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Quatrains of Omar Khayyám in English Prose

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Omar Khayyám


Justin Huntly McCarthy (1859 - 1936) was an Irish scholar, author and nationalist politician. In 1889 his prose translations of 466 quatrain…

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne)

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Omar Khayyám


Richard le Gallienne was an English poet and critic, who, although unfamiliar with the Persian language, had a profound interest in the Ruba…

The Rubaiyat of Umar Khaiyam

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Omar Khayyám


In 1867 Jean Baptiste Nicolas (1814-1875), scholar and career diplomat, published the first major French translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar…

Quanta Cura & The Syllabus of Errors

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Pope Pius Ix


This encyclical letter of Pope Pius IX was promulgated in 1864 and issued with the attached Syllabus of Errors. The document was dispatched…

A Rubaiyat Miscellany

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Omar Khayyám


The translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald has remained the most celebrated rendering in English of the Persian po…

An Interpretation of Keats's Endymion

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Henry Clement Notcutt


Endymion is the largest work by John Keats and was composed between April and November 1817. When it was published in April 1818 the critic…

The Ring and the Book - An Interpretation

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Francis Bickford Hornbrooke


Francis Bickford Hornbrooke was an American Unitarian minister who in later years was recognized as an expert commentator on literature, in …

The Quatrains of Omar Kheyyam of Nishapour

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Omar Khayyám


The quatrains of Omar Kheyyam of Nishapour. Now first completely done into English verse from the Persian, in accordance with the original f…

A Second Rubaiyat Miscellany

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Louisa Stuart Costello, Edward Byles Cowell, Nathan Haskell Dole, Henry George Keene, R. Löwenberg, Charles Pickering, Frank Siller, Whitley Stokes and W. E. B. Whittaker


In 1840 Louisa Stuart Costello published in Fraser’s Magazine an article on classic Persian poetry, which included a section on Omar Khayyam…

A Third Rubaiyat Miscellany

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Omar Khayyám


In addition to Edward Fitzgerald, many authors have produced versions of the quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This collection features the work of…

Petals - Read by GHS

In Petals

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Amy Lowell


LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Petals by Amy Lowell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 27, 2011.Amy Lawrence L…

A Song for New Year's Eve - Read by ALP

In A Song For New Year's Eve

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William Cullen Bryant


LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of A Song For New Year's Eve by William Cullen Bryant. This was the Weekly Poetry project for De…

How to Make a Man of Consequence - Read by ALP

In How to Make a Man of Consequence

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Mark Lemon


Mark Lemon had a natural talent for journalism and the stage, and, at twenty-six, retired from less congenial business to devote himself to …

One Lovely Name - read by ALP

In One Lovely Name

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Walter Savage Landor


LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of One Lovely Name by Walter Savage Landor.This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 26, 202…

The Short Haired White Cat & The Black Cat & The Blue Cat

In Our Cats and All About Them

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Harrison Weir


The Englishman Harrison Weir organized the first cat show in England in 1871. In 1887 he founded the National Cat Club and was its first Pre…

Psalms 7 & 77

In LibriVox 7th Anniversary Collection

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Martin Luther


To celebrate the 7 years of LibriVox , readers from all around the world have recorded 77 works they have selected, all of which have 7 in …

The Sick Stockrider

In Short Poetry Collection 232

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Adam Lindsay Gordon


This is a collection of 42 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for September 2022.

Version 2

In A Letter to Her Husband

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Anne Bradstreet


LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of A Letter to Her Husband (Absent upon Public Employment) by Anne Bradstreet. This was the Fortn…

The Feast of Lights - Read by GHS

In The Feast of Lights

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Emma Lazarus


LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Feast of Lights by Emma Lazarus. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 18, 2011.…

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