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    • The Poet Laureates - Volume 2

    • By: William Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Alfred Austin
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker, Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The office of Poet Laureate is a high honour amongst poets. The ancient Greeks had the first idea, and their heroes and poets wore wreaths of laurel in honour of the god Apollo. Many countries now have a laureate, as do many societies and organisations. But perhaps ranked first among them all is that of our own Poet Laureate. Unfortunately no single authentic definitive record exists of the office of Poet Laureate of England. In some form it can be traced back to 1189 and Richard Canonicus, who was employed by Richard I with the title 'versificator Regis'.

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    • The Poetry of March

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: Jonathan Swift, William Butler Yeats, William Morris, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 38 mins
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    March - the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar brings with it the Spring Equinox and the promise of warmer days and shorter nights. Our selected poets, including Swift, Yeats, Morris, Swinburne, and Austin, of course provide the words to match the mood.

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    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 5

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: Edith Nesbit, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred Austin
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.

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    • The Poetry of November

    • A Month in Verse
    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, William Wordsworth, Herman Melville, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 43 mins
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    November - the 11th month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, when the land becomes bleaker, harsher but no less beautiful for that. For our poets, including Hood, Arnold, Melville, Alford, and Hardy, there is much to write and comment on.

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    • The Poetry of Alfred Austin

    • By: Alfred Austin
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    With almost a million words at its command, it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at individual poets who have shaped and influenced their craft and cement their place in our heritage. In this volume we look at the works of the Victorian Poet Laureate Alfred Austin.   

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