COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] Song: Eternity of Love Protested

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Algy Pug
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Post by Algy Pug » June 9th, 2018, 6:27 pm

Song: Eternity of Love Protested by Thomas Carew (1595 - 1640).

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Thomas Carew (pronounced "Carey") (1595 - 1640) was one of the Cavalier poets, a group associated with the unfortunate King Charles I, who was a notable connoisseur of poetry. Other poets in this school included Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace. John Suckling and Ben Jonson. Carew’s verse generally eschews epic and grandiose subjects, and focuses on more intimate and profane matters. In the words of Edmund Gosse: “Carew's poems, at their best, are brilliant lyrics of the purely sensuous order.” ( Algy Pug)
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Song: Eternity of Love Protested by Thomas Carew, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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HOW ill doth he deserve a lover's name,
Whose pale weak flame
Cannot retain
His heat, in spite of absence or disdain;
But doth at once, like paper set on fire,
Burn and expire;
True love can never change his seat,
Nor did he ever love, that could retreat.

That noble flame which my breast keeps alive
Shall still survive
When my soul's fled;
Nor shall my love die when my body's dead,
That shall wait on me to the lower shade,
And never fade;
My very ashes in their urn
Shall, like a hallow'd lamp, forever burn.

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Last edited by Algy Pug on June 10th, 2018, 6:50 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by tovarisch » June 9th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Here is my attempt, at 1:15

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/songeternityofloveprotested_carew_vb_128kb.mp3

Thank you.

PS. I never did ID3 tags for a weekly or fortnightly before (stopped doing them a while ago, many MCs explicitly state to omit those), do we need them? If so, I'll add them and re-upload...
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by Algy Pug » June 9th, 2018, 7:39 pm

tovarisch wrote:
June 9th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Here is my attempt, at 1:15

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/songeternityofloveprotested_carew_vb_128kb.mp3

Thank you.

PS. I never did ID3 tags for a weekly or fortnightly before (stopped doing them a while ago, many MCs explicitly state to omit those), do we need them? If so, I'll add them and re-upload...
Thank you

Reading is PL OK.

You are correct about the ID tags - opening post has been corrected.

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Post by aradlaw » June 10th, 2018, 6:55 am

Good morning Algy (here anyways) there's your MW. :D
Thanks for BCing this week.
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Post by Boris » June 10th, 2018, 3:08 pm

Dear Algy,

here is my recording - my first attempt in English! I hope it is OK, please give me feedback if it is hard to understand or for whatever reason it doesn't sound right.

I think there is just a typing mistake! If you follow the link to the original book, you get instead of

"Nor did her ever love, that could retreat." -which doesn't really make sense-

the correct line:

"Nor did he ever love that can retreat."

Here is the link of the recording:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/songeternityofloveprotested_carew_bg_128kb.mp3

1:15

kind regards,

Boris

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Post by Algy Pug » June 10th, 2018, 4:46 pm

Thanks Boris - both for the reading and alerting me to the error in the text (which has now been corrected).

I had no trouble following your reading which was quite dramatic. :clap:

Just one small correction required:
0:35
that could retreat.
I heard
that can retreat.

I also noticed that there were a few plosives.

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Post by Boris » June 10th, 2018, 5:04 pm

Dear Algy,

thank you for your feedback :thumbs:

Indeed, the text source reads "can" and not "could" - check again:

https://archive.org/details/poemsmasqueoftho00care

But if you prefer "could" please let me know, I'll change it then. Also if I need to change some of the plosives (I probably got a bit too close to the mic) just tell me.

Kind regards,

Boris

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Post by Algy Pug » June 10th, 2018, 6:50 pm

Hi Boris

Various editions of this poem have the following variants for the line in question:

Nor did he ever love that could retreat.
https://archive.org/details/selectionfrompoe00careiala
ww.luminarium.org/sevenlit/carew/eternity.htm

Nor did her ever love that could retreat.
https://allpoetry.com/Thomas-Carew

The edition you mentioned is the only one which has the reading:
Nor did he ever love that can retreat.

Based on the previous line both "he" and "her" could make sense. In the first case the poet would be saying:
He who backs off never loved in the first place;

and in the latter:
True love is unchanging and does not love her who retreats from him.

Given the confusion over the text, I will allow the use of "can." Reading is therefore PL OK.

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Post by Algy Pug » June 10th, 2018, 7:59 pm

Here's my reading:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/songeternityofloveprotested_carew_alp_128kb.mp3
1.10

Could someone please PL this for me?

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Post by tovarisch » June 11th, 2018, 4:38 am

Your reading is PL OK, Algy! :thumbs:
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Post by Algy Pug » June 11th, 2018, 6:02 am

tovarisch wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 4:38 am
Your reading is PL OK, Algy! :thumbs:
Thank you.

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Post by grs2905 » June 11th, 2018, 9:22 am

Regards,

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