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Solitude

By: Alexander Pope

volunteers bring you 17 different recordings of Solitude by Alexander Pope. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 17th, 2008.

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Epigram, engraved on the Collar of a Dog

By: Alexander Pope

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Epigram by Alexander Pope. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 8th, 2010.

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Essay on Criticism, An

By: Alexander Pope

...An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). However, despite the title, the poem is not as much an original analysis as it is a compilation of Pope's various literary opinions. A reading of the poem makes it clear that he is addressing not so much the...

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Essay on Man, An

By: Alexander Pope

...Pope’s Essay on Man, a masterpiece of concise summary in itself, can fairly be summed up as an optimistic enquiry into mankind’s place in the vast Chain of Being. Each of the poem’s four Epistles takes a different perspective...

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Rape of the Lock, The

By: Alexander Pope

...The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope, first published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellany in May 1712 in two cantos (334 lines), but then revised, expanded and reissued under Pope's name on March 2, 1714, in a much-expanded 5-canto version (794 lines). The f...

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First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, The

By: Pope Clement I ; Roberts-Donaldson Version
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Great Gold Rush: A Tale of the Klondike, The

By: William Henry Pope Jarvis
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Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, A

By: Philip Melanchthon

...The Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope (1537) (Latin, Tractatus de Potestate et Primatu Papae), The Tractate for short, is the seventh Lutheran credal document of the Book of Concord. Philip Melanchthon, its author, completed it on February 17, 1537 during th...

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Despairing Lover, The

By: William Walsh

...ject for March 11, 2012. William Walsh was an English poet and critic. It is not as a poet, however, but as the friend and correspondent of Alexander Pope that Walsh is remembered. Mr Walsh used to tell me, Pope says, that there was one way left of excelling; for though we had several great poets, we never had any one great poet that was correct, and he desired me to make ...

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History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 2

By: Niccolo Machiavelli

...and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). Toward the end of 1520, the Cardinal Giulio of Medici, later Pope Clement VII, offered Machiavelli the appointment to write a history of Florence. Although Machiavelli was reluctant to accept, accepting was at that time his only possible way to regain the good graces of the Medici. Doi...

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History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 1

By: Niccolo Machiavelli

...of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli. Toward the end of 1520, the Cardinal Giulio of Medici, later Pope Clement VII, offered Machiavelli the appointment to write a history of Florence. Although Machiavelli was reluctant to accept, accepting was at that time his only possible way to regain the good graces of the Medici. Doi...

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Life of St. Teresa, The

By: Santa Teresa de Jesus (Avila)

...e Order and is considered to be, along with John of the Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1970 she was named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. (Summary from wikipedia.org)...

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Light and Peace: Instructions for Devout Souls to Dispel Their Doubts and Allay Their Fears

By: Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani

...rs an imprimatur. It is generously augmented with excerpts from the writings of St. Francis de Sales, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bernard, Pope St. Gregory the Great, St. Philip Neri, Archbishop Francois Fenelon, Father Lorenzo Scupoli, and other spiritual authorities. (Summary by dave7)...

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Brothers Karamazov, The

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

...son, and modern Russia. Since its publication, it has been acclaimed all over the world by thinkers as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Pope Benedict XVI as one of the supreme achievements in literature....

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Magna Carta

By: Unknown

...long historical process that has led to the rule of constitutional law today. Magna Carta was originally created because of disagreements between the Pope, King John and his English barons over the rights of the King. Magna Carta required the king to renounce certain rights and respect certain legal procedures and to accept that the will of the king could be bound by law. ...

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Prince, The (Version 3)

By: Niccolo Machiavelli

...alities). But the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings. Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the Mirror of Pri...

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From the Foundation of the City Vol. 01

By: Livius. Titus (Livy)

...e rush to collect Livy manuscripts. The poet, Beccadelli, sold a country home for the money to purchase one manuscript copied by Poggio. Petrarch and Pope Nicholas V launched a search for the now missing books. Laurentius Valla published an emended text initiating the field of Livy scholarship. Dante speaks highly of him in his poetry, and Francis I of France commissioned ...

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