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Early Rising

John Godfrey Saxe

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Description:

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Early Rising by John Godfrey Saxe. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 31, 2010. The words "dutiful" and "pious" never applied to the aspiring satirist. Bored by his legal work, Saxe began publishing poems for The Knickerbocker, of which "The Rhyme of the Rail" is his most famous early work. He soon caught the attention of the prominent Boston publishing house, Ticknor and Fields. Though he received no royalties for his first volume, it ran to ten reprintings and eventually outsold works by Hawthorne and Tennyson.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

43m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:35