Journal of George Fox

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Post by rachel6677 » August 2nd, 2020, 12:19 pm

I would be very, very excited if the Journal of George Fox (founder of Quakerism) could be a Librivox project. There is a version with updated wording called the Armistead/Ellwood edition which I think would be the best version. I think it would be downloaded/streamed by many people around the world.
I am a newbie and recently attempted to record the first third of a different Quakerism book, but I really did not like the audio result. So I would probably not prefer to read myself on any project, for now.
Please discuss with me if you have any interest.

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Post by TriciaG » August 2nd, 2020, 12:26 pm

Welcome!
Do you happen to have a link to the edition text you're talking about? (Or, if that was published in 1925 or later, an older edition?)
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
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Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
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Post by KevinS » August 2nd, 2020, 12:54 pm

I wonder if you would find this source of interest. https://archive.org/details/passagesfromlife00foxg_1/page/n5/mode/2up

It is a selection only of the journal, but looks rather comprehensive for all of that. It is just about the right length for a group project here at LibriVox. The complete two volume set of the journal would be a bit of an undertaking, even daunting, but it is still a possibility of course.
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Post by rachel6677 » September 15th, 2020, 10:37 am

I mentioned above that the Armistead/Ellwood version had updated wording, but that was a misunderstanding-- it does not have updated wording. However it is available here:
https://www.friendslibrary.com/george-fox/journal

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Post by rachel6677 » September 15th, 2020, 10:38 am

KevinS wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 12:54 pm
I wonder if you would find this source of interest. https://archive.org/details/passagesfromlife00foxg_1/page/n5/mode/2up

It is a selection only of the journal, but looks rather comprehensive for all of that. It is just about the right length for a group project here at LibriVox. The complete two volume set of the journal would be a bit of an undertaking, even daunting, but it is still a possibility of course.
Yes I think this would be great!!!

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Post by KevinS » September 22nd, 2020, 12:31 pm

rachel6677 wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 10:38 am
KevinS wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 12:54 pm
I wonder if you would find this source of interest. https://archive.org/details/passagesfromlife00foxg_1/page/n5/mode/2up

It is a selection only of the journal, but looks rather comprehensive for all of that. It is just about the right length for a group project here at LibriVox. The complete two volume set of the journal would be a bit of an undertaking, even daunting, but it is still a possibility of course.
Yes I think this would be great!!!
I say go for it. It's a big project, but there are many here at LibriVox who would be interested. (At least I think so.)

I'll have to see what the admins say---though I don't know if they speak as a group---but I could BC the project while teaching to how this is done. Then, if approved, you could take over on your own. (And I will step in and record a section or two. Or three.)

What do you think?

Have you recorded any sections for other projects yet. I think that would be MOST advisable before our getting started so that you get a feel for how things work here.
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Post by kathan54 » October 31st, 2020, 11:12 am

Very interested in this. Is this project up and running?

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Post by mightyfelix » October 31st, 2020, 12:03 pm

No, no one has jumped in to coordinate it. It does certainly look interesting. It would be a difficult book to organize, though, mainly because there are no chapter or section breaks built in to the text. So a BC would need to comb through the book and choose where to make section breaks. It would be easier for a soloist, but I wouldn't recommend it for a first-time solo.

To find group projects that are already up and running, you should take a look in any of our "Readers Wanted" forums. Plenty to choose from there! :D

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Post by KevinS » October 31st, 2020, 12:03 pm

kathan54 wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 11:12 am
Very interested in this. Is this project up and running?
I don't think we've heard anything as yet.
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