COMPLETE Satires and Profanities by James Thomson - ck

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Post by Carolin » March 18th, 2012, 1:21 am

Satires and Profanities by James Thomson (1834-1882).
With a preface by G. W. Foote (1850-1915)


This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on the catalog page for this project: http://librivox.org/satires-and-profanities-by-james-thomson/
"Believing as I do that James Thomson is, since Shelley, the most brilliant genius who has wielded a pen in the service of Freethought, I take a natural pride and pleasure in rescuing the following articles from burial in the great mausoleum of the periodical press. There will doubtless be a diversity of opinion as to their value. One critic, for instance, has called “The Story of a Famous Old Jewish Firm” a witless squib; but, on the other hand, the late Professor Clifford considered it a piece of exquisite mordant satire worthy of Swift. Such differences are inevitable from the very nature of the subject. Satire, more than any other form of composition, rouses antipathy where it does not command applause; and the greater the satire, the more intense are the feelings it excites." (G. W. Foote in his Preface)
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » March 18th, 2012, 5:01 am

Hi

May I please claim Section 09 The Swinburne Controversy, a subject close to my heart. :)

Best
Martin

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Post by JohanLiebert » March 18th, 2012, 5:06 am

Hi Carolin!

May I DPL for this project?
April Gonzales :D
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Marie Antoinette & the Downfall of Royalty

I will not be around the forums for quite a time but I'll log-in whenever there's time. Please PM me if you need to talk with me. Thanks!

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Post by Carolin » March 18th, 2012, 5:08 am

certainly martin, thanks for claiming,

and thanks april, welcome to this project, i hope you will enjoy it :D

CK

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Post by rkilmer » March 18th, 2012, 9:42 pm

I would like to read section 3.

Thanks

Richard
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Post by Carolin » March 18th, 2012, 10:14 pm

thanks richard! i hope you will enjoy it :)

ill sign myself up for the preface.

CK

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » March 19th, 2012, 2:48 am

Hi

Section 09 awaits my editing, but could also please put me down for Section 20, a bracing rant that really needs saying?

Cheers
Martin

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Post by Carolin » March 19th, 2012, 3:19 am

sure martin, thanks for claiming :D

CK

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Post by Carolin » March 19th, 2012, 3:21 am

since the articles stand on their own instead of making a book, i moved us to readers wanted: short works :)

CK

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Post by NoelBadrian » March 19th, 2012, 2:27 pm

Hi,
Could I have Section 12 please.
Noel
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Post by Carolin » March 19th, 2012, 10:54 pm

certainly noel, thanks!

CK

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Post by JohanLiebert » March 20th, 2012, 12:48 am

Hi Carolin!

I would like to claim section 22 please.
April Gonzales :D
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Marie Antoinette & the Downfall of Royalty

I will not be around the forums for quite a time but I'll log-in whenever there's time. Please PM me if you need to talk with me. Thanks!

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Post by Carolin » March 20th, 2012, 1:24 am

thanks for claiming, april!

CK

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Post by ref » March 20th, 2012, 7:25 am

I'd like to read section 8, please!

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Post by Carolin » March 20th, 2012, 7:48 am

thanks rhonda :D

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