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As Kingfishers Catch Fire

As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad … Continue reading

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Biography

The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Birth and parents Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), an English poet and philosopher, was born on the 21st of October 1772, at his father’s vicarage of Ottery St Mary’s, Devonshire. His father, the Rev. John Coleridge … Continue reading

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Level E4 Resource Updates

British Literature Updates Due to the ever-changing nature of the Internet, online resources sometimes move unexpectedly to new addresses. Here are the most recent updates for Level 4: British Literature. Remember, you can always type a few words into the search … Continue reading

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To the Queen from Idylls of the King by Tennyson

Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson To the Queen Previous: The Passing of Arthur Table of Contents To the Queen O loyal to the royal in thyself, And loyal to thy land, as this to thee— Bear witness, … Continue reading

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The Passing of Arthur from Idylls of the King by Tennyson

Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Passing of Arthur Previous: Guinevere | Next: To the Queen Table of Contents The Passing of Arthur That story which the bold Sir Bedivere, First made and latest left of all the … Continue reading

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Pelleas and Ettarre from Idylls of the King by Tennyson

Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Pelleas and Ettarre King Arthur made new knights to fill the gap Left by the Holy Quest; and as he sat In hall at old Caerleon, the high doors Were softly sundered, … Continue reading

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Percy Bysshe Shelley Poems

Index of Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was a Romantic poet whose contemporaries included Keats and Byron. Although famous for his long work Prometheus Unbound, his genius also shines in shorter poems; you can read several … Continue reading

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A Short History of England by G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton’s A Short History of England is an inviting introduction to British history through the end of the nineteenth century. You may listen to it in the audio player below, or read it in any one of several formats. … Continue reading

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