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Post Posted:: November 12th, 2017, 8:52 am 
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Thanksgiving by Kate Seymour MacLean (1829 - 1916).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/thanksgiving-by-kate-seymour-maclean/

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A tribute to the autumn season, taken from THE COMING OF THE PRINCESS, AND OTHER POEMS (1881) ( David Lawrence)

Each fortnight a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!
This fortnight's poem can be found here.

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Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz

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Thanksgiving by Kate Seymour MacLean, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]

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The Autumn hills are golden at the top,
And rounded as a poet's silver rhyme;
The mellow days are ruby ripe, that drop
One after one into the lap of time.

Dead leaves are reddening in the woodland copse,
And forest boughs a fading glory wear;
No breath of wind stirs in their hazy tops,
Silence and peace are brooding everywhere.

The long day of the year is almost done,
And nature in the sunset musing stands,
Gray-robed, and violet-hooded like a nun,
Looking abroad o'er yellow harvest lands:

O'er tents of orchard boughs, and purple vines
With scarlet flecked, flung like broad banners out
Along the field paths where slow-pacing lines
Of meek-eyed kine obey the herdboy's shout;

Where the tired ploughman his dun oxen turns,
Unyoked, afield, mid dewy grass to stray,
While over all the village church spire burns—
A shaft of flame in the last beams of day.

Empty and folded are her busy hands;
Her corn and wine and oil are safely stored,
As in the twilight of the year she stands,
And with her gladness seems to thank the Lord.

Thus let us rest awhile from toil and care,
In the sweet sabbath of this autumn calm,
And lift our hearts to heaven in grateful prayer,
And sing with nature our thanksgiving psalm.


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Post Posted:: November 12th, 2017, 3:59 pm 
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David,
Here's mine:
2.06 - https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_mas_128kb.mp3
MaryAnn

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Post Posted:: November 12th, 2017, 9:01 pm 

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My attempt:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_vb_128kb.mp3 2:36

Thanks.

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Post Posted:: November 12th, 2017, 9:51 pm 

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And another -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_nr_128kb.mp3

Length is 2:03

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Post Posted:: November 13th, 2017, 1:33 pm 
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Thank you MaryAnn, tovarisch and Nemo. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 13th, 2017, 9:35 pm 

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Here's mine David-

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:51

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Post Posted:: November 14th, 2017, 7:05 am 
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Thank you Phil. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 14th, 2017, 2:58 pm 

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Mine is 2.14:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_el_128kb.mp3
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Post Posted:: November 14th, 2017, 4:28 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_aa_128kb.mp3 (1:54)


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Post Posted:: November 14th, 2017, 9:08 pm 
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Good reading aravagarwal, your volume is a bit low at 86.5 dB, could you amplify and upload please; you may want to edit out the cough at the beginning of the reading. :wink:

Thank you Erin. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 12:24 pm 

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Here's Mine. My first one, after the test. :-o

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_smh_128kb.mp3

Sara


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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 6:12 pm 

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Here's the updated version:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_aa_128kb.mp3 (1:24)

I missed that cough when editing - thanks!


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Post Posted:: November 16th, 2017, 8:39 pm 
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Welcome to LibriVox Sara. :D
Good first reading. :thumbs: ( Please post the file length along with the link (1:52 for this one)) :wink:

*Please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog and if you have one, we can put your personal URL link on your catalog page too.
You can view your brand new LV Catalog page by clicking your forum name in the Magic Window'
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Thanks for the edits aravagarwal, your reading is now PL OK. :D

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Post Posted:: November 17th, 2017, 9:00 am 

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Thank you! I’m having a lot of fun!

Please list me as Meg Dorsett (pseudonym). Are those the initials I should use when I submit stuff?

Thanks again.

—Sara


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Post Posted:: November 17th, 2017, 11:05 am 

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Here's mine at 2:32

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/thanksgiving_maclean_bk_128kb.mp3

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