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John Donne's Satires

Read by Thomas A. Copeland


John Donne


Donne’s Style In John Donne’s day, a satire was such a poem as a satyr might compose. Satyrs were rough, savage creatures in Greek mytholog…

Amoretti and Epithalamion

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Edmund Spenser


"These Sonnets furnish us with a circumstantial and very interesting history of Spenser's second courtship, which, after many repulses,…

History of Britain: Life of Milton

In The History of Britain

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John Milton


A reader of this history, encountering the frequent references to “my author,” meaning the current source, will be reminded of DON QUIXOTE a…

17 - Chapter 9, Part 1

In Metamorphosis or The Golden Ass

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Lucius Apuleius


The Metamorphosis, also known as The Golden Ass, is one of the very few novels of the Ancient World that survived to our days; one of the tw…

72 - Further Decision

In Thomas Wingfold, Curate

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George MacDonald


Republished in modern times as "The Curate's Awakening". A young man (Thomas Wingfold) "enters the church" through no re…

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