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Henry Alford, The Poetry Of (Audiobook)

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Read by Ghizela Rowe & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 51mins)

Poetry is a fascinating use of language.  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 Henry Alford.

Alford was born in London in 1810.  Something of a prodigy he had published several Latin odes and a history of the Jews by the time he was 10.  Graduating from Cambridge his life was to follow in the family footsteps of being a clergyman and he held the post of Vicar at Wymeswold in Leicestershire, for the next 18 years.  Shortly after this he became the Dean of Canterbury. 

Much of his career highlights are based on his theology and such works as his startling 4 volume edition of the New Testament in Greek. 

But in this volume we concentrate on his poems.  A fine example of a Victorian poet who managed to write several volumes of his own verse, his work is undeniably religious in tone but it has that quality of wonderment of expressing something beyond and apart from themselves. 

Henry Alford Biography

 

In this compilation - 

01 - Henry Alford - An Introduction
02 - Lines Written January 1st 1832 
03 - Sonnet 59 
04 - A Day Dream
05 - Written During An Aurora Borealis January 7th 1831 
06 - Midnight Thoughts
07 - Febuary 3rd 1830 
08 - Febuary 10th 1840 
09 - A Truant Hour
10 - Sonnet XLIII. The Malvern Hills, March 12th 1835 
11 - Rydal Mount
12 - April 1844 
13 - A Doubt
14 - Sonnet LXII Off Ostend, June 11th 1837 
15 - Sonnet LVI Written At York On The Day Of The Coronation Of Queen Victoria
16 - Be Just And Fear Not
17 - Sonnet LVII - Summit Of Skiddaw, July 7th 1838 
18 - Anticipation
19 - August 19th 1830
20 - August the 22nd 1830 
21 - Sonnet XXL, Sacred To The Memory Of Edward Spedding
22 - Lines Written October 23rd 1836, After The Birth Of My First Child 
23 - Peace
24 - The National Prayer, October 1840 
25 - Faith
26 - November 1847 
27 - Sonnet - Epiphany
28 - The Pasion Of St Agnes
29 - The Ancient Man
30 - Sonnet - My Ancestors
31 - The Bride
32 - Sonnet - The Gypsy Girl
33 - To A Beautiful Female Portrait
34 - The Land's End
35 - The Salzburg Chimes
36 - Two Fragments
37 - Life's Question
38 - Life's Answer
39 - Sonnet - Inward Pleasure Of Our Human Soul
40 - Sonnet - Truth Loveth Not To Lavish Upon All
41 - You And I
42 - Sonnet - We Want But Little

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