COMPLETE The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol.4 by Boswell -ck

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Post by mrwemmick » March 14th, 2013, 10:08 am

Carolin

I would like to claim Section 8 and 9

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Post by Carolin » March 14th, 2013, 10:26 am

thank you very much, peter!
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Post by Caeristhiona » March 14th, 2013, 11:56 am

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Post by kathrinee » March 14th, 2013, 1:46 pm

I had no problems downloading the sections now :) PL section 3 OK

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Post by rellwood » March 14th, 2013, 10:13 pm

Good, and thanks for the 1-minute test suggestion. I passed the test and now present you with section 7:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/samueljohnson4_07_boswell.mp3

The length is 26:25.

I also volunteer to read section 10. I'm such a fan of Samuel Johnson's, how can I resist?

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Post by Carolin » March 14th, 2013, 11:08 pm

thank you kathrine for pl'ing :thumbs:

and thanks richard and caeristhiona for claiming :D
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Post by rellwood » March 15th, 2013, 12:15 am

Here is section 10, recorded:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/samueljohnson4_10_boswell.mp3
Length: 24:37.

I first became interested in Johnson when I read this poem about him and his cat:

Burly and big, his books among,
Good Samuel Johnson sat,
With frowning brows and wig askew,
His snuff-strewn waistcoat far from new;
So stern and menacing his air,
That neither Black Sam,
nor the maid
To knock or interrupt him dare;
Yet close beside him, unafraid,
Sat Hodge, the cat.

"This participle," the Doctor wrote,
"The modern scholar cavils at,
But," - even as he penned the word,
A soft, protesting note was heard;
The Doctor fumbled with his pen,
The dawning thought took wings and flew,
The sound repeated, come again,
It was a faint, reminding "Mew!"
From Hodge, the cat...

The Dictionary was laid down,
The Doctor tied his vast cravat,
And down the buzzing street he strode,
Taking an often-trodden road,
And halted at a well-known stall:
"Fishmonger," spoke the Doctor gruff,
"Give me six oysters, that is all;
Hodge knows when he has had enough,
Hodge is my cat."

Then home; puss dined and while in sleep
he chased a visionary rat,
His master sat him down again,
Rewrote his page, renibbed his pen;
Each "i" was dotted, each "t" was crossed,
He labored on for all to read,
Nor deemed that time was waste or lost
Spent in supplying the small need
Of Hodge, the cat.

The dear old Doctor! Fierce of mien,
Untidy, arbitrary, fat,
What gentle thought his name enfold!
So generous of his scanty gold.
So quick to love, so hot to scorn,
Kind to all sufferers under heaven,
A tend'rer despot ne'er was born;
His big heart held a corner, even
For Hodge, the cat.

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Post by Carolin » March 15th, 2013, 1:14 am

thank you richard!

i have never come across johnsons cat so far... :hmm:
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Post by kathrinee » March 15th, 2013, 1:17 pm

Hi

PL section 04 is OK :)

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Post by barbara2 » March 16th, 2013, 5:02 pm

Carolin,

I have uploaded Section 6:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/samueljohnson4_06_boswell.mp3

MB 29.7
M:S 32:30

Now I'd like to claim Sections 11, 12 and 13.


Best,

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Post by Carolin » March 16th, 2013, 11:59 pm

thank you kathrine!

would you like to stick to this project and be the dpl? you dont have to, of course, but you seem to be interested :)
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Post by Carolin » March 16th, 2013, 11:59 pm

and of course thank you barbara!
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Post by mrwemmick » March 17th, 2013, 6:46 am

Carolin

Here is Section 08

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ck/samueljohnson4_08_boswell.mp3

duration 24:02

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Post by kathrinee » March 17th, 2013, 11:37 am

Carolin wrote:thank you kathrine!

would you like to stick to this project and be the dpl? you dont have to, of course, but you seem to be interested :)

Sorry, I don't think I can committ to that - too many other things going on - but I'll hang around and keep PL-ing when I can as long you don't have a DPL :)

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Post by Carolin » March 18th, 2013, 8:24 am

no problem, kathrine.

and thanks a lot, peter!
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