handsome, intelligent, humorous, a gifted impersonator and soon at the center of those interested in poetry and conversation. That same year, he and his brother Charles published Poems by Two Brothers. Although the poems in the book were of teenage quality, they attracted the attention of the "Apostles," a select undergraduate literary club led by Arthur Hallam.The "Apostles" provided Tennyson with friendship and confidence. Hallam and Tennyson became the best of friends; they toured Europe together in 1830 and again in 1832. Hallam's sudden death in 1833 greatly affected the young poet. The long elegy In Memoriam and many of Tennyson's other poems are tributes to Hallam.In 1830, Tennyson published Poems, Chiefly Lyrical and in 1832 he published a second volume entitled simply Poems. Some reviewers condemned these books as "affected" and "obscure." Tennyson, stung by the reviews, would not publish another book for nine years. In 1836, he became engaged to Emily Sellwood. When he lost his inheritance on a failed investment in 1840, the engagement was cancelled. In 1842, however, Tennyson's Poems [in two volumes] was a tremendous critical and popular success. In 1850, with the publication of In Memoriam, Tennyson's reputation was pre-eminent. He was also selected as Poet Laureate in succession to Wordsworth and, to complete a wonderful year, he married Emily Sellwood.At the age of 41, Tennyson had established himself as the most popular poet of the Victorian era.The money from his poetry [at times exceeding 10,000 pounds per year] allowed him to purchase a home in the country and to write in relative seclusion. His appearance-a large and bearded man, he regularly wore a cloak and a broad brimmed hat-enhanced his notoriety. In 1859, Tennyson published the first poems of Idylls of the Kings, which sold more than 10,000 copies in a fortnight. In 1884, he accepted a peerage, becoming Alfred Lord Tennyson. On October 6th, 1892, an hour or so after midnight, surrounded by his family, he died at Aldworth. It is said that the moonlight was streaming through the window and Tennyson himself was holding open a volume of Shakespeare. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.

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The Poetry of Morning

The Poetry of Morning

Over the far horizon the blanket of night begins to slowly dissolve. The sun is once more on its daily journey across the heavens. The light begins to sharpen and increase in intensity revealing the landscape. Morning has begun and dazed heads and sleepy faces come to terms with the new day.Our poets capture the mood, the emotions and all manner of other details in their descriptions of this time. But then with the calibre of wordsmiths such as Tennyson, Wordsworth, Milton, Southey, Donne and many more besides we are almost spoilt. This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.

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The Sea - An Element in Verse - Volume 1

The Sea - An Element in Verse - Volume 1

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner Release Date: 01/05/2017

The Sea - An Element In Verse. Who does not remember the immortal lines from childhood - 'Break Break Break On Thy Cold Grey Stones'. The seas and oceans have a mystical power over us; from a playful day at the beach to the hysterical waves of the storm, this always changing element evokes both beauty and fear. Its great mass, its shimmering beauty, its raging howl and all in colours from blue to grey to green and crystal clear. In these collections of verse our poets - including Tennyson, Swinburne, Keats and Shelley and many others explore the relationship between ourselves and the great mystical waters. Among our readers are Gideon Wagner and Ghizela Rowe.

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The Sea - An Element in Verse - Volume 2

The Sea - An Element in Verse - Volume 2

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner Release Date: 01/05/2017

The Sea - An Element In Verse. Who does not remember the immortal lines from childhood - 'Break Break Break On Thy Cold Grey Stones'. The seas and oceans have a mystical power over us; from a playful day at the beach to the hysterical waves of the storm, this always changing element evokes both beauty and fear. Its great mass, its shimmering beauty, its raging howl and all in colours from blue to grey to green and crystal clear. In these collections of verse our poets - including Tennyson, Swinburne, Keats and Shelley and many others explore the relationship between ourselves and the great mystical waters. Among our readers are Gideon Wagner and Ghizela Rowe.

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The Poetry Of Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Poetry Of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson Narrator: Ghizela Rowe Release Date: 01/05/2017

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, was born on the 6th of August 1809 and was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains today a poet of world wide fame. Much of his work is instantly recognisable and within a few words he distils perhaps the very essence of being English with such phrases as ", "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all" and "Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die". His poems vividly capture and enthral and amongst their number are "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar". He died, mourned by an entire Nation on the 6th of October, 1892. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe.

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The Poetry Of Trees

The Poetry Of Trees

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson, John Keats, Paul Dunbar, Paul Laurence Dunbar Narrator: Nigel Planer Release Date: 01/05/2017

The Poetry Of Trees. Although there is no definitive definition we all know what they are. At their most magisterial they can reach hundreds of feet into the air and be thousands of years old. But for many the visual structure they bring to our landscape in all their various heights and colours; their contribution to the seasons - stark branches, vivid leaves at birth and death is how we relate to them. For the poets here in this collection trees are a source of inspiration and give us much to contemplate.

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The Classic Tennyson

The Classic Tennyson

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson Narrator: Sybil Thorndike Release Date: 01/05/2017

This poet of Victorian times was held in awe for his magnificent works, including "In Memoriam", "Morte D'Arthur", and "Charge of the Light Brigade". His language and command of vocabulary seem particularly in keeping with the grand sweep of Victorian ambition. Many selections are asembled here and read with great character by Dame Sybil Thorndike, Sir Edward Casson, and Robert Speaight.

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Enoch Arden

Enoch Arden

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Richard Strauss Narrator: Benjamin Luxon, Frederick Moyer Release Date: 01/01/2012

Continuing a collaboration started years ago with a performance at Tanglewood of Schubert`s Die Schone Mullerin, Benjamin Luxon and Frederick Moyer now turn to the little-explored genre of music for piano and narrator. Enoch Arden first came to international attention with a recording by Claude Raines and Glenn Gould but has since drifted back to obscurity. This is a work that both Luxon and Moyer have loved for many years. The poem is immediately accessible to any audience and tells a heart-wrenching story of friendship, love, separation and sacrifice. Strauss masterful score creates a powerful soundtrack to the saga.

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History Speaks - Volume 3

History Speaks - Volume 3

Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most people in history, including Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Edward Gladstone, Guiglielmo Marconi, William McKinley, Leo Tolstoy, William Booth, Pope Leo Xlll, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Dr. Frederick Cook, and William E. Peary. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.

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