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Anthology of English Verse, Vol. 2: Read by Lally Bowers, Pauline Letts, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, Carleton Hobbs, etc.

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Anthology of English Verse, Vol. 2: Read by Lally Bowers, Pauline Letts, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, Carleton Hobbs, etc.

Tales of adventure, humor, and moral lessons fill the second volume of the Anthology of English Verse, a lively album featuring the work of noted poets such as W.H. Auden, William Wordsworth, Lewis Carroll, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Poems on this album include Lewis Carroll’s “You Are Old, Father William,” which describes a son questioning his father’s vivacity in his old age, and Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott,” which narrates the life of a woman Sir Lancelot discovers in Camelot. Rhythmically stimulating and with fascinating plots, each poem on the album is a story in itself. Liner notes include poem texts and a list of the readers’ names.

Track Listing

101
W.H. Auden: Night Mail John Laurie 2:21
102
Lewis Carroll: You Are Old, Father William V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:53
103
Robert Herrick: To Daffodils Pauline Letts 0:56
104
William Wordsworth: The Solitary Reaper Michael Hordern 1:50
105
Sir Walter Scott: Jock of Haseldean John Laurie 1:22
106
Walter de la Mare: Sam V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 2:09
107
Lord Tennyson: The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls Michael Hordern 1:43
108
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ozymandias V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:10
109
Robert Browning: How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix C. Day Lewis 3:43
201
Hilaire Belloc: Matilda, Who Told Lies and Was Burned to Death Lally Bowers 2:22
202
Edmund Blunden: Forefathers Carleton Hobbs 2:00
203
Robert Graves: The General Elliott V.C. Clinton-Baddeley 1:44
204
John Fletcher: Orpheus with His Lute Pauline Letts 0:48
205
Anonymous: All's Well That Ends Well John Laurie 1:39
206
Lord Tennyson: The Lady of Shalott Michael Hordern 8:25

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