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Post by aradlaw » May 11th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Inscription For A Stone by William Cowper (1731 - 1800).

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INSCRIPTION FOR A STONE
Erected at the sowing of a grove of oaks at Chillington, the Seat of T. Giffard, Esq, 1790 (Poem Title)
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Inscription For A Stone, Erected at the sowing of a grove of oaks at Chillington, the Seat of T. Giffard, Esq, 1790 by William Cowper, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Other stones the era tell
When some feeble mortal fell;
I stand here to date the birth
Of these hardy sons of earth.
Which shall longest brave the sky,
Storm and frost—these oaks or I?
Pass an age or two away,
I must moulder and decay,
But the years that crumble me
Shall invigorate the tree,
Spread its branch, dilate its size,
Lift its summit to the skies.
Cherish honour, virtue, truth,
So shalt thou prolong thy youth.
Wanting these, however fast
Man be fix'd and form'd to last,
He is lifeless even now,
Stone at heart, and cannot grow.


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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 12th, 2019, 4:50 pm

Campbell
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Post by aradlaw » May 12th, 2019, 8:26 pm

Thank you Graham and Campbell. :thumbs:
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Post by NarratorJ » May 13th, 2019, 6:22 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/inscription_cowper_nj_128kb.mp3
(1:15.08)
As this is my first contribution, please credit NarratorJ

Also, welcome any constructive criticism.
Thanks
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Post by KevinS » May 13th, 2019, 6:36 am

E agora, José?

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Post by aradlaw » May 13th, 2019, 11:59 am

Thank you, good first reading NarratorJ :thumbs:

Thanks Kevin, you have a mis-read you may wish to correct, at 0:43 you say "Spreading its branch.."
text reads "Spread its branch.." :)
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Post by KevinS » May 13th, 2019, 12:43 pm

aradlaw wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 11:59 am
Thanks Kevin, you have a mis-read you may wish to correct, at 0:43 you say "Spreading its branch.."
text reads "Spread its branch.." :)
Fixed. Thank you!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/inscription_cowper_ks_128kb.mp3

1:13
E agora, José?

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Post by aradlaw » May 13th, 2019, 12:50 pm

Thank you for the edit Kevin, now PL OK. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » May 13th, 2019, 1:55 pm

Here's my reading, could someone please PL ?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/inscription_cowper_dl_128kb.mp3
1:17
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Post by KevinS » May 13th, 2019, 2:04 pm

aradlaw wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Here's my reading, could someone please PL ?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/inscription_cowper_dl_128kb.mp3
1:17
Sounds fine, though I heard not 'So shalt thou,' but 'So shall thou.' That's a small matter, though.
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Post by aradlaw » May 13th, 2019, 6:29 pm

Thank you Kevin, edited file has been uploaded.
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Post by KevinS » May 14th, 2019, 2:43 am

aradlaw wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Thank you Kevin, edited file has been uploaded.
Sounds great.
E agora, José?

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