COMPLETE [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Santa Claus, Kriss Kringle or St. Nicholas by Anonymous - dl

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Post by aradlaw » December 1st, 2018, 3:45 pm

Santa Claus, Kriss Kringle or St. Nicholas by Anonymous ( - 0). Image

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This poem was published in booklet form with illustrations in 1897. ( David Lawrence)
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Santa Claus, Kriss Kringle or St. NIcholas by Anomymous, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
Now I have caught you Santa Claus,
Kriss Kringle or St. Nicholas,
And you must tell me, tell me true.
Which of these names best pleases you'?’'
“ 0-ho ! my pretty little maid.
I’ll answer true, 0-ho !” he said.

MY wife, she often calls me hub,
And, strange to you, sometimes just bub,
No doubt you think me six feet, four,
And that I weigh a ton or more,
But when at home I’m rather small,
Not near so large nor half so tall
As when I visit girls and boys
And load them down with pretty toys.”

SOMETIMES she calls me darling, dear,
'Tis then I’ve nothing harsh to fear.
Again her words come thicker, faster,
They burn me like a mustard plaster.
But I will not repeat the titles
That rasp my ears and chill my vitals.
Enough, I know she’s not to blame.
And that she loves me just the same.”

THE names which you have mentioned, three,
Are what most people give to me.”
He then looked serious and said : —

SOMETIMES it enters my wife’s head,
When we have just a bit of leisure,
To take a little ride for pleasure.
’Tis then when sounds the sleigh bell's jingle
And the frost makes ears and noses tingle,
She coolly calls me 'Sir Kriss Kringle.’”

WHEN Sunday comes, with pious thought
We go to church, there to be taught
The way to live, our duties plain.
'Tis then with sober look, and mein,
As down the aisle we, solemn, pass,
She whispers low, ‘St. Nicholas.’”

BUT when the holidays draw near
And we are busy with good cheer,
And I am loading up my sleigh
With presents for your Christmas Day,
My wife with nimble fingers aiding,
And gentleness her acts pervading,
I’m jolly then, and just because
She calls me ‘dear old Santa Claus.’”

MY story's told, and you have guessed
Which name it is I like the best.”

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Post by aradlaw » December 16th, 2018, 6:19 pm

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » December 19th, 2018, 10:20 am

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:

Odd spelling... where :hmm:
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Post by Veggrower » December 19th, 2018, 12:12 pm

Hi David - it's the word anomymous in the file name, spelt with an 'm' instead of 'n'.

Hope to post my reading soon,

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Post by aradlaw » December 19th, 2018, 2:38 pm

<sigh> another anomymous typo, :? But, all corrected :D
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Post by Michael92 » December 19th, 2018, 6:12 pm


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Post by fshort » December 19th, 2018, 8:39 pm

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Post by aradlaw » December 20th, 2018, 8:10 am

Thank you Florence. :thumbs:

Good reading Michael, but the volume is too low at 85.2 dB, mid reading the volume drops off dramatically.
Could you amplify and upload please ?
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Post by Michael92 » December 20th, 2018, 10:53 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/santaclaus_anonymous_msb_128kb.mp3

Here is my second post fixing the audio. Let me know if there is still an issue
Last edited by Michael92 on December 20th, 2018, 2:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Veggrower » December 20th, 2018, 12:28 pm

Here's mine, with a length of 2:46:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/santaclaus_anonymous_gb_128kb.mp3

Thanks a lot,

Garth

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Post by aradlaw » December 20th, 2018, 2:28 pm

Thanks for the edit Michael, much better.

You should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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Post by RajVO » December 20th, 2018, 9:24 pm

My Project Catalog
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Post by WiltedScribe » December 21st, 2018, 10:55 pm

This one was cute. :mrgreen: Couldn't resist handing it in before Christmas.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/santaclaus_anonymous_tp_128kb.mp3 (2:42)
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