The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3: Sorrow and Consolation (Part 2)

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This is the third of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the second of two parts, includes a range of famous poems relating to such topics as comfort and cheer; death and bereavement; and consolation. Summary by Tomas Peter (6 hr 21 min)


To Myself by Paul Fleming 1:07 Read by Lian Pang
The Flower by George Herbert 3:17 Read by Gaby
Sonnet: To Cyriack Skinner by John Milton 1:13 Read by Sonia
Invictus by William Ernest Henley 1:07 Read by Sonia
Afar in the Desert by Thomas Pringle 5:54 Read by Tomas Peter
Sad Is Our Youth, For It Is Ever Going by Aubrey Thomas de Vere 1:17 Read by Sonia
My Wife and Child by Henry R. Jackson 2:37 Read by Tomas Peter
The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1:33 Read by Gaby
Times Go by Turns by Robert Southwell 1:47 Read by Lian Pang
Compensation by Christopher Pearse Cranch 3:08 Read by Gaby
The Changed Cross by the Hon. Mrs. Charles Hobart 4:48 Read by Sonia
Something Beyond by Mary Clemmer Ames Hudson 2:00 Read by Tomas Peter
Despondency Rebuked by Arthur Hugh Clough 1:15 Read by Lian Pang
God's Sure Help in Sorrow by Anton Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick 1:42 Read by Lian Pang
Sonnet by Louise Labé 1:06 Read by Lian Pang
Waiting by John Burroughs 1:25 Read by Sonia
Aunt Phillis's Guest by William Channing Gannett 3:19 Read by Tomas Peter
Ilka Blade o' Grass Keps Its Ain Drap o' Dew by James Ballantine 1:42 Read by Tomas Peter
Unchanging by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt 1:03 Read by Gaby
I Hold Still by Julius Sturm 2:29 Read by Gaby
The Good Great Man by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1:15 Read by Sonia
When My Ship Comes In by Robert Jones Burdette 3:04 Read by Gaby
Never Despair by William Smith O'Brien 1:30 Read by Sonia
The Saddest Fate by Anonymous 1:31 Read by Sonia
The Song of the Savoyards by Henry Ames Blood 3:35 Read by Tomas Peter
Life by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) 1:46 Read by Gaby
Soliloquy on Death: From 'Hamlet,' Act III. Sc. 1 by William Shakespeare 3:00 Read by Gaby
Sic Vita by Henry King 1:02 Read by Sonia
Death the Leveller by James Shirley 1:30 Read by Lian Pang
Virtue Immortal by George Herbert 1:48 Read by Gaby
Man's Mortality by Simon Wastell 1:32 Read by Lian Pang
Mortality by William Knox 3:34 Read by Sonia
The Hour of Death by Felicia Dorothea Hemans 3:31 Read by Gaby
The Term of Death by Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt 0:38 Read by Lian Pang
A Picture of Death: From 'The Giaour' by Lord Byron 3:00 Read by Gaby
The Two Mysteries by Mary Mapes Dodge 2:20 Read by Tomas Peter
Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant 4:55 Read by Lian Pang
A Morning Thought by Edward Rowland Sill 1:52 Read by Gaby
Now and Afterwards by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik 1:23 Read by Lian Pang
The Grave of Sophocles by Simmias 0:50 Read by Lian Pang
Inscription on Melrose Abbey by Anonymous 1:00 Read by Gaby
On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey by Francis Beaumont 1:16 Read by Tomas Peter
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray 8:10 Read by Tomas Peter
God's-Acre by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1:33 Read by Lian Pang
Sleepy Hollow by William Ellery Channing 1:44 Read by Tomas Peter
The Quaker Graveyard by Silas Weir Mitchell 1:22 Read by Sonia
Greenwood Cemetery by Crammond Kennedy 1:03 Read by Lian Pang
The Dead by Mathilde Blind 1:39 Read by Gaby
On a Grave at Grindelwald by Frederic William Henry Myers 1:10 Read by Gaby
