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Book: A Century of Roundels by Algernon Charles Swinburne

LibriVox  logoLibriVox  logoA Century of Roundels
by
Algernon Charles Swinburne
(1837-1909)

A roundel (not to be confused with the rondel) is a form of verse used in English language poetry devised by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909). It

 is a variation of the French rondeau form. It makes use of refrains, repeated according to a certain stylized pattern. A roundel consists of nine lines each having the same number of syllables, plus a refrain after the third line and after the last line. The refrain must be identical with the beginning of the first line: it may be a half-line, and rhymes with the second line. It has three stanzas and its rhyme scheme is as follows: A B A R ; B A B ; A B A R ; where R is the refrain. Swinburne had published a book A Century of Roundels. He dedicated these poems to his friend Christina Rossetti, who then started writing roundels herself, as evidenced by the following examples from her anthology of poetry: Wife to Husband; A Better Resurrection; A Life’s Parallels; Today for me; It is finished; From Metastasio. (Summary by wikipedia)

This project is a bit of milestone for me, as it’s my first solo project.

This project is catalogued at:
LibriVox and Internet Archive.
The book can also be found at Project Gutenburg.

The whole book can be downloaded as a zip file from here.
The zip file size is 46MB.
Total running time: 01:38:30
All the files contained inside the zip are mp3, all with a bitrate of 64kb.

Book Coordinator:ravenotation
Meta Coordinator:David Lawrence
Proof Listener:Algy Pug

Download Locations

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Ogg Vorbis

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Dedication to Christina G. Rossetti

1:26

774.7 KB 

1.3 MB 

670.5 KB 

01

In Harbour

2:05

1.1 MB 

1.9 MB 

975.5 KB 

02

The Way of the Wind

1:04

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1,002.1 KB 

500.5 KB 

03

‘Had I Wist’

1:13

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1.1 MB 

568.0 KB 

04

Recollections

3:00

1.6 MB 

2.8 MB 

1.4 MB 

05

Time and Life

2:06

1.1 MB 

1.9 MB 

985.5 KB 

06

A Dialogue

3:10

1.7 MB 

2.9 MB 

1.4 MB 

07

Plus Ultra

1:21

727.8 KB 

1.2 MB 

633.0 KB 

08

A Dead Friend

4:06

2.1 MB 

3.8 MB 

1.9 MB 

09

Past Days

2:52

1.5 MB 

2.6 MB 

1.3 MB 

10

Autumn and Winter

3:34

1.9 MB 

3.3 MB 

1.6 MB 

11

The Death of Richard Wagner

3:21

1.8 MB 

3.1 MB 

1.5 MB 

12

Two Preludes; Lohengrin & Tristan und Isolde

1:46

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1.6 MB 

828.5 KB 

13

The Lute and the Lyre

1:27

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1.3 MB 

678.0 KB 

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Plus Intra

1:19

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1.2 MB 

618.0 KB 

15

Change

1:04

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1,010.3 KB 

504.5 KB 

16

A Baby’s Death

4:49

2.5 MB 

4.4 MB 

2.2 MB 

17

One of Twain

2:05

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1.9 MB 

975.5 KB 

18

Death and Birth

1:14

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1.1 MB 

576.5 KB 

19

Birth and Death

1:14

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1.1 MB 

578.5 KB 

20

Benediction

1:12

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1.1 MB 

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21

Etude Realiste

2:30

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2.3 MB 

1.1 MB 

22

Babyhood

2:38

1.4 MB 

2.4 MB 

1.2 MB 

23

First Footsteps

0:58

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451.5 KB 

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A Ninth Birthday

2:35

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2.4 MB 

1.2 MB 

25

Not a Child

2:15

1.2 MB 

2.1 MB 

1.0 MB 

26

To Dora Dorian

1:00

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470.0 KB 

27

The Roundel

1:20

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1.2 MB 

624.0 KB 

28

At Sea

1:10

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1.1 MB 

548.0 KB 

29

Wasted Love

0:56

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886.6 KB 

442.5 KB 

30

Before Sunset

1:07

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1.0 MB 

525.0 KB 

31

A Singing Lesson

1:14

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1.1 MB 

580.0 KB 

32

Flower-pieces; Love Lies Bleeding & Love in a Mist

2:20

1.2 MB 

2.1 MB 

1.1 MB 

33

Three Faces; Ventimiglia, Genoa & Venice

3:11

1.7 MB 

2.9 MB 

1.5 MB 

34

Eros

2:33

1.3 MB 

2.3 MB 

1.2 MB 

35

Sorrow

1:05

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1.0 MB 

511.5 KB 

36

Sleep

1:07

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1.0 MB 

527.5 KB 

37

On an Old Roundel

1:59

1.1 MB 

1.8 MB 

933.0 KB 

38

A Landscape by Courbet

1:20

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1.2 MB 

629.5 KB 

39

A Flower-piece by Fantin

1:11

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1.1 MB 

559.0 KB 

40

A Night-piece by Millet

1:18

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1.2 MB 

611.5 KB 

41

Marzo Pazzo

1:08

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1.0 MB 

531.5 KB 

42

Dead Love

1:05

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1.0 MB 

512.5 KB 

43

Discord

1:10

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1.1 MB 

551.0 KB 

44

Concord

1:11

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1.1 MB 

556.0 KB 

45

Mourning

1:06

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1.0 MB 

516.0 KB 

46

Aperotos Eros

1:16

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1.2 MB 

598.5 KB 

47

To Catullus

1:12

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1.1 MB 

564.0 KB 

48

Insularum Ocelle’

1:16

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1.2 MB 

593.0 KB 

49

In Sark

1:25

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1.3 MB 

664.5 KB 

50

In Guernsey

7:12

3.7 MB 

6.6 MB 

3.3 MB 

51

Envoi

1:14

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1.1 MB 

582.0 KB 

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