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Post by aradlaw » September 8th, 2016, 9:34 am

The Usher's Charge by W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911).

Following the Server Recovery Plan, this project is now complete!
All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as the Savoy operas) produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. The most famous of these include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The Mikado.
In 1890, Gilbert produced Songs of a Savoyard, (the source of this Weekly Poem), a volume of sixty-nine detached lyrics from the Savoy Operas, each with a new title, and some of them slightly reworded to account for the changed context. ( Wikipedia)
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The Usher's Charge by W. S. Gilbert, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
Then read the poem:
Now, Jurymen, hear my advice -
All kinds of vulgar prejudice
I pray you set aside:
With stern judicial frame of mind -
From bias free of every kind,
This trial must be tried!

Oh, listen to the plaintiff's case:
Observe the features of her face -
The broken-hearted bride!
Condole with her distress of mind -
From bias free of every kind,
This trial must be tried!

And when amid the plaintiff's shrieks,
The ruffianly defendant speaks -
Upon the other side;
What HE may say you need not mind -
From bias free of every kind,
This trial must be tried!


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Post by Claire » September 11th, 2016, 3:59 pm


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Post by aradlaw » September 11th, 2016, 4:48 pm

Thank you Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » September 13th, 2016, 1:27 am

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/usherscharge_gilbert_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:24

Take care,

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Post by aradlaw » September 13th, 2016, 12:07 pm

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
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Post by jasonb » September 13th, 2016, 4:03 pm

Regards,
Jason (back) in Canada

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Post by aradlaw » September 13th, 2016, 7:31 pm

Thank you Jason and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by LenXZ1 » October 15th, 2016, 10:29 am

Here is my nearly belated plea in this case:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/usherscharge_gilbert_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:18

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Post by tovarisch » October 15th, 2016, 10:59 am

Sorry Len, I think that ship had sailed before the calamity, of which you can read here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=62481
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  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » October 15th, 2016, 7:01 pm

No problems Len, I've retrieved the missing files, added yours and re cataloged the project following the Server Recovery Plan :)

This project is now complete! (for the second time)
All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
https://librivox.org/the-ushers-charge-by-w-s-gilbert/
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