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Fatherland

By: Sir Henry Parkes

volunteers bring you 4 recordings of Fatherland by Sir Henry Parkes. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 23rd, 2011. Sir Henry Parkes, GCMG (27 May 1815 – 27 April 1896) was an Australian statesman, the Father of Federation. As the earliest advocate of a Federal Council of the colonies of Australia, a precursor to the Federation of Australia, he is generally considered the most prominent of the Australian Founding Fathers. Parkes was described during his lifet...

History, Instruction, Literature, Poetry

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Faust I : Chapter 01 - Dedication, Prelude, Prologue, and Scene 1

By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar, but also dissatisfied with his life, and so makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts. It is Goethe's most famous work and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature. This first part of Faust is not divided into acts, but is structured as a sequ...

Literature, Play, Tragedy, Myths/Legends

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Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion : Chapter 01 - Chapter I

By: Mark Twain

Written for the Atlantic magazine in 1877, this is a collection of stories about a trip Mark Twain made with some friends to Bermuda. (Summary by John Greenman)

Adventure, Comedy, Essay/Short nonfiction, Humor, Short stories, Travel

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Favole di Jean de La Fontaine: Libro 03 : Chapter 01 Il Mugnaio, S...

By: Jean de La Fontaine

Nei 12 volumi delle Favole (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine rinnovò la tradizione esopica, rappresentando la commedia umana. Quest'opera dimostrò il suo amore per la vita rurale e attraverso animali simbolici ironizzò sulla vita della società dell'epoca. In the 12 volumes/books of Favole (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine renewed Aesop's tradition, representing the human comedy. This demonstrated his love for country life and by symbolic animals he ironized about his cur...

Children, Short stories

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Passionate Pilgrim, The

By: William Shakespeare

The Passionate Pilgrim was published by William Jaggard, later the publisher of Shakespeare's First Folio. The first edition survives only in a single fragmentary copy; its date cannot be fixed with certainty since its title page is missing, though many scholars judge it likely to be from 1599, the year the second edition appeared with the attribution to Shakespeare.This version of The Passionate Pilgrim, contains 15 romantic sonnets and short poems. The works contained,...

Poetry

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