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Post by NicholiVolta » July 23rd, 2019, 7:40 pm


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Post by BettyB » July 24th, 2019, 7:29 am

There are so many issues available and it is quite fascinating reading and not just cookery One more selection on the way...

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 24th, 2019, 8:47 am

NicholiVolta wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 7:40 pm
My 3rd and final addition to this collection.

Resignation as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army
George Washington
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_resignationascommanderinchief_washington_nv_128kb.mp3
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Resignation_as_commander-in-chief_of_the_Continental_Army
2:29
Hi Nicholi,

Thanks for this. George Washington's resignation speech is one of the fundamental documents of U.S. history, and we're glad to have it as part of the SNF collection! :)

Permit me to say a few words about sources before I go further. As I have said more than once before in the SNF thread, we try to avoid WikiSource as "the" source for reads. Why? There are several reasons. Sometimes what Wikisource claims is in the public domain, simply isn't. Sometimes, Wikisource texts have been edited and parts left out. And sometimes the Wikisource texts aren't word perfect copies of the originals.

The U.S. Library of Congress has an on-line collection of Washington's papers. Here is the U.S. Library of Congress's page devoted to Washington's resignation address. https://www.loc.gov/resource/mgw3a.007/?sp=162&st=text. Here you will find a photocopy of Lt. Col. Richard Varick's handwritten copy of Washington's address and a modern transcription provided by the Library of Congress. For info on the Varick transcripts, see here: https://www.loc.gov/collections/george-washington-papers/articles-and-essays/series-notes/series-3-varick-transcripts

The Library of Congress transcription of Washington's address does not agree word to word with WikiSource. Specifically, at 2:01.5 where, in your recording, you say "having now finished the work assigned to me" the Library of Congress transcription & Varick's handwritten copy read "assigned me" while WikiSource says "assigned to me."

In proof listening your recording, I will set that issue aside. However, there are two places where both Wikisource and the Library of Congress texts differ from what you said, and I am asking you please to do edits at those points:

at 1:48, Text says "I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my official Official life" You said "this solemn act" (leaving out the word "last")

at 1:55, Text says "our dearest country". You read "our dear country."

My feeling in asking for these edits, is that when we are dealing with the words of a founding figure such as Washington, we want to be as accurate as we can in conveying his or her thoughts to our LibriVox listeners.
Thank you,

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Post by NicholiVolta » July 24th, 2019, 12:30 pm

These are all fair points, and they make sense to me. I didn't know wikisource was a taboo here, but I can understand why. I was skeptical of it myself, but I had a hard time finding another version of the speech anywhere. Thank you for providing me this version of the speech, and I shall fix this tonight.

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Post by NicholiVolta » July 24th, 2019, 12:37 pm

Do you think I should also change the title I say in the beginning to "ADDRESS TO CONGRESS ON RESIGNING HIS COMMISSION" like in the Library of Congress version?

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 24th, 2019, 1:38 pm

NicholiVolta wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Do you think I should also change the title I say in the beginning to "ADDRESS TO CONGRESS ON RESIGNING HIS COMMISSION" like in the Library of Congress version?
Hi Nicholi, Thanks for listening to my suggestions. As BC here at the SNF, I have just learned, by bad experience, not to trust WikiSource. This morning, I didn't have any idea either where to find Washington's speech (and you'll notice Wikisource didn't list its source), but I figured the Library of Congress must have something. I, at least, enjoy ferreting out original sources; this source, with the manuscript displayed side by side with the transcription is especially nice.


Should you change the title to the Library of Congress version? It wouldn't be the worst idea. However you needn't go so far as to use the title from the manuscript, which reads: "Resignatory address of General Washington to the United States in Congress, Annapolis, 23rd December 1783."

Reading that title, I had to wonder is "resignatory" a real word? It's not in my 2 vol. shorter Oxford English Dictionary! So, let's stick with the Library of Congress title.

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Post by Acrt86 » July 25th, 2019, 1:26 am

Hello,
Apologies for taking so long to edit.
Here we go:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_placeanarchismsocialisticevolution_kropotkin_acrt_128kb.mp3
Thanks in advance for proof-reading [I did one after edits and I couldn't find any others but, since I thought the initial upload was errorless, my opinion must be taken with an ionising Himalayan salt lamp].
Love and respect.
Aaron.

Edit: Please credit me as ACR Thornton - not sure if that is still on file with previous upload so have reiterated it here just in case.

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 25th, 2019, 7:36 am

Horner94 wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 4:09 pm
Thanks I will amend this recording. But, firstly may I also share another recording of a chapter of a book also?
Author: J. T. KENT
Title: SEXUAL NEUROSES.
Link to the text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/57331/57331-h/57331-h.htm#CHAPTER_III
And below is my audio recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_sexualneuroses_kent_cjph_128kb.mp3 Time: 05:56
Kind regards,
Chad
Chad, There are two small edits needed for your recording:

3:35 Text reads "Again from the Medical Advance" You said Medical Advice

4:02 Text reads "of the many ways" You said "days."

Thank you,

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 25th, 2019, 8:17 am

NicholiVolta wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 7:20 pm
The updated recording of Washington's speech:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_resigninghiscommission_nv_128kb.mp3
2:30
Hi Nicholi, Thanks for these edits. Your recording is now PL OK! :)

Edit: P.S. I fixed up your file name for you (author's name missing):
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_resigninghiscommission_washington_nv_128kb.mp3

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 25th, 2019, 9:22 am

Acrt86 wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 1:26 am
Hello,
Apologies for taking so long to edit.
Here we go:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_placeanarchismsocialisticevolution_kropotkin_acrt_128kb.mp3
Thanks in advance for proof-reading [I did one after edits and I couldn't find any others but, since I thought the initial upload was errorless, my opinion must be taken with an ionising Himalayan salt lamp].
Love and respect.
Aaron.

Edit: Please credit me as ACR Thornton - not sure if that is still on file with previous upload so have reiterated it here just in case.
Hi Aaron, Thank you for the edits! :) Your reading is now PL OK, and your name is listed in the catalog as ACR Thornton. Believe it or not, there's a little boutique-y shop near where I live that sells nothing but Himalayan salt lamps. I question the business model, but who knows.

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Post by KevinS » July 25th, 2019, 4:26 pm

THAT THE TREASURE OF WISDOM IS CHIEFLY CONTAINED IN BOOKS from THE LOVE OF BOOKS: THE PHILOBIBLON OF RICHARD DE BURY

Richard de Bury (1287-1345)

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_loveofbooks_bury_ks_128kb.mp3

9:25

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/626/626-h/626-h.htm
E agora, José?

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 25th, 2019, 6:33 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 4:26 pm
THAT THE TREASURE OF WISDOM IS CHIEFLY CONTAINED IN BOOKS from THE LOVE OF BOOKS: THE PHILOBIBLON OF RICHARD DE BURY

Richard de Bury (1287-1345)

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_loveofbooks_bury_ks_128kb.mp3

9:25

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/626/626-h/626-h.htm
Thanks, Kevin! :) It looks as if both de Bury and his translator E. C. Thomas will be new to the LibriVox catalog!

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Post by KevinS » July 25th, 2019, 6:47 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 6:33 pm
KevinS wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 4:26 pm
THAT THE TREASURE OF WISDOM IS CHIEFLY CONTAINED IN BOOKS from THE LOVE OF BOOKS: THE PHILOBIBLON OF RICHARD DE BURY

Richard de Bury (1287-1345)

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_loveofbooks_bury_ks_128kb.mp3

9:25

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/626/626-h/626-h.htm
Thanks, Kevin! :) It looks as if both de Bury and his translator E. C. Thomas will be new to the LibriVox catalog!
I hope to do the whole book one day!
E agora, José?

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 26th, 2019, 7:45 am

KevinS wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 4:26 pm
THAT THE TREASURE OF WISDOM IS CHIEFLY CONTAINED IN BOOKS from THE LOVE OF BOOKS: THE PHILOBIBLON OF RICHARD DE BURY

Richard de Bury (1287-1345)

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf067_loveofbooks_bury_ks_128kb.mp3

9:25

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/626/626-h/626-h.htm
Hi Kevin, de Bury is PL OK! :) I wonder what he would have thought of recorded books? Quoting from Chapter I: "For the meaning of the voice perishes with the sound... but truth which shines forth in books desires to manifest itself to every impressionable sense."

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