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Post by Ciufi » July 8th, 2020, 5:05 pm

Yeah, it's hard to say. Looking on it as a (ahem) mature woman, I think it might have been an reasonable choice. But when I was young, I would have been packing my bags for Sweden.

Mon Dieu! I had to read some French for this next section. I did take French all through junior high and high school, but since I graduated in 1974, I think the statute of limitations has long since run out on that one. My apologies if you know what it should really sound like. Section 16 is up.

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Post by LCaulkins » July 14th, 2020, 6:35 am

Oh my goodness! I have zero training in French, and completely destroy it when I try to read it!! :lol:

Section 16 is PL OK :thumbs:

Interesting bit about the blockade at the end.
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Post by Ciufi » July 14th, 2020, 4:09 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 6:35 am

Interesting bit about the blockade at the end.
I thought so too. I have been reading several things set in this time period recently, and it is very interesting to see how they all connect.

Section 17 is up!

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Post by LCaulkins » July 15th, 2020, 9:20 am

Section 17 is PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by Ciufi » July 16th, 2020, 4:40 pm

Thanks! Section 18 is up. Quite a short passage - which suits me, because, try as I did to track them down, many of the author's references eluded me.

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Post by LCaulkins » July 17th, 2020, 11:24 am

Section 18 is PL OK :thumbs:

I didn't know Maria Edgeworth had so many works! We don't have a whole lot in LibriVox yet? Looks like most of what Gutenberg has is in volumes of collections, so that could be part of why we don't have more?
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Post by Ciufi » July 18th, 2020, 12:43 pm

I know! I toy with the idea of recording one, but they aren't really what I like to do.
In this next section (19) , which is now up in the MW, there is an anecdote about Miss Edgeworth saying something to a little girl about her brother in law. I DO NOT GET IT. If you get it, could you explain it to me? :lol:

And now, I am also tacking on section 20, to which I say good riddance. Between background noise and all the damned French, I wrangled with this one. :evil:

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Post by Ciufi » July 22nd, 2020, 3:34 pm

Section 21 is up! :)

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Post by LCaulkins » July 23rd, 2020, 8:19 am

Hi, Ciufi!

Section 19 is PL OK :thumbs:

And, I'm afraid I can't unravel that brother-in-law tale, either! I guess you had to be there . . . in the author's mind. :lol:
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Post by Ciufi » July 27th, 2020, 11:57 am

Just tossed section 22 into the MW - a section without French!! :D

That's the last of Miss Edgeworth's bio - on to Miss Opie. Is it too much to hope that she lives in Mayberry?

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Post by LCaulkins » July 28th, 2020, 6:46 am

Haha!! That would be too fun!
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Post by LCaulkins » July 28th, 2020, 7:31 am

20 and 21 are both PL OK :thumbs: :thumbs:

I'm about to start 22, as well, but - My goodness! The name-dropping Maria Edgeworth could do! Now we add Elizabeth Fry. :!:
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Post by LCaulkins » July 28th, 2020, 7:32 am

Also, I just finished reading "Belinda" - quite enjoyed it.
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Post by LCaulkins » July 28th, 2020, 7:43 am

And 22 is PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by Ciufi » July 30th, 2020, 12:06 pm

Thank you! Section 23 is up!
I think this section can be condensed as, "Mrs Opie must have been a really lovely person to have become so famous, because she wasn't a very good writer." :lol:

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