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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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 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…

Silver Filigree - Read by GHS

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Elinor Wylie


LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Silver Filigree by Elinor Wylie. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 27, 2011.

The Ghosts' High Noon - Read by GHS

In The Ghosts' High Noon

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W. S. Gilbert


LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Ghosts' High Noon by W. S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry HALLOWE'EN project for Oct…

Kitchener

In LibriVox's Most Wanted poetry collection

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George Orwell


Have you ever suggested a book for recording by LibriVox only to be told by some good-for-nothing admin that it can't be done because it's n…

The Night-Doings at "Deadman's"

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Ambrose Bierce


A collection of spooky stories culled from etexts found on Project Gutenberg (Summary by BellonaTimes)

Twenty-Five Quatrains from Omar Khayyam (translated by Joseph von Hammer-Purgst…

In Multilingual Poetry Collection 018

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Omar Khayyam, translated by Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall and Omar Khayyám


In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. …

Antony and Cleopatra

In Shakespeare and Music

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Christopher Wilson


Shakespeare's plays are full of music: love songs, comic ditties, serious ballads, and songs for witches and spirits. Over the centuries mus…

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