The Emigrant Lassie by John Stuart Blackie 2:12 Read by Tomas Peter
The Old Sexton by Park Benjamin 2:09 Read by Lian Pang
The First Snow-fall by James Russell Lowell 2:03 Read by Sonia
The Morning-Glory by Maria White Lowell 3:43 Read by Gaby
The Widow's Mite by Frederick Locker-Lampson 1:04 Read by Sonia
Are the Children at Home? by Margaret E.M. Sangster 3:54 Read by Gaby
Jim's Kids by Eugene Field 2:44 Read by Tomas Peter
The May Queen by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 14:38 Read by Gaby
On Anne Allen by Edward FitzGerald 2:11 Read by Lian Pang
Sonnet (Suggested by Mr. Watts's Picture of Love and Death) by Lady Lindsay 1:18 Read by Sonia
Jeune Fille et Jeune Fleur by François-Auguste, Vicomte de Chateaubriand 1:26 Read by Tomas Peter
The Death-bed by Thomas Hood 1:02 Read by Sonia
A Death-bed by James Aldrich 0:45 Read by Lian Pang
Requiescat by Matthew Arnold 1:10 Read by Tomas Peter
'The Unillumined Verge': To a Friend Dying by Robert Bridges (Droch) 2:11 Read by Sonia
Coronach: From 'The Lady of the Lake,' Canto III by Sir Walter Scott 1:57 Read by Gaby
Evelyn Hope by Robert Browning 3:21 Read by Tomas Peter
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe 2:13 Read by Tomas Peter
Thy Braes Were Bonny by John Logan 2:18 Read by Lian Pang
Farewell to Thee, Araby's Daughter: From 'The Fire-Worshippers' by Thomas Moore 2:50 Read by Sonia
Softly Woo Away Her Breath by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) 1:16 Read by Lian Pang
She Died in Beauty by Charles Doyne Sillery 1:29 Read by Gaby
The Death of Minnehaha: From 'The Song of Hiawatha' by Henry Wadsworth Longfell… 4:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Mother and Poet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 6:08 Read by Sonia
Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun: From 'Cymbeline,' Act IV. Sc. 2 by William Sh… 1:29 Read by Tomas Peter
Highland Mary by Robert Burns 1:49 Read by Tomas Peter
Fair Helen by Anonymous 2:09 Read by Tomas Peter
Oh That 't Were Possible: From 'Maud' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 4:15 Read by Tomas Peter
Too Late by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik 1:36 Read by Lian Pang
After Summer by Philip Bourke Marston 2:15 Read by Gaby
Lament for Heliodore by Meleager 1:22 Read by Tomas Peter
On the Death of Her Brother, Francis I by Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre 1:25 Read by Sonia
To Mary in Heaven by Robert Burns 2:09 Read by Tomas Peter
Minstrel's Song by Thomas Chatterton 2:40 Read by Lian Pang
The Passage by Ludwig Uhland 1:32 Read by Sonia
Lament of the Irish Emigrant by Lady Dufferin 2:35 Read by Tomas Peter
Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead: From 'The Princess' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1:10 Read by Sonia
The King of Denmark's Ride by Caroline E.S. Norton 2:34 Read by Tomas Peter
Grief: From 'Hamlet,' Act I. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare 1:48 Read by Tomas Peter
Selections from 'In Memoriam' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 8:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Après by Arthur Joseph Munby 1:41 Read by Tomas Peter
The Fairest Thing in Mortal Eyes by Charles, Duke of Orléans 2:07 Read by Tomas Peter
Break, Break, Break by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1:06 Read by Sonia
Lavender by Anonymous 3:26 Read by Gaby
What of the Darkness? (To the Happy Dead People) by Richard Le Gallienne 1:31 Read by Sonia
Van Elsen by Frederick George Scott 1:50 Read by Gaby
When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloomed (The Death of Lincoln) by Walt Whitman 16:14 Read by Tomas Peter
