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Post by aradlaw » December 25th, 2016, 9:17 pm

A Late Good Night by Robert F. Murray (1863 - 1894).

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Much is written about success and failure in the career of literature, about the reasons which enable one man to reach the front, and another to earn his livelihood, while a third, in appearance as likely as either of them, fails and, perhaps, faints by the way. Mr. R. F. Murray, the author of The Scarlet Gown, was among those who do not attain success, in spite of qualities which seem destined to ensure it, and who fall out of the ranks. To him, indeed, success and the rewards of this world, money, and praise, did by no means seem things to be snatched at. To him success meant earning by his pen the very modest sum which sufficed for his wants, and the leisure necessary for serious essays in poetry. Fate denied him even this, in spite of his charming natural endowment of humour, of tenderness, of delight in good letters, and in nature. He died young; he was one of those whose talent matures slowly, and he died before he came into the full possession of his intellectual kingdom. He had the ambition to excel, αίεν αριστευειν, as the Homeric motto of his University runs, and he was on the way to excellence when his health broke down. He lingered for two years and passed away. (introductory MEMOIR by ANDREW LANG to 'ROBERT F. MURRAY (author of the scarlet gown) HIS POEMS'. )
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A Late Good Night by Robert F. Murray , read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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My lamp is out, my task is done,
And up the stair with lingering feet
I climb. The staircase clock strikes one.
Good night, my love! good night, my sweet!

My solitary room I gain.
A single star makes incomplete
The blackness of the window pane.
Good night, my love! good night, my sweet!

Dim and more dim its sparkle grows,
And ere my head the pillows meet,
My lids are fain themselves to close.
Good night, my love! good night, my sweet!

My lips no other words can say,
But still they murmur and repeat
To you, who slumber far away,
Good night, my love! good night, my sweet!


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Post by tovarisch » December 26th, 2016, 6:33 am

tovarisch
  • 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 » December 26th, 2016, 7:31 am

Thank you tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » December 26th, 2016, 2:50 pm

Here's my reading, if someone could please take a listen :wink:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lategoodnight_murray_dl_128kb.mp3
1:09
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Post by tovarisch » December 26th, 2016, 5:16 pm

PL OK, David. :thumbs:
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Post by mdatcher » December 26th, 2016, 7:08 pm


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Post by aradlaw » December 27th, 2016, 8:15 am

Thank you Matthew. :thumbs:
(and thanks for the PL tovarisch)
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Post by fshort » December 27th, 2016, 8:01 pm

Florence Short
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Post by aradlaw » December 28th, 2016, 5:33 am

Thank you Florence. :thumbs:
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Post by WiltedScribe » December 28th, 2016, 4:56 pm

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Post by stoogeswoman » December 28th, 2016, 5:29 pm

Here's mine:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lategoodnight_murray_cal_128kb.mp3 1 min 12.737 sec / 1.14 KB

( Couldn't help thinking about Carrie Fisher, and her mother Debbie Reynolds, while reading this ... :cry: )

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Post by voicebeforethevoid » December 28th, 2016, 6:24 pm

What a great poem. Thanks for selecting it.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lategoodnight_murray_vbv_128kb.mp3
2:19

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Post by aradlaw » December 28th, 2016, 8:11 pm

Thank you Tomas and Christine. :thumbs:

Welcome to LibriVox VBV, good first reading. :clap:

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Post by brucek » December 29th, 2016, 9:51 am


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Post by aradlaw » December 29th, 2016, 11:53 am

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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