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Post by Carolin » June 20th, 2017, 1:26 am

Poems by John Clare (1793 - 1864).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/poems-by-john-clare/
John Clare was a working-class English poet, best known for his poetic descriptions of the English Countryside. He is also one of the few popular poets of the 19th century, who, after being largely forgotten for years after their deaths, is being rediscovered in our time. This is a selection of John Clare's poems, suitable as an introduction into his work for those who do not know him. Readers who already did know Clare may also like this collection, however, as it also contains a number of poems that are not quite so well-known. ( Carolin)
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      "[Poem title], by John Clare, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name] or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
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Post by Carolin » June 25th, 2017, 5:47 am

concerning the biography:
[*]DURING recording:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
START of recording (Intro)
  • "Biography and Comment, part [number]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
  • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Say:
    "Poems by John Clare. Biography and Comment by Norman Gale, part [number]."

END of recording
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of part [number]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"

There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
part 1
please read until
Mr. Taylor’s were not as Mr. Twopenny’s eyes. He knew diamonds when he saw them, even though a polisher had not exerted his craft upon them.

part 2
please start at
Before proceeding to describe the effect made on the public by the appearance of “Poems descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery,” it will be necessary to revert for a moment to the affairs of love.
and read until
Although several editors of those elegant annuals which were then so much in favour had asked Clare to assist in making their sugary volumes attractive, they were by no means quick to send him the money he had earned. He had only his annuity and a few shillings gained by doing odd jobs for the farmers of the neighbourhood. At this juncture Patty bore him a third child.

part 3
please start at
In 1828 Clare went to London again at the invitation of Mrs. Emmerson, and it was then that he discovered how completely the “Shepherd’s Calendar” had failed to stir the interest of the public.
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Post by adonis » June 25th, 2017, 5:58 am

I'd like to claim I Am! Yet What I Am when it appears. (Shades of Neil Diamond.) Ir should be the last poem in the book but it's not in the Magic Window yet.

Sincerely,
Tony Addison.

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Post by Carolin » June 25th, 2017, 6:00 am

thank you tony for kicking us off!

a dpl is also most welcome :D
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Post by Carolin » June 25th, 2017, 1:25 pm

Lets move over to readers wanted :)
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Post by brucek » July 16th, 2017, 7:37 am

I would like to claim Sections 4, 40, 41, 42, 43 and 50.

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Post by Carolin » July 16th, 2017, 2:40 pm

Thank you bruce!
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Post by Carolin » July 24th, 2017, 7:17 am

thank you bruce!
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Post by NemoR » July 24th, 2017, 3:19 pm

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Post by Carolin » July 25th, 2017, 12:13 am

thank you so much nemo :)
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Post by brucek » July 25th, 2017, 9:07 am

Thanks for the fast turnaround Nemo and Carolin.

I would like to claim Sections 1, 20, 31 and 34.

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Post by Carolin » July 25th, 2017, 10:16 am

Thank you bruce :thumbs:
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Post by damla2001tr » July 26th, 2017, 4:00 am

I would like to claim 7, 9, 15, 45, please.

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Post by adonis » July 26th, 2017, 9:57 am

Section 51 - I am what I am.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/poems_51_clare_128kb.mp3

Length: 2:03

Thank you for your time.
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