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Post by aradlaw » October 29th, 2016, 8:51 am

The Twilight Hour by Susanna Moodie (1803 - 1885).

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Susanna Moodie was an English-born Canadian author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada, which was a British colony at the time. Her letters and journals contain valuable information about life in the colony. She observed life in what was then the backwoods of Ontario, including native customs, the climate, the wildlife, relations between the Canadian population and recent American settlers.
Moodie wrote of the trials and tribulations she found as a "New Canadian", rather than the advantages to be had in the colony. She claimed that her intention was not to discourage immigrants but to prepare people like herself, raised in relative wealth and with no prior experience as farmers, for what life in Canada would be like. She lived to see Canadian Confederation. (1867) ( Wikipedia)
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The Twilight Hour by Susanna Moodie, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Slowly I dawn on the sleepless eye,
Like a dreaming thought of eternity;
But darkness hangs on my misty vest,
Like the shade of care on the sleeper's breast;
A light that is felt—but dimly seen,
Like hope that hangs life and death between;
And the weary watcher will sighing say,
"Lord, I thank thee! 'twill soon be day;"
The lingering night of pain is past,
Morning breaks in the east at last.

Mortal!—thou mayst see in me
A type of feeble infancy,—
A dim, uncertain, struggling ray,
The promise of a future day!


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Post by GregGiordano » November 2nd, 2016, 3:20 am

Here is my contribution to this project:


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/twilighthour_moodie_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:19

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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2016, 6:57 am

Thank you Lee Ann, Greg and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 4th, 2016, 6:34 am

Thank you Maria. :D
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Post by aradlaw » November 4th, 2016, 6:53 pm

Here's my reading, could someone please give a listen.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/twilighthour_moodie_dl_128kb.mp3
1:08
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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 4th, 2016, 6:59 pm

Only one very small word added in your reading, David, where you said "in between" instead of just "between". Up to you whether you think that makes any difference. If not, then PL OK!

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Post by aradlaw » November 4th, 2016, 7:17 pm

Thanks Maria, edited version uploaded. :)
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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 4th, 2016, 8:08 pm

aradlaw wrote:Thanks Maria, edited version uploaded. :)
Spot-checked and PL OK!

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Post by robinlamb » November 4th, 2016, 11:08 pm

Here is my recording of the poem. https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/twilighthour_moodie_rl_128kb.mp3 Length 0:49. Thanks.

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Post by WiltedScribe » November 5th, 2016, 5:49 pm

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Post by aradlaw » November 5th, 2016, 6:37 pm

Thank you Robin and Tomas. :thumbs:
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