Audio Recordings

Romantic Period

  1. Joanna Baillie, "Song"
    Credit: Read by Gowan Calder
  2. Anna Laetitia Barbauld, "The Rights of Woman"
    Credit: Read by Mary Jo Salter
  3. William Blake, "London"
    Credit: Read by Jon Stallworthy
  4. William Blake, "And did those feet"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams
  5. William Blake, "The Tyger"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams
  6. Robert Burns, "Tam O'Shanter"
    Credit: Read by David Daiches, Edinburgh University
  7. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Frost at Midnight"
    Credit: Read by Stephen Greenblatt
  8. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Kubla Khan"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams
  9. "The Daemon Lover," or "The House Carpenter"
    "The House Carpenter," as performed by Mary F. Smith. Used by permission of Mary F. Smith.
  10. George Gordon, Lord Byron, Don Juan, canto I, stanzas 113-117
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams
  11. George Gordon, Lord Byron, "She Walks in Beauty"
    Credit: Music by Isaac Nathan (1815). Performed by Malcom Bilson (forte piano) and Judith Kellock (soprano), Cornell University.
  12. George Gordon, Lord Byron, "When we two parted"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams
  13. John Keats, "La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams. "La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad." Recorded by permission of the publisher from John Keats: Complete Poems, edited by Jack Stillinger, pp. 270-271, 279-281, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright © 1978, 1982 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
  14. John Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams. "Ode to a Nightingale." Recorded by permission of the publisher from John Keats: Complete Poems, edited by Jack Stillinger, pp. 270-271, 279-281, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright © 1978, 1982 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
  15. Percy Bysshe Shelley, "A Song: 'Men of England' "
    Credit: Performed by Susan Bender (soprano), Neil Gladd (mandolin), and Myrna Sislen (guitar)
  16. Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ode to the West Wind"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams. "Ode to the West Wind" from Shelley's Poetry and Prose, Second Edition by Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by Donald H. Reiman & Neil Fraistat. Copyright © 2002 by Donald H. Reiman, Neil Fraistat, and Rebecca Thompson. Copyright © 1977 by Donald H. Reiman and Sharon B. Powers. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  17. Percy Bysshe Shelley, "When the lamp is shattered,"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams. "When the Lamp is Shattered" from Shelley's Poetry and Prose, Second Edition by Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by Donald H. Reiman & Neil Fraistat. Copyright © 2002 by Donald H. Reiman, Neil Fraistat, and Rebecca Thompson. Copyright © 1977 by Donald H. Reiman and Sharon B. Powers. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  18. "The Three Ravens"
    Credit: "The Three Ravens," as performed by A Chorus of Two. Used by permission of A Chorus of Two.
  19. William Wordsworth, "The Boy of Winander"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams
  20. William Wordsworth, "The Solitary Reaper"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams
  21. William Wordsworth, "Tintern Abbey"
    Credit: Read by M. H. Abrams

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