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Henry Alford - The Poetry Of

Henry Alford

Henry Alford, The Poetry. 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. Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. Index Of Poems; Written January 1st 1832; Written During An Aurora Borealis January 7th 1831; Sonnet 59; Sonnet XLIII. The Malvern Hills, March 12th 1835; April 1844; Sonnet LVII - Summit Of Skiddaw, July 7th 1838; August 19th 1830; August the 22nd 1830; Sonnet XXL, Sacred To The Memory Of Edward Spedding Who Died September 3rd 1832; The National Prayer, October 1840; November 1847; Lines Written October 23rd 1836, A Few Hours After The Birth Of My First Child; February 3rd 1830; February 10

Henry Alford, The Poetry. 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. Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. Index Of Poems; Written January 1st 1832; Written During An Aurora Borealis January 7th 1831; Sonnet 59; Sonnet XLIII. The Malvern Hills, March 12th 1835; April 1844; Sonnet LVII - Summit Of Skiddaw, July 7th 1838; August 19th 1830; August the 22nd 1830; Sonnet XXL, Sacred To The Memory Of Edward Spedding Who Died September 3rd 1832; The National Prayer, October 1840; November 1847; Lines Written October 23rd 1836, A Few Hours After The Birth Of My First Child; February 3rd 1830; February 10
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Henry Alford, The Poetry. 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. Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. Index Of Poems; Written January 1st 1832; Written During An Aurora Borealis January 7th 1831; Sonnet 59; Sonnet XLIII. The Malvern Hills, March 12th 1835; April 1844; Sonnet LVII - Summit Of Skiddaw, July 7th 1838; August 19th 1830; August the 22nd 1830; Sonnet XXL, Sacred To The Memory Of Edward Spedding Who Died September 3rd 1832; The National Prayer, October 1840; November 1847; Lines Written October 23rd 1836, A Few Hours After The Birth Of My First Child; February 3rd 1830; February 10

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe

Length:

50m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:51