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Post by Sue Anderson » March 10th, 2019, 4:53 pm

Talking about "popularity," the number of downloads listed by archive.org for our latest volume of the Short Nonfiction ollection look amazing (18,000 and climbing). https://archive.org/details/nonfiction063_1903_librivox.

My first reaction to this was to think either archive.org's counter is "off" or SNF has been "discovered." I looked around a bit on the net and discovered vol. 63 of SNF has been featured on an app called PlayerFM ("Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers."). I punched "play" and Availle reading "Audience" came in loud and clear. Does anybody know about this app?

Whether the numbers for vol 63 SNF are accurate or not, I have no idea, but let's hope they are!

https://player.fm/series/internet-archive-collection-librivoxaudio/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-063

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Post by QuakerWoodworker » March 10th, 2019, 5:00 pm

Glad to hear it, Criag. Yes, I feel that Hearn has such a distinctive literary voice. Bob

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Post by soupy » March 10th, 2019, 5:37 pm

Looking forward to more from you Bob :)

The short nonfiction is on youtube too Sue

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Short+Nonfiction+Collection%2C+Vol.+

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Post by silverquill » March 11th, 2019, 12:35 am

Well, I usually miss contributing to these because I'm full up with group projects, but this just popped up on Gutenberg, having been published in 1923, and I thought it would be perfect for this collection.

Where have all the statesmen gone?

The Road away from Revolution by Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59019

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf064_roadaway_wilson_lcw_128kb.mp3 7:00

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 11th, 2019, 5:09 am

silverquill wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 12:35 am
Well, I usually miss contributing to these because I'm full up with group projects, but this just popped up on Gutenberg, having been published in 1923, and I thought it would be perfect for this collection.

Where have all the statesmen gone?

The Road away from Revolution by Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59019

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf064_roadaway_wilson_lcw_128kb.mp3 7:00
Hi Silverquill, Glad you caught up with us! :) What a powerful comment on the times by Woodrow Wilson!

"In these doubtful and anxious days, when all the world is at unrest and, look which way you will, the road ahead seems darkened by shadows which portend dangers of many kinds, it is only common prudence that we should look about us and attempt to assess the causes of distress and the most likely means of removing them."

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Post by soupy » March 11th, 2019, 5:36 pm

The Road away from Revolution by Woodrow Wilson is PLOK :thumbs:

Its funny that Wilson thought America was a democracy.

I pledge allegiance to the flag and to the democracy for wihich it stands :D

Craig

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Post by silverquill » March 12th, 2019, 8:58 am

Here's another short presidential speech:

Day of Infamy Speech by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21805

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf064_infamy_roosevelt_lcw_128kb.mp3 4:09

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 12th, 2019, 9:16 am

silverquill wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:58 am
Here's another short presidential speech:

Day of Infamy Speech by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)
Thank you, Silverquill! :)

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Post by soupy » March 12th, 2019, 6:34 pm

Thanks again Silverquill. PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 12th, 2019, 8:59 pm

soupy wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Meditation (from The Familiar Letters of James Howell)
by James Howell 1594-1666

Craig
Thanks, Craig! :) I'll PL this tomorrow!

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 13th, 2019, 7:41 am

soupy wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Meditation (from The Familiar Letters of James Howell)
by James Howell 1594-1666


Craig
Hi Craig, What a lively letter from James Howell! :) "Looking upon [the herd of Kine] quietly grazing up and down, I fell to consider that the Flesh which is daily dish'd upon our Tables is but concocted grass, which is recarnified in our stomachs, and transmuted to another flesh."

You come up with some most interesting writers. After reading the Wikipedia bio of Howell, I looked up his Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101037070743;view=1up;seq=833, and before I knew it my morning coffee had gone cold, as I dug into his collection of proverbs.

"In an ocean of Newes, scarce a drop of Truth"

A starr twinkleth most in winter, so a wiseman in Adversity.

Who eats toasted cheese at supper maketh his mouth a mouse-trapp.


PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by QuakerWoodworker » March 13th, 2019, 9:45 am

Hi, here is my second contribution for SNC064.

Monitions on the Flight of Time
Samuel Johnson

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/12050/pg12050-images.html

URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf064_monitionsflighttime_johnson_qw_128kb.mp3

Duration: 6:56

To get to the text easily, you might want to do a word search for its first words:
< The natural advantages which arise >

Thank you!

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Post by soupy » March 13th, 2019, 11:29 am

Thanks Sue - I've been looking through his 6 volumes of letters - he has quite a few sayings of ... that he references.

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 13th, 2019, 12:16 pm

QuakerWoodworker wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 9:45 am
Hi, here is my second contribution for SNC064.

Monitions on the Flight of Time
Samuel Johnson

Thank you!
Bob, Thanks for this selection from Samuel Johnson! :) Good advice!

"So little do we accustom ourselves to consider the effects of time, that things necessary and certain often surprise us like unexpected contingencies."

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