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by Peter Why
Today, 4:45 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Section 11 PL okay.

Congratulations; that must have been incredibly hard work.

It's funny how the sense of humour changes over time. Not just Punch, too; I feel very uncomfortablewith the "humour" of Charley Chaplin or Laurel and Hardy.

Peter
by Peter Why
Yesterday, 10:36 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Section 10 PL okay.

I wonder if Lewis Carroll read this? The Duchess in Alice in Wonderland kept going on about "... and the moral of that is ...", just as the punch-man seems to.

Peter
by Peter Why
Yesterday, 4:29 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Section 10 is actually PL okay, but you may want to make a little change: 0112 Second para of "Scene with two punchmen." In "Questra homa a vardring the slum, scapar it ..." "scapar" is actually pronounced "SCAR-per" ... run away. I have the impression that Mr Mayhew is getting a bit distracted from...
by Peter Why
October 25th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

At a quick glance I had earlier, it looks like the "palare" of Jules and Sandy in the Round the Horne radio programmes. But I'll go back and have a closer look. EDIT: not what I thought. I'd guess that pronunciation of "cativa" rhymes with "Godiva", from the ease of saying it, compared with "cat-eev...
by Peter Why
October 25th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Section 9 PL okay.

I wonder when they started calling those devices "swozzles"?

Peter
by Peter Why
October 24th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Section 7 (edited) PL Okay.

Peter
by Peter Why
October 24th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Section 8 PL Okay; word-perfect!

Perhaps we've got rid of our cockroaches too efficiently; the favourite food of the hedgehogs has gone, and so have most of the hedgehogs.

Peter
by Peter Why
October 23rd, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Section 7 is essentially PL Okay, and can stay as it is. A. But you mentioned expanding J.R. to "John Ray" in a note. I didn't spot your note. I imagine you would have added it at 03.40 in my list below. B. It looks as if you meant to include all the footnotes, but you missed a couple out and C. If ...
by Peter Why
October 23rd, 2020, 12:12 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Section 4 PL OK. Starting on the other two later today.

EDIT: section 6 PL OK.

Peter
by Peter Why
October 22nd, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Here's Bing: Referred to on google as: Tab. Element, p. 110. Common Mole. Shaw's Gen. Zool. i. p. 515, tab. 1 17. Bing. Anim. Biog. 3d edit. i. p. 399. European Mole. Penn. Quadr. i. p. 229. Penn. Brit. https://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/william-bingley/memoirs-of-british-quadrupeds-illustrative...
by Peter Why
October 20th, 2020, 1:02 am
Forum: Error Reports
Topic: [fixed]World's best literature 9
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: World's best literature 9

That's the only wrong one, judging by the first few seconds of each recording.
Peter
by Peter Why
October 19th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans
Replies: 50
Views: 403

Re: SOLO London Labour Volume III -ans

Section 5 PL OK.

Well-spotted with the typo at 23.27: "It is even a greater torment than the horse fly." Which you read as "house fly" and I thought was a mistake until I checked the species name earlier in the paragraph.

Uncomfortable enthusiasm from Mr Mayhew there.

Peter
by Peter Why
October 18th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Tannhäuser by Wagner, Richard
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Tannhäuser by Wagner, Richard

I'm not likely to read it, as I have another big project to finish. If it's still unread when I'm done, I might have a go.

The poem itself is only 61 pages, with just over eight pages of introduction.

Peter
by Peter Why
October 18th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Tannhäuser by Wagner, Richard
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Tannhäuser by Wagner, Richard

Lovely verse! Close to the peaceful vale of Eisenach, In far Thuringia, towers a gloomy mount, The Horselberg, a grim and lonely pile, Long called "the hill of Venus," with its cave, - Unfathomed depths of subterranean gloom, - Where men have lost their souls in heathen love To that fair goddess of ...