[COMPLETE]History England Volume 1C by David Hume-arb

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Post by katdad » August 24th, 2012, 5:08 pm

History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1C by David Hume (1711 - 1776) -arb .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-history-of-england-from-the-invasion-of-julius-caesar-to-the-revolution-of-1688-volume-1c-by-david-hume/
David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and renown; his historical writing earned his bread and butter. His "The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688", published between 1754 and 1764, was immensely popular and Hume wrote that "the copy-money given me by the booksellers much exceeded any thing formerly known in England; I was become not only independent, but opulent." The six volume work has had numerous editions and is still in print today. David Hume and Thomas Babington Macaulay have frequently been compared as the premier English historians but we don't have to choose because Macaulay begins where Hume leaves off.

This is Volume 1C which covers the reigns of Henry VII to Mary I. (Summary by Richard Carpenter)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you'd like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen. The target completion date for this project is 2012-December-31 .
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): I will provide a link for each section to the text at Google Docs. The entire work is at: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19213/19213-h/19213-h.htm
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Post by uncommon » August 27th, 2012, 12:36 pm

Katdad,

I volunteer for S41 through 50.




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Post by katdad » August 29th, 2012, 8:47 am

Brendan: Sections 40-50 are yours.

Katdad

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Post by engineerdst » August 29th, 2012, 6:57 pm

Can I claim sections 1 through 5 (Chapters 24 and 25)? I have done one previous recording, but it still in-progress, so just in case - use my forum name, engineerdst, for the catalog.

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Post by katdad » August 30th, 2012, 1:43 pm

Welcome to the Hume history project. I have put you down for sections 1-5.

Katdad

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Post by cynm1788 » August 31st, 2012, 3:47 am

Hello, Katdad; hello, Hume!

May I please be assigned [both parts of Chapter 28] Sections 12 and 13?
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Post by CARIAD » August 31st, 2012, 6:48 am

Hi, please may I read Chapter 26 part 1 ?

Many thanks,

Jo

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Post by katdad » August 31st, 2012, 8:06 am

cynm1788 wrote:Hello, Katdad; hello, Hume!

May I please be assigned [both parts of Chapter 28] Sections 12 and 13?
cynm1788: Welcome to the Hume history project. I have put you down for sections 12-13.

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Post by katdad » August 31st, 2012, 8:12 am

CARIAD wrote:Hi, please may I read Chapter 26 part 1 ?

Many thanks,

Jo
Jo: Welcome to the Hume history project. I have put you down for section 6.

Katdad

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Post by cynm1788 » September 1st, 2012, 9:50 am

Thanks for getting my September off to a solid start:

Section: 12 [Ch. 28, 1 of 2]
URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/historyenglandvolume1c_12_hume.mp3
Length: 32:59

This is my first encounter with Hume, and he's ever so much more accessible than my uninformed fears coerced me to imagine. Of course, your prepared [Google Docs] text gave me an additional boost of wysiwyg-based confidence; much obliged!
\\//_ -- cyn
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Post by katdad » September 1st, 2012, 1:37 pm

cyn: Thanks for section 12. I think almost every one who has recorded a section of Hume's history has enjoyed him. I'm happy the Google Docs were helpful to you.

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Post by cynm1788 » September 3rd, 2012, 1:59 am

First order of business, the source of many good feelings:

Section: 13 [Ch. 28, 2 of 2]
URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/historyenglandvolume1c_13_hume.mp3
Length: 34:00

Then, on a most personal note, my meaning here may have been somewhat deflected:
Katdad wrote:I'm happy the Google Docs were helpful to you.
What I appreciate is the section-specific script, and the trouble taken to prepare it. I am not at present supportive of Google Docs, because it [or even I.T.] was first unsupportive of my most basic text-related functionality need. For pertinent example:

"Please copy the file name and tag info from here rather than typing them . It prevents errors."

More often than not, my Mac will not copy from a Google Docs document, so I keep selecting the target, over and over, sometimes in parts, until, finally, I've tricked the beasties out of their innate refusal to cooperate. It's a trade-off, the way I philosophize past my aggravation, and I'd rather have The Script from which to read than not. And I go on to imagine that it is some sort of Mac-specific defect, perhaps even de-bugged as of the very latest OS [Mountain Lion to my Snow Leopard]. End of minirant.
\\//_ -- cyn
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"Here, this is not my doctrine, 'tis my study;"

"Word of the day"

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Post by annise » September 3rd, 2012, 2:20 am

I didn't know the mac had problems with google docs, maybe there is a work around - I will ask an iPerson :D

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Post by katdad » September 3rd, 2012, 8:09 am

cyn: Thank you for section 13. I'm sorry that you are having problems with the Google Docs. I also use a Mac and I haven't had that problem. I was able to copy the sentence you referenced and paste it into a word processing document. I use Mountain Lion, but didn't have a problem with Lion. I'm don't remember any problems with Snow Leopard but I'm not sure. I usually copy the entire script into a "Pages" document so that I can adjust the spacing and fonts to make it easier for me to read from. Maybe this would help you.

There is a known problem with Google Docs on an iOS device such as an iPad or iPhone. Those devices don't support Adobe's "Flash" player that the docs require so they won't display.

Katdad

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Post by cynm1788 » September 3rd, 2012, 1:03 pm

annise wrote:I will ask an iPerson :D
Check out how lucky "we" got:
katdad wrote:I also use a Mac and I haven't had that problem. [...] I use Mountain Lion [...] There is a known problem with [...] Adobe's "Flash"
If it isn't java, it's flash, the twin banes of my virtual existence {o just ignore me}. Less insipidly, thanks for providing me with additional motivation to upgrade. I bought my Mac Mini with plain ol' Leopard, and when they added the Snow, I just bit down hard and risked it...and it worked, much to my cynical astonishment. I've been unpleasantly distracted with Other Things for the past couple of years, and since the biggest challenge to confront my computer came about when Amazon started streaming movies-'n'-stuff, well...like I typed, "thanks for providing me with additional motivation to upgrade". :thumbs:
\\//_ -- cyn
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"Here, this is not my doctrine, 'tis my study;"

"Word of the day"

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