History of the Eighteenth Century in Ten Poems

History of the Eighteenth Century in Ten Poems

Oxford University

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Ten short podcasts on quirky aspects of eighteenth-century life. This series of short podcasts offers an alternative history of the eighteenth century. Ten poems were chosen that illustrate the everyday and the extraordinary, the comic and the serious aspects of the period. Each talk begins with a poem, and shows its significance: how a satire on the pleasures of tobacco tells us of the relationship between intoxication and inspiration, or how a ...
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Ten short podcasts on quirky aspects of eighteenth-century life. This series of short podcasts offers an alternative history of the eighteenth century. Ten poems were chosen that illustrate the everyday and the extraordinary, the comic and the serious aspects of the period. Each talk begins with a poem, and shows its significance: how a satire on the pleasures of tobacco tells us of the relationship between intoxication and inspiration, or how a ...
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Smallpox in poetry

16 Sep 2013 | 07 mins 25 secs

Smallpox in poetry

16 Sep 2013 | 07 mins 25 secs

The poetry of war

16 Sep 2013 | 05 mins

The poetry of war

16 Sep 2013 | 05 mins

The Ladle: a comic poem

16 Sep 2013 | 06 mins 42 secs

The Ladle: a comic p...

16 Sep 2013 | 06 mins 42 secs

Music in miscellanies

16 Sep 2013 | 04 mins 57 secs

Music in miscellanie...

16 Sep 2013 | 04 mins 57 secs

Pastoral Poetry

16 Sep 2013 | 09 mins 43 secs

Pastoral Poetry

16 Sep 2013 | 09 mins 43 secs

Politics in poetry

16 Sep 2013 | 06 mins 05 secs

Politics in poetry

16 Sep 2013 | 06 mins 05 secs

The life of epigrams

16 Sep 2013 | 05 mins 51 secs

The life of epigrams

16 Sep 2013 | 05 mins 51 secs

Petticoats and fashion

16 Sep 2013 | 08 mins 11 secs

Petticoats and fashi...

16 Sep 2013 | 08 mins 11 secs

The Joys of Cricket

12 Dec 2011 | 07 mins 52 secs

The Joys of Cricket

12 Dec 2011 | 07 mins 52 secs

Poetry and Tobacco

03 Aug 2011 | 06 mins 05 secs

Poetry and Tobacco

03 Aug 2011 | 06 mins 05 secs