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Post by earthcalling » November 23rd, 2007, 11:57 pm

Elegiac Sonnets and Other Poems, by Charlotte Turner Smith. (1749-1806)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/elegiac-sonnets-and-other-poems-by-charlotte-turner-smith/

This is a duet by earthcalling and Cori, who will resist the temptation to record until after November.
Charlotte Turner Smith (1749 – 1806) was an English poet and novelist. She initiated a revival of the English sonnet, helped establish the conventions of Gothic fiction, and wrote political novels of sensibility.

It was in 1784, in debtor's prison with her husband Benjamin, that she wrote and published her first work, Elegiac Sonnets. The work achieved instant success, allowing Charlotte to pay for their release from prison. Smith's sonnets helped initiate a revival of the form and granted an aura of respectability to her later novels.

Stuart Curran, the editor of Smith's poems, has written that Smith is "the first poet in England whom in retrospect we would call Romantic". She helped shape the "patterns of thought and conventions of style" for the period. Romantic poet William Wordsworth was the most affected by her works. He said of Smith in the 1830s that she was "a lady to whom English verse is under greater obligations than are likely to be either acknowledged or remembered". By the second half of the nineteenth century, however, Smith was largely forgotten. (Summary by David Barnes)
Text source: http://digital.lib.ucdavis.edu/projects/bwrp/Works/SmitCElegi.htm

Author wikipage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Turner_Smith


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Short disclaimer: "[poem title] by Charlotte Turner Smith, read for LibriVox.org by [reader]." ....... "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain."

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Track: xxx - Poem title
Author: Charlotte Turner Smith
Album: Elegiac Sonnets and Other Poems

filenames: elegiacsonnets_xxx_smith.mp3
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Post by earthcalling » November 24th, 2007, 12:00 am

As soon as I posted this, I thought: "Hang on.........!!"

You've got to laugh, haven't you?

Mothballed till next weekend.

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Post by Cori » November 24th, 2007, 1:36 am

*grins* Looking forward to it then.
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Post by earthcalling » December 7th, 2007, 5:18 am

There we are, all set up and divvied up.

As a special treat, you get:-

Sonnet LXX. On being cautioned against walking on a Headland overlooking the Sea, because it was frequented by a Lunatic

You can't say fairer than that, can you?

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Post by Cori » December 7th, 2007, 7:18 am

:D And you get the closing Ode to Death ... Peter will be jealous.
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Post by Starlite » December 8th, 2007, 6:46 am

earthcalling wrote:I can't work under these conditions!!

http://librivox.earthcallingdavid.com/db/jessiestrikes.mp3
Best to make sure kitty is fed before attempting recording! :lol:
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Post by Cori » January 13th, 2008, 4:18 pm

I've started work on these and have a few to upload -- where would you like them, David..? I'm guessing not in the Dec uploader where your first ones are -- but in your MC folder, or a separate project one, or on the ec-server..?

Now to overcome my newly-discovered ability to plosive just about any consonent in the versions I *won't* be uploading. Except R, since I still pwonounce that badly-but-softly. :roll:
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Post by puffin1 » January 14th, 2008, 8:38 pm

Cori, for what it's worth, you have a beautiful voice. And from what I can tell in California, the poshest accents in Britain don't bother pronouncing Rs at all, so what's the diff? You sound like all the others to me.

Good thing these are elegies. If it was love poetry, I'd melt between the two of you. :wink:
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Post by Starlite » January 15th, 2008, 4:35 am

puffin1 wrote:Cori, for what it's worth, you have a beautiful voice. And from what I can tell in California, the poshest accents in Britain don't bother pronouncing Rs at all, so what's the diff? You sound like all the others to me.

Good thing these are elegies. If it was love poetry, I'd melt between the two of you. :wink:
It is a wonderful paring of voices isn't it!! :D

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Post by Cori » January 15th, 2008, 1:57 pm

:oops: Thankyou, thankyou! So, do we have any offers of prooflistening, then..? :D

I've made a new folder on your server, David, for the moment, but am happy to move the files to wherever it's most convenient to have them.
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Post by puffin1 » January 16th, 2008, 11:00 am

So, do we have any offers of prooflistening, then..?
Yes, I will PL this. :) What level do you want?
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Post by earthcalling » January 16th, 2008, 11:50 am

Top job, Cori!

I've started preferring the uploader, and having project files within the ec folder. Trying to be anal about it, I'm even making back-ups... Haven't set up a folder for this yet, though.

Leave yours where they are, but next time upload to the uploader. Uploadingly.

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Post by earthcalling » January 16th, 2008, 11:51 am

puffin1 wrote:
So, do we have any offers of prooflistening, then..?
Yes, I will PL this. :) What level do you want?
Somewhere between adulation and melting, please. That's about level 9, I think. :D

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Post by puffin1 » January 16th, 2008, 12:22 pm

earthcalling wrote:
puffin1 wrote:
So, do we have any offers of prooflistening, then..?
Yes, I will PL this. :) What level do you want?
Somewhere between adulation and melting, please. That's about level 9, I think. :D
Be careful what you ask for - I can lay it on pretty thick.
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