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Mama Amazonica - Pascale Petit
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Jaguar Girl - Pascale Petit
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The Passionate Shepherd to his Love - Christopher Marlowe - Read by Ian McKellen
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To My Dear and Living Husband - Anne Bradstreet - Read by Helen Mirren
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To His Coy Mistress

Read by Patrick Stewart
To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell - Read by Patrick Stewart
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The Job of Paradise - Roger Robinson
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Freddy’s Revenge - Richard Osmond
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Explanation For Those Who Don’t Know Love - Holly Hopkins
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It’s Chinatown - Flora de Falbe
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W. H. Davies

B. 1871 D. 1940

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The Welsh poet William Henry Davies wrote the poem ‘Leisure’, which famously begins:‘What is this life if, full of care,/We have no time to stand and stare.’ The poem’s theme is reflected in Davies’s own outdoor life, which was unconventional….

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Hannah More

B. 1745 D. 1833

1 poem available

Hannah More’s poem was written in support of William Wilberforce’s campaign to abolish slavery. A passionate, poetic explanation of the anti-abolitionists’ argument, this extract is part of a 294 line poem. ‘Oroonoko’, in the fourth line of this extract, is…

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