Sans Merci, Or, Kestrels and Falcons

Sans Merci, Or, Kestrels and Falcons
Title Sans Merci, Or, Kestrels and Falcons PDF eBook
Author George Alfred Lawrence
Publisher
Total Pages 424
Release 1872
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The Penguin Book of English Song

The Penguin Book of English Song
Title The Penguin Book of English Song PDF eBook
Author Richard Stokes
Publisher Penguin UK
Total Pages 976
Release 2016-04-07
Genre Poetry
ISBN 0141982551

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The Penguin Book of English Song anthologizes the work of 100 English poets who have inspired a host of different composers (some English, some not) to write vocal music. Each of the chapters, arranged chronologically from Chaucer to Auden, opens with a precis of the poet's life, work and, often, approach to music. Richard Stokes's notes and commentaries constantly illuminate the language and themes of the poems and their settings in unexpected ways. An awareness of how Ben Jonson based his famous poem 'Drinke to me, onely, with thine eyes' on a Greek original, for example, increases our enjoyment of both the poem and the traditional song; knowledge of Thomas Hardy's relationships with women deepens our appreciation of songs by Ireland, Finzi, Britten and others; Charles Dibdin's 'Tom Bowling', played each year at the Last Night of the Proms, takes on a deeper resonance when we know that it was written after the death of his brother Tom, a sea captain struck by lightning in the Indian Ocean. Many composers of different nationalities appear, but the book remains quintessentially British, and includes pieces that have an established place in our national consciousness: 'Rule, Britannia' (James Thomson), 'Abide with me' (Henry Francis Lyte), 'Auld lang syne' (Robert Burns), 'Jerusalem' (William Blake), 'Once in royal David's city' (Mrs C. F. Alexander), and even 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star' (Jane Taylor). The poems are printed in their original versification and spelling, enabling us to trace the development of the English language as the book progresses. The volume presents a huge amount of information about English Song that will enlighten all those who delight in the fusion of words and music. The presence of minor as well as major poets and the unique principle of selection make The Penguin Book of English Song a highly original anthology of English verse.

The Kestrel

The Kestrel
Title The Kestrel PDF eBook
Author
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Total Pages 310
Release 1990
Genre Birds
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The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music: AACM to Fargo, Donna

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music: AACM to Fargo, Donna
Title The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music: AACM to Fargo, Donna PDF eBook
Author Colin Larkin
Publisher
Total Pages 840
Release 1992
Genre Popular music
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The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands

The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands
Title The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands PDF eBook
Author Lance Chilton
Publisher Rough Guides
Total Pages 700
Release 2004
Genre Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey)
ISBN 9781843532590

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The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands is an essential guide to the varied and beautiful archipelagos of the Aegean and Ionian seas. The guide includes a 24-page ''Things not to Miss'' section - a full-colour introduction to the islands'' highlights. There is in-depth coverage of all the islands, from hedonistic Ios in the Cyclades to tranquil Symi in the Dodecanese. For all regions, there is up-to-the-minute accommodation, restaurant and nightlife listings and practical details on a host of activities, from windsurfing off Kós to trekking on Crete. For those on the move, there is comprehansive information on inter-island ferries and local transport and maps and plans for every island group.

Country-side

Country-side
Title Country-side PDF eBook
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Total Pages 382
Release 1908
Genre Natural history
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The Nature of Summer

The Nature of Summer
Title The Nature of Summer PDF eBook
Author Jim Crumley
Publisher Saraband
Total Pages 177
Release 2022-01-01
Genre Nature
ISBN 1915089514

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'[A] beautiful book... [an] exceptional and intense quality of observation glows from every page... A wisdom that we need now, more than ever before.' Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman In the endless light of summer days, and the magical gloaming of the wee small hours, nature in Jim's beloved Highlands, Perthshire and Trossachs heartlands is burgeoning freely, as though there is one long midsummer's eve, nothing reserved. For our flora and fauna, for the very land itself, this is the time of extravagant growth, flowering and the promise of fruit and the harvest to come. But despite the abundance, as Jim Crumley attests, summer in the Northlands is no Wordsworthian idyll. Climate chaos and its attendant unpredictable weather brings high drama to the lives of the animals and birds he observes. There is also a wild, elemental beauty to the land, mountains, lochs, coasts and skies, a sense of nature at its very apex during this, the most beautiful and lush of seasons. Jim chronicles it all: the wonder, the tumult, the spectacle of summer.