The Glove and the Lions

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by James Leigh Hunt
1 minute, 54 seconds
Unabridged Formal Poem

“‘No Love,’ quoth he, ‘but vanity sets love a task like that…’” A famous lyrical poem by James Leigh Hunt.

Read by Alex Wilson.

James Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) was an English poet, editor, critic, political writer, and journalist. He and his brother were imprisoned from 1813 to 1815 for their political writing, though they continued to edit their weekly "Examiner" political journal from jail. Hunt is best remembered for his popular light verse and lyrics.

Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in
Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)

Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical)
Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.

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