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John Richetti reads Ben Jonson and some Cavalier lyrics

Studio 308 Session, CPCW, University of Pennsylvania, September 23, 2013

Ben Jonson

  1. On Something, That Walks Somewhere (0:40): MP3
  2. To Sir Cod (0:23): MP3
  3. On English Monsieur (1:09): MP3
  4. Inviting a Friend to Supper (2:33): MP3
  5. To Penshurst (6:06): MP3
  6. Song to Celia (0:52): MP3
  7. To the Same (1:04): MP3
  8. The Hour-Glass (0:36): MP3
  9. My Picture Left in Scotland (1:02): MP3
  10. An Ode (1:47): MP3
  11. A Fit of Rhyme against Rhyme (2:15): MP3
  12. To the Immortal Memory and Friendship of That Noble Pair, Sir Lucius Cary and Sir H. Morison (6:18): MP3
  13. A fragment of Petronius Arbiter, translated (0:52): MP3
  14. Hymn to Diana (0:55): MP3
  15. Why I Write Not of Love (0:46): MP3
  16. Song to Celia (0:51): MP3
  17. To the Memory of My Beloved the Author, Mr. William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us (4:48): MP3
  18. Ode to Himself (2:53): MP3
  19. On My First Son (1:05): MP31

Robert Herrick

  1. To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (0:50): MP3
  2. To Anthea, Who May Command Him Anything (1:06): MP3
  3. Delight in Disorder (4:25): MP3
  4. Be My Mistress Short or Tall (0:31): MP3

William Davenant

  1. The Coquette (0:57): MP3
  2. To a Mistress Dying (0:56): MP3

James Shirley

  1. On Her Dancing (0:26): MP3
  2. The Fair Felon (1:18): MP3
  3. The Glories of Our Blood and State (1:07): MP3

George Wither

  1. A Sonnet Upon a Stolen Kiss (0:55): MP3
  2. Shall I Wasting in Despair (1:48): MP3
  3. Amaryllis I Did Woo (0:30): MP3

Edmund Waller

  1. Of English Verse (1:34): MP3
  2. On a Girdle (0:42): MP3
  3. Go, Lovely Rose (0:53): MP3

Thomas Carew

  1. Secrecy Protested (0:51): MP3
  2. Song: Mediocrity In Love Rejected (0:48): MP3
  3. Disdain Returned (1:06): MP3
  4. Song: To One That Desired to Know My Mistress (1:03): MP3
  5. On Sight of a Gentlewoman's Face in the Water (0:58): MP3
  6. A Song: Ask Me No More (1:01): MP3

Sir John Suckling

  1. Song ("Why so pale and wan?") (0:46): MP32
  2. There never yet was woman made (1:17): MP3
  3. Out Upon It (0:47): MP3
  4. The Careless Lover (1:57): MP3
  5. A Song (0:58): MP3
  6. A Soldier (0:56): MP3

Richard Lovelace

  1. To Lucasta, Going to the Wars (0:45): MP3
  2. Song: To Amarantha. That She Would Dishevel Her Hair (1:25): MP3
  3. To Lucasta (1:33): MP3
  4. To Althea, from Prison (1:22): MP3

Nicholas Breton

  1. Phillipa and Corridon (1:20): MP33

Recorded by Steve McLaughlin


  • 1Recorded by John Richetti at home, January 26, 2021
  • 2Recorded by John Richetti at home, March 24, 2021
  • 3Recorded by John Richetti at home, August 27, 2021

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