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# Poets and Poetry

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# Poets and Poetry

Rudyard Kipling, author of If. Photo by Elliott & Fry. Public domain image.


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Passages from English verse, from Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf to Shakespeare’s sonnets, Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade, Kipling’s If and many more.


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The Gods of the Copybook Headings

After the devastation of the Great War, calls rose for a new economic and social system, and to put the wisdom of our forebears behind us.

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Extracts from Poetry

What’s in a Name?

Juliet complains that the man she loves has the wrong name, and the man she loves hears her doing it.

Extracts from Fiction

The Hare and Many Friends

John Gay reflects that in matters of friendship, quality is preferable to quantity.

Extracts from Poetry

The Beggar’s Petition

A destitute and friendless farmer, turned from the tradesman’s entrance, tries his luck at the front door.

Extracts from Poetry

Pater’s Bathe

A charming children’s rhyme that is also a test of the clearest speaker’s diction.


Educational Ideals

Like the ideal Christian, the ideal teacher is one who spreads joy in everything, great or small.

Poets and Poetry

An Excellent Performance

On a visit to England in 1599, Swiss doctor Thomas Platter found time to pop across the Thames and take in a show.