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Anthology of English Verse, Vol. 1: Read by Jill Balcon, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, John Glen, Christopher Hassall, etc.

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Anthology of English Verse, Vol. 1: Read by Jill Balcon, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, John Glen, Christopher Hassall, etc.

This first volume of the Anthology of English Verse is a lively performance of familiar poems, including William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat.” The poems are read by Jill Balcon, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, John Glen, Christopher Hassall, Harry Hutchinson, and C. Day-Lewis. Harry Hutchinson’s reading of James Stephens’ “The Fifteen Acres” takes on a musical quality, as Hutchinson emphasizes the rhythmic and lyrical nature of the poem. Other poems feature stories of the sea and the biblical story of Eve. Liner notes include poem texts.

Track Listing

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Thomas Love Peacock: The Wise Men of Gotham V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and John Glen 1:26
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John Clare: On a Lane in Spring John Glen 1:02
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John Masefield: Mother Carey V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:43
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Lord Tennyson: The Brook Jill Balcon 2:11
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Walter de la Mare: Five Eyes V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 0:47
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James Stephens: The Fifteen Acres Harry Hutchinson 1:32
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William Wordsworth: I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud Christopher Hassall 1:12
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W.S. Gilbert: The Yarn of the Nancy Bell V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 5:22
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William Blake: England Awake! V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 0:58
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John Keats: Old Meg Jill Balcon 1:25
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Edward Lear: The Owl and the Pussycat V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:26
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Rudyard Kipling: The Snow Lies Thick on Valley Forge Jill Balcon 1:29
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John Clare: Clock-a-Clay John Glen 1:11
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Ralph Hodgson: Eve V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 2:43
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Thomas Hardy: Weathers John Glen 0:52
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W.B. Yeats: The Fiddler of Dooney Harry Hutchinson 1:06
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Edward Lear: Calico Pie V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:09
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A.E. Housman: Loveliest of Trees C. Day Lewis 0:40
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Walter de la Mare: Off the Ground V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 3:13
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