If I Should Die To-night by Belle E. Smith 2:03 Read by Sonia
Awakening by Washington Gladden 3:14 Read by Lian Pang
Beyond the Smiling and the Weeping by Horatius Bonar 2:10 Read by Lian Pang
The Land o' the Leal by Carolina, Baroness Nairne 1:13 Read by Tomas Peter
Antony and Cleopatra by William Haines Lytle 2:37 Read by Tomas Peter
Habeas Corpus by Helen Hunt Jackson 2:47 Read by Sonia
Farewell, Life by Thomas Hood 1:41 Read by Gaby
For Annie by Edgar Allan Poe 3:24 Read by Tomas Peter
Thalatta! Thalatta! (Cry of the Ten Thousand) by Joseph Brownlee Brown 1:15 Read by Sonia
The Sleep by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 2:31 Read by Lian Pang
Prospice by Robert Browning 2:20 Read by Gaby
I Would Not Live Alway by William Augustus Muhlenberg 3:18 Read by Lian Pang
Farewell by Walter Savage Landor 0:37 Read by Lian Pang
Love and Death by Margaretta Wade Deland 1:08 Read by Sonia
To Death by Gluck 2:16 Read by Gaby
Asleep, Asleep by Lucy A. Bennett 2:23 Read by Lian Pang
Rest by Mary Woolsey Howland 1:39 Read by Gaby
In Harbor by Paul Hamilton Hayne 2:08 Read by Tomas Peter
Hush! by Julia C.R. Dorr 1:15 Read by Sonia
Life by Anna Laetitia Barbauld 1:54 Read by Lian Pang
The Angel of Patience by John Greenleaf Whittier 1:38 Read by Lian Pang
They Are All Gone by Henry Vaughan 2:23 Read by Lian Pang
The Bottom Drawer by Amelia Edith Barr 2:08 Read by Sonia
Over the River by Nancy Woodbury Priest 3:55 Read by Gaby
Grief for the Dead by Anonymous 1:42 Read by Lian Pang
The Two Waitings by John White Chadwick 2:55 Read by Gaby
For Charlie's Sake by John Williamson Palmer 4:22 Read by Tomas Peter
Watching for Papa by Anonymous 1:27 Read by Tomas Peter
My Child by John Pierpont 4:22 Read by Gaby
Song by Richard Le Gallienne 1:03 Read by Gaby
The Reaper and the Flowers by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1:30 Read by Lian Pang
'Only a Year' by Harriet Beecher Stowe 2:01 Read by Lian Pang
Blessed Are They That Mourn by William Cullen Bryant 1:27 Read by Lian Pang
De Profundis by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 5:27 Read by Tomas Peter
Blessed Are They by Rossiter Worthington Raymond 1:33 Read by Sonia
Lines to the Memory of 'Annie,' Who Died at Milan, June 6, 1860 by Harriet Beec… 2:57 Read by Sonia
Death in Youth: From 'Festus' by Philip James Bailey 1:05 Read by Lian Pang
In Memoriam F.A.S. by Robert Louis Stevenson 1:39 Read by Tomas Peter
Tears by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1:48 Read by Gaby
Resignation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2:39 Read by Lian Pang
Christus Consolator by Rossiter Worthington Raymond 1:44 Read by Sonia
Comfort by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1:10 Read by Lian Pang
The Secret of Death by Sir Edwin Arnold 4:18 Read by Sonia
Peace by Anonymous 1:05 Read by Lian Pang
Footsteps of Angels by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 3:08 Read by Gaby
Happy Are the Dead by Henry Vaughan 2:45 Read by Sonia
The Green Grass under the Snow by Annie A. Preston 0:56 Read by Sonia
The Conqueror's Grave by William Cullen Bryant 5:38 Read by Gaby
Thou Art Gone to the Grave by Reginald Heber 1:28 Read by Lian Pang
Lycidas by John Milton 11:12 Read by Tomas Peter
After Death: From 'Pearls of the Faith' by Sir Edwin Arnold 4:04 Read by Tomas Peter
It Is Not Death to Die by George Washington Bethune 1:39 Read by Gaby
There Is No Death by James L. M'Creery 4:19 Read by Gaby
Going and Coming by Edward A. Jenks 1:47 Read by Sonia
Blind by Israel Zangwill 1:59 Read by Gaby
The Death of Death: Sonnet CXLVI by William Shakespeare 1:29 Read by Sonia