Pepys’s Ghost (1899)

In this strangest of diaries, the author and adventurer Edwin Emerson Jr voices one year in his life through the mouth of Samuel Pepys….more

The Laughing Song (1904)

In this novelty recording by the Norwegian actor Henry Klauser, a mournful refrain gradually gives way to laughter….more

Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote (1867)

From whole multi-paragraph excerpts to single lines, this wonderful little book dedicates itself, as the title declares, to presenting the wit and wisdom to be foun…more

A Meditation upon a Broomstick (1711)

A classic piece of parody from the great Anglo-Irish satirist and author of Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift. The particular butt of Swift’s sharp pen in this ins…more

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