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Post by msfry » July 7th, 2019, 7:11 am

Hope, by William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920).

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A short, vivid seafaring poem that holds out hope for an afterlife, wonderfully crafted by William Dean Howells, an American novelist, literary critic, poet and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters". He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings (Summary by Michele Fry and Wikipedia)
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Hope by William Dean Howells, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
We sailed and sailed upon the desert sea
Where for whole days we alone seemed to be.
At last we saw a dim, vague line arise
Between the empty billows and the skies,
That grew and grew until it wore the shape
Of cove and inlet, promontory and cape;
Then hills and valleys, rivers, fields, and woods,
Steeples and roofs, and village neighborhoods.
And then I thought, "Sometime I shall embark
Upon a sea more desert and more dark
Than ever this was, and between the skies
And empty billows I shall see arise
Another world out of that waste and lapse,
Like yonder land. Perhaps—perhaps—perhaps!"⁠

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Post by tovarisch » July 7th, 2019, 10:18 am

I'll start... Here is my attempt:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hope_howells_vb_128kb.mp3 1:22

Thank you!
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Post by KevinS » July 7th, 2019, 2:40 pm

E agora, José?

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Post by NemoR » July 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm

Nemo

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Post by aradlaw » July 7th, 2019, 6:05 pm

HI Michele, a MW and moved over to Short Works. :wink:
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Post by msfry » July 7th, 2019, 6:38 pm

aradlaw wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 6:05 pm
HI Michele, a MW and moved over to Short Works. :wink:
And we're off!
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Post by Horner94 » July 8th, 2019, 5:28 am

Hello,
Below is my audio recording for this poem:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hope_howells_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 01:05
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by msfry » July 8th, 2019, 8:26 am

Okay, I'll throw mine in, then I can get busy proofing the rest of you. We are off to a good start . . . perhaps, perhaps, perhaps!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hope_howells_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:22
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Post by msfry » July 8th, 2019, 8:42 am

NemoR wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Hi Michele!

Here is mine at 1:16 - https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/_hope_howells_nr_128kb.mp3
Hi, Nemo. Your file is mis-named. Please remove the underscore before _hope, and upload again. Thanks.
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Post by tovarisch » July 8th, 2019, 8:48 am

msfry wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 8:26 am
Okay, I'll throw mine in, then I can get busy proofing the rest of you. We are off to a good start . . . perhaps, perhaps, perhaps!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hope_howells_mtf_128kb.mp3 1:22
Your reading is PL OK, Michele! :thumbs:
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by msfry » July 8th, 2019, 8:51 am

Recordings by tovarisch, Kevin, and Chad are PL OK! :clap:

Thanks tovarish for PL'ing mine. :D
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Post by NemoR » July 8th, 2019, 10:16 am

msfry wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 8:42 am
NemoR wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Hi Michele!

Here is mine at 1:16 - https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/_hope_howells_nr_128kb.mp3
Hi, Nemo. Your file is mis-named. Please remove the underscore before _hope, and upload again. Thanks.
Done ,,, https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/hope_howells_nr_128kb.mp3

I think you may have the MW mixed up between Chad and myself as well.
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Post by msfry » July 8th, 2019, 11:00 am

Nemo rendition is PL OK. Thanks for the heads up on the MW. I appreciate the help. :)
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Post by williamjones » July 8th, 2019, 1:43 pm

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Post by msfry » July 8th, 2019, 2:11 pm

Thanks, Bill. PL OK.
Let me guess. Recorded in the hull of the boat?
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