COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] Chant of the Firemen by Francis William Lauderdale Adams - dl

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Post by aradlaw » January 19th, 2018, 9:30 pm

Chant of the Firemen by Francis William Lauderdale Adams (1862 - 1893).

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Francis William Lauderdale Adams was an essayist, poet, dramatist, novelist and journalist who produced a large volume of work in his short life.
A self-professed 'Child of his Age', Adams combined in his life and work many distinctive features of both fin de siècle British culture and the Australian radical nationalism of the 1890s, including a strong sympathy with socialist and feminist movements. ( Wikipedia)
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In the Pit: Chant of the Firemen by Francis William Lauderdale Adams, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
“This is the steamer’s pit.
The ovens like dragons of fire
Glare thro’ their close-lidded eyes
With restless hungry desire.

“Down from the tropic night
Rushes the funnelled air;
Our heads expand and fall in;
Our hearts thump huge as despair.

“’Tis we make the bright hot blood
Of this throbbing inanimate thing;
And our life is no less the fuel
Than the coal we shovel and fling.

“And lest of this we be proud
Or anything but meek,
We are well cursed and paid—
Ten shillings a week!”

Round, round, round in its tunnel
The shaft turns pitiless strong,
While lost souls cry out in the darkness:
“How long, O Lord, how long?”


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Post by aradlaw » January 21st, 2018, 10:29 am

I'll start off this week...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/firemen_adams_dl_128kb.mp3
1:18
...could someone please PL ? :wink:
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Post by tovarisch » January 21st, 2018, 10:36 am

Here is mine, and I'll PL yours next...

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/firemen_adams_vb_128kb.mp3 1:17

Thanks!

Edited to add: Your reading is PL OK, David! :thumbs:
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » January 21st, 2018, 11:07 am

Thank you and thanks tovarish, your is also PL OK. :thumbs:
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Post by ELViolet » January 22nd, 2018, 2:39 pm

This is my first ever recording, could someone PL it for me?

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/firemen_adams_eal_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » January 22nd, 2018, 3:13 pm

Thank you Erin :thumbs:
ELViolet wrote:
January 22nd, 2018, 2:39 pm
This is my first ever recording, could someone PL it for me?
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Welcome to LibriVox ELViolet :D good first recording, all your specs are correct, the volume could be a tad louder, but it falls within our 87 -90 dB range (87 dB), One quality item to check, there is a 'click' right at the end of the 5 second silence you may which to edit out. :wink:

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Post by aradlaw » January 25th, 2018, 2:57 pm

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by Algy Pug » January 25th, 2018, 5:11 pm

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 25th, 2018, 5:48 pm

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Post by aradlaw » January 25th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Thank you Algy and Tomas. :thumbs:
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Post by NemoR » January 26th, 2018, 1:23 am

Hi David, here is mine this week:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/firemen_adams_nr_128kb.mp3

Length is 1:21

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Being freed from all sense-desires,
Is not born again into this world.’

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Post by aradlaw » January 26th, 2018, 7:23 am

Thank you Nemo. :thumbs:
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