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Post Posted:: March 5th, 2013, 3:38 am 
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Lavengro by George Henry Borrow (1803 - 1881) .

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Lavengro: The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest (1851) is a work by George Borrow, falling somewhere between the genres of memoir and novel, which has long been considered a classic of 19th century English literature. According to the author lav-engro is a Romany word meaning "word master". The historian G. M. Trevelyan called it "a book that breathes the spirit of that period of strong and eccentric characters". I have decided to use the 1893 edition, which has a lengthy introduction by Theodore Watts, who actually met Borrow. (Temporary summary from Wikipedia)


  • Target completion date: 29th January 2015
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20198
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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    Genres for the project:
    memoirs

    Keywords that describe the book:
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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!

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    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
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Post Posted:: March 5th, 2013, 6:20 am 

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Looks interesting :) Need a DPL?

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Post Posted:: March 5th, 2013, 8:46 am 
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Thank you, Charlotte. I have added you as DPL. This is going to be pretty slow-moving.

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Post Posted:: March 13th, 2013, 6:48 am 
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Section 000 uploaded :).

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Post Posted:: March 16th, 2013, 4:15 pm 

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Section 000 is PL OK! I think I'm going to like this book. It seems so interesting :D

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Post Posted:: March 16th, 2013, 5:41 pm 
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Thank you, Charlotte. I've been in touch with the George Borrow Society, as I wasn't 100% sure of the pronunciation of the title :roll:. They are very interested in the recording, which is super. I'd better make sure it is good ;).

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Post Posted:: March 16th, 2013, 6:14 pm 

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All of your recordings are now and shall always be of the highest standard! :D

The only other of Burrow's books I've read is Wild Wales, which is quite interesting. I mean, he spends half of his time exploring my town and the surrounding area. In fact, it's surprising how things haven't changes at all! The Wrexham-ers have never been the best at speaking Welsh or enjoying the language, and are still famous for two things: coal and lager. Most of it I find funnily accurate to nowadays, for example, one passage (below) is almost the exact conversation I had with my Mum about why we must got to Rhiwabon pubs when we have three perfectly good (well, rottenly old-fashioned) pubs just 'round the corner:
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Walking very fast I soon overtook a man. I knew him at once by his staggering gait.

“Ah, landlord!” said I; “whither bound?”

“To Rhiwabon,” said he, huskily, “for a pint.”

“Is the ale so good at Rhiwabon,” said I, “that you leave home for it?”

“No,” said he, rather shortly, “there’s not a glass of good ale in Rhiwabon.”

“Then why do you go thither?” said I.

“Because a pint of bad liquor abroad is better than a quart of good at home,” said the landlord, reeling against the hedge.

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Post Posted:: March 16th, 2013, 6:46 pm 
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Heh, I don't think people change much really. That's another one that needs recording some day. His style is lovely to read aloud. I wouldn't tackle it myself, though - my Welsh pronunciation isn't up to it, despite being a quarter Welsh myself.

D'you know, apart from one little poem I did for the LV 6th anniversary collection, we have absolutely NO Borrow in the catalogue? It's one reason that I started this one; the other is that he visits my home town in his travels and comments on the "Daneman's skull" (which is now in the possession of the Royal College of Surgeons on account of its massive size).

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Post Posted:: March 19th, 2013, 8:42 am 
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Charlotte: sorrry to mess you about, but I have decided to bolt on the Author's Preface to Section 000, instead of combining it with Chapter 1. It is mostly a defence of the Church of England and an anti-Catholic polemic, and doesn't fit well with the first chapter of the real book.

The revised Section 000 is 63:56 and the only differences are the first few words of the intro and the Preface itself which starts at 53:33, so there's no need to plough through the whole thing again.

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Post Posted:: March 19th, 2013, 2:23 pm 

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PL OK! :clap:

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Post Posted:: March 19th, 2013, 3:14 pm 
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Thanks! Sorry, I had forgotten to add you as DPL. Very diplomatic of you not to mention my forgetfulness ;).

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Post Posted:: March 23rd, 2013, 1:16 pm 
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Section 001 uploaded :).

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Post Posted:: April 8th, 2013, 6:28 am 
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Section 002 uploaded :).

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Post Posted:: April 10th, 2013, 10:40 am 
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Section 003 uploaded :).

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Post Posted:: April 10th, 2013, 11:38 am 

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RuthieG wrote:
Heh, I don't think people change much really. That's another one that needs recording some day. His style is lovely to read aloud. I wouldn't tackle it myself, though - my Welsh pronunciation isn't up to it, despite being a quarter Welsh myself.


When I saw this on the book suggestions board, that immediately came to mind. I think it must be shorter. I wasn't reflecting that as it actually has Welsh in it, it wouldn't be possible for anyone who didn't have at least some Welsh.

I can't remember exactly what's in Lavengro, but I think there are probably some scraps of foreign language imbedded here and there -- besides characters who'd be speaking as gypsies might, as Londoners of various social classes might, as East Anglians might, as "low-life" characters might, thieves argot and all. Then there's his Irish friend, and as I remember Borrow meets (or claims to meet) an Armenian.

You obviously fancied a challenge!


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