SOLO Prayers and Meditations by Samuel Johnson - lny

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StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » May 4th, 2020, 10:56 am

Prayers and Meditations by Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784).


The private prayers and meditations of Samuel Johnson, published posthumously by George Strahan to whom Johnson had entrusted the manuscripts. Johnson had been writing these down for over forty years. They often show him at his most repentant, melancholy and fragile -- and the book was controversial because of it -- but they also show the goodness, sense and strength which always characterised this great man. ( Steven Watson)
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StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » May 4th, 2020, 11:03 am

Just wanted to note a couple of things... The total section number is a guess -- I will work it out as I go along. There are no sections or chapters in the book. I'm reading from an early edition, because that's my idea of fun...

I'd be very grateful if there is a DPL willing to help me. This is a very beautiful and meaningful work, and I hope that anyone who works with me on it will find it rewarding too.

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Post by silverquill » May 4th, 2020, 11:21 am

i'll take a look at this this evening. May well be interested in joining you as DPL.
~ Larry

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Post by linny » May 4th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Steven,
I can MC this for you. I'll set up your MW.

EDIT: You should be all set now. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Post by StevenWatson » May 4th, 2020, 2:07 pm

Thanks again Linny!

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Post by linny » May 4th, 2020, 2:10 pm

My pleasure. :thumbs:

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Post by StevenWatson » May 7th, 2020, 6:01 am

I've posted the first section. If anyone is interested in prooflistening this book, hopefully this will give a better idea of what to expect (though the early prayers, while of course good, are not among the most interesting).

I have recorded the preface but I'm not sure whether to include it. In some ways I prefer the idea of the prayers and meditations by themselves, without the somewhat apologetic opinions expressed by Strahan.

Generally I've decided not to include footnotes, and am omitting occasional details which interrupt flow (such as transcription date in first prayer).

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Post by StevenWatson » May 7th, 2020, 6:05 am

silverquill wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 11:21 am
i'll take a look at this this evening. May well be interested in joining you as DPL.
Not to pester you silverquill, but in case you were still considering helping as DPL, I've uploaded the first section so that you and other curious PLs can get a better idea of what to expect. Of course if you're not interested or are too busy that's no problem, I quite understand!

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Post by silverquill » May 7th, 2020, 7:35 am

Ah, yes, I saw this morning and have listened to the first section, with great pleasure.
I would be happy to serve as your DPL.

Just a couple of comments.

You will need the full disclaimer on the first recorded section. That can be on the Preface if you decide to include it, which I think would be valuable to have, or would need to appear on this section if it begins the book.

You DO need, however, an "outro" Just say, "End of section one."

Other than that, your recording is perfect.

Looking forward to listening to the remainder. :D
~ Larry

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Post by linny » May 7th, 2020, 8:07 am

Larry added as DPL and we are off to Going Solo! Enjoy!

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Post by StevenWatson » May 7th, 2020, 11:39 am

Excellent, thank you Larry! Will make the corrections tomorrow.

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Post by StevenWatson » May 9th, 2020, 6:02 am

Have fixed Section 1. Have decided that I will include Preface, so the full disclaimer will come there...

Section 2 ready for PL also.

And I have made a provisional list of sections to at least give us some idea of progress. There's quite a few sections, but they will all be fairly short (hopefully 15 minutes maximum).

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Post by silverquill » May 12th, 2020, 7:44 am

Great!

Sections 1 and 2 are PL OK.
~ Larry

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Post by StevenWatson » May 16th, 2020, 9:32 am

Section 3 ready for PL. Thanks again Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 17th, 2020, 10:48 pm

StevenWatson wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 9:32 am
Section 3 ready for PL. Thanks again Larry
PL OK!
~ Larry

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