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Post by williamjones » April 23rd, 2019, 11:00 am

Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616).

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A perennial Shakespeare favorite. The sober, almost depressed beginning ends with the sun shining through. Here is a playful video performance, a visual treat, by LV member iBeScotty https://youtu.be/5WEdVfiSoE0
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Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,

Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;

Yet in these thoughts my self almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;

For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.


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Last edited by williamjones on May 4th, 2019, 7:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by aradlaw » April 23rd, 2019, 2:49 pm

There is the MW Bill, reading through the posts in Suggestion Thread I think Michele has sent you info on the Poetry MW. Please let me know if you need help.
I've shortened the filename a bit and cleaned up here and there. :wink:
I also changed the text source to Gutenburg so it is sure to be PD.
I'll leave this in New Projects until you see it. :D
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Post by williamjones » April 23rd, 2019, 6:20 pm

aradlaw wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 2:49 pm
There is the MW Bill, reading through the posts in Suggestion Thread I think Michele has sent you info on the Poetry MW. Please let me know if you need help.
I've shortened the filename a bit and cleaned up here and there. :wink:
I also changed the text source to Gutenburg so it is sure to be PD.
I'll leave this in New Projects until you see it. :D
Many, many thanks, David.
I was wondering where I should look for a Gutenberg source, but I figured that Shakespeare is so well known (and so dead), there'd be no problem. Thanks for doing that.
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Post by k5hsj » April 23rd, 2019, 10:47 pm

Thanks, Bill & David, and Happy Birthday, Will! :birthday:
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet29_shakespeare_wt_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:14

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Post by Foon » April 24th, 2019, 4:24 am

Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


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Post by williamjones » April 24th, 2019, 4:46 am

k5hsj wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 10:47 pm
Thanks, Bill & David, and Happy Birthday, Will! :birthday:
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet29_shakespeare_wt_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:14

Winston
Thanks for breaking the ice with this rich recitation, Will -- and such an appropriate name, too! How could it be other than PL OK!
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Post by williamjones » April 24th, 2019, 4:50 am

Foon wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 4:24 am
Here's mine:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet29_shakespeare_fh_128kb.mp3 1:18
Your reading exudes charm and understanding.
Many thanks.
PL OK!
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Post by msfry » April 24th, 2019, 9:53 am

Thanks David. I'll orient Bill to the MW, and can help him PL as he desires. I think we're ready to leave the Launch Pad.
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Post by aradlaw » April 24th, 2019, 10:17 am

Ooops, forgot to move you guys... bye >>
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » April 24th, 2019, 5:10 pm

Here's mine for this fortnight:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet29_shakespeare_jk_128kb.mp3
1:01

Thank you!!
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Post by msfry » April 24th, 2019, 5:12 pm

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Post by williamjones » April 24th, 2019, 6:36 pm

Bill Jones, Fabled of Story and Song, CC
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{NO WE WON'T !!}

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Post by KevinS » April 25th, 2019, 6:01 am

"E agora, José?"

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Post by williamjones » April 25th, 2019, 6:56 am

Thank you, Kevin.
Right off the bat, your recitation is PL OK!
At first I thought its volume might be too low - but it's just right.
Bill Jones, Fabled of Story and Song, CC
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Post by williamjones » April 25th, 2019, 7:01 am

msfry wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Here's my bootless cry. :roll:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/sonnet29_shakespeare_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:17
Very nice reading, Michele.
Thank you for lending your soft southern tones to this sonnet.
It is, naturally, PL OK!
Bill Jones, Fabled of Story and Song, CC
This year thousands of men will die from stubbornness.
{NO WE WON'T !!}

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