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Post by chymocles » September 18th, 2019, 2:00 pm

Minor Poems by John Milton (1608 - 1674).

This project is now complete! All files can be downloaded from the catalog page here:
https://librivox.org/miltons-minor-poems-by-john-milton/

I can write an introduction later. Here I will just identify the texts: I wish to read "MISCELLANEOUS POEMS" up to but not including "COLLECTION OF PASSAGES TRANSLATED IN THE PROSE WRITINGS." There being so many individual poems that creating divisions that will make sense and also fit on the small page of the CD cover will be a challenge. I'm willing to work on this with someone at your end. ( T. A. Copeland)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1745/1745-h/1745-h.htm#link2H_4_0019
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Post by Availle » September 18th, 2019, 4:06 pm

Hi Tom, I'm happy to help you with this one!

After a quick look at the text: you only want to read what is called there "MISCELLANEOUS POEMS", right? That's perfectly fine. You could then call the project "miscellaneous poems by John Milton" or "A selection of poems by John Milton", or indeed "Milton's Minor Poems" (although, given the length of some of these, I'm not sure "minor" is entirely appropriate :wink:)

Once we've settled on a title, I can set this up for you.
Cheers,
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Post by chymocles » September 19th, 2019, 11:30 am

Thanks for agreeing to oversee this project.

As you say, some of these poems are rather long, especially the masque, and of course "Lycidas" is a very important poem, but compared to the epics and the imitation of Greek tragedy they are all decidedly minor, so "Milton's Minor Poems" will do nicely.

One oddity about the Gutenberg page is that the only poem to which the link "MISCELLANEOUS POEMS" provides the sole link is the first, "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity," which really ought to appear, like all the others in the list, below "MISCELLANEOUS POEMS—or else all of the poems should, like the first, be hidden until one clicks on that first link. I do not wish to engage in a conversation about this matter with Gutenberg, though. I just thought you should know.

Tom

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Post by Availle » September 20th, 2019, 1:25 am

Okay Tom, I've set this up for you. You didn't say how many sections you needed, so I've given you 30 to start with. Adding/removing sections is very easy, just let me know when/if it is necessary.

Don't worry about the links inside the text. We'll have to link to the main book on gutenberg anyway so that readers can choose their preferred format.

I'd say you're ready to go! But let's wait a few days to see if we can tie down a DPL for this too. Good luck and have fun! :D
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Post by chymocles » September 20th, 2019, 2:39 pm

Great. I've begun reading. The number of sections will be determined both by the length of the readings and also the amount of space in the CD cover for identifying the poems. This will require some patient juggling, but I will do my best to arrange it all before the first section is complete.

Tom

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Post by libraryanne » September 23rd, 2019, 12:28 pm

I've been waiting to see if someone else wanted to be DPL for this...and I've waited long enough. :lol:
So I volunteer to be your DPL

Cheers,
Betty

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Post by chymocles » September 23rd, 2019, 12:56 pm

Glad to see you again, Betty. I'm getting my bearings, particularly with microphones. I want the best quality of recording that I can get, and I have not been satisfied with the built-in system. Give me a day or two.

Tom

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Post by Availle » September 23rd, 2019, 3:02 pm

Betty added as DPL, moved to "Going Solo".

Have fun! :D
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Post by chymocles » September 23rd, 2019, 3:37 pm

Major roadblock encountered: The last four stanzas of “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity,” the first poem in this collection, have been omitted. I have reported the problem to Gutenberg. In the mean time I continue reading.

Tom

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Post by Availle » September 23rd, 2019, 3:45 pm

How about this edition from archive: https://archive.org/details/miltonminorpoem00thurgoog

It's from 1901 and also okay to read from.
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Post by chymocles » September 23rd, 2019, 4:14 pm

Great! I'll check it out. I've also been thinking how the CD should be set up. There are so many poems, some quite short, that a person unfamiliar with them would have a very difficult time locating a particular one unless they occupy separate tracks on the disk. I wonder if saving the poems as separate files will permit this sort of division. If so, it will still be vital to mark which tracks go together on a single CD. There will be multiple CDs of course.

Tom

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Post by chymocles » September 23rd, 2019, 4:22 pm

Well, although this other text includes the missing stanzas, it omits eight of the poems I have already read in the early part of the other book. Do you think it would be okay for me to read only the first poem from this text? Or we could simply wait for David Widger to make the correction, assuming that the original text is not itself incomplete. My guess is that the error was a matter of scanning only. Widger has always been prompt in addressing these matters, so I would