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HOLMES, O.W.: Great Poets (The)

The American poet, doctor, teacher, hymn writer, lecturer and novelist Oliver Wendell Holmes was one of the illustrious East Coast Brahmins—the Fireside Poets who included Longfellow, Whittier and Bryant. He was immensely popular in his own time, and his poems and hymns were recited and sung throughout the land. His patriotic ballads, his meditations on love and life, and his satirical and humane observations on the home and society have given us a robust panoply of America in the late nineteenth century.

  The Height of the Ridiculous
1.   Introduction 00:00:11
2.   The Height of the Ridiculous 00:01:29
  The Last Leaf
3.   The Last Leaf 00:01:43
  To an Insect
4.   To an Insect 00:02:40
  Old Ironsides
5.   Old Ironsides 00:01:20
  The September Gale
6.   The September Gale 00:02:45
  Daily Trials by a Sensitive Man
7.   Daily Trials by a Sensitive Man 00:02:19
8.   Lexington 00:03:13
  The Star and the Water Lily
9.   The Star and the Water Lily 00:02:43
  A Portrait
10.   A Portrait 00:01:09
  The Two Armies
11.   The Two Armies 00:02:29
  The Wasp and the Hornet
12.   The Wasp and the Hornet 00:01:25
  To a Caged Lion
13.   To a Caged Lion 00:01:53
  Our Yankee Girls
14.   Our Yankee Girls 00:01:50
  Departed Days
15.   Departed Days 00:01:00
  The Last Reader
16.   The Last Reader 00:02:40
  God Save the Flag
17.   God Save the Flag 00:01:26
  The Only Daughter
18.   The Only Daughter 00:04:13
  The Parting Word
19.   The Parting Word 00:03:45
  The Pilgrim's Vision
20.   The Pilgrim's Vision 00:06:30
  The Steamboat
21.   The Steamboat 00:02:46
  Ballad of the Oysterman
22.   Ballad of the Oysterman 00:02:20

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

23.   Song 00:01:44

24.   Contentment 00:03:37
  Bill and Joe
25.   Bill and Joe 00:03:24
  A Voice of the Loyal North
26.   A Voice of the Loyal North 00:02:29
  Reflections of a Proud Pedestrian
27.   Reflections of a Proud Pedestrian 00:01:19
  Sun and Shadow
28.   Sun and Shadow 00:01:28
  The Chambered Nautilus
29.   The Chambered Nautilus 00:02:19
  Our Indian Summer
30.   Our Indian Summer 00:02:23
  The Crooked Footpath
31.   The Crooked Footpath 00:02:05
  The Opening of the Piano
32.   The Opening of the Piano 00:02:20
  The Two Streams
33.   The Two Streams 00:01:05
  At My Fireside
34.   At My Fireside 00:00:49

Total Playing Time: 01:16:51

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Marinker, Peter

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA195412

Barcode: 9789626349540

Physical Release: 03/2009

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