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Post Posted:: December 3rd, 2017, 3:13 pm 
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You Never Can Tell By Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919).

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone". ( Wikipedia)

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You Never Can Tell By Ella Wheeler Wilcox, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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You never can tell when you send a word,
Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
Just where it may chance to go!
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend,
Tipped with its poison or balm;
To a stranger’s heart in life’s great mart,
It may carry its pain or its calm.

You never can tell when you do an act
Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
In God’s productive soil.
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
With shelter for those who toil.

You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe—
Each thing must create its kind;
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.

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Post Posted:: December 3rd, 2017, 4:57 pm 

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I'll start:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/nevertell_wilcox_vb_128kb.mp3 1:41

(For the intro I used what I think you will fix yours into)

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Post Posted:: December 3rd, 2017, 5:32 pm 
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Thanks tovarisch, we have a 3 year old house guest this weekend, so that post was rushed. :roll:

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Post Posted:: December 4th, 2017, 1:19 pm 

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David-

I'm next-

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/nevertell_wilcox_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:19

It is odd how the smallest people can fill up the most time and space. :D

No more luck with Hattie Howard. I did find some school records for Harry Howard though, the young fellow on the frontispiece, I think. It appears he was a good student in Hartford in those days, receiving a number of awards.

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Post Posted:: December 4th, 2017, 6:12 pm 
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Thank you Phil. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: December 5th, 2017, 3:08 pm 

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It's very good of the small person to allow you some time for all this weekly poetry stuff!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/nevertell_wilcox_el_128kb.mp3
(1.38)

Erin


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Post Posted:: December 5th, 2017, 6:37 pm 

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Here's mine at 1:51

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/nevertell_wilcox_bk_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: December 5th, 2017, 8:39 pm 
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Thank you Bruce and Erin. :thumbs: Yes, Erin, I managed to squeeze some time in, in spite of our granddaughter. :P

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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 7:31 am 
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Here's my reading, could someone please listen ? :wink:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/nevertell_wilcox_dl_128kb.mp3
1:35

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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2017, 8:34 am 

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Hi David,

PL Notes:

In the intro, @0:01, I hear "You can never tell", the intro is "You Never Can tell"

@0:10, I hear "You can never tell", the text is "You never can tell"

@0:36, I hear "You can never tell", the text is "You never can tell"

@1:00, I hear "You can never tell", the text is "You never can tell"

Otherwise, it's a great reading! :clap:

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 4:25 am 

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Here's mine:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/nevertell_wilcox_gb_128kb.mp3

...with a length of 1:39. Thanks a lot,

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 12:40 pm 
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Thank you Garth. :thumbs:

Here is my redo..
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/nevertell_wilcox_dl_128kb.mp3
1:31
(@tovarisch - sorry for the senior moments there)

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 12:51 pm 

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PL OK, David! :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 10:22 pm 

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Here's mine at 1:30:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/nevertell_wilcox_lah_128kb.mp3

David, I did the same thing you did! I had to keep repeating the 'you never can tell'
because I kept saying 'you can never tell.' :lol:

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Post Posted:: December 9th, 2017, 5:57 am 

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Here's my reading:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/nevertell_wilcox_alp_128kb.mp3
1:22

"C'est la vie,say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell." - Chuck Berry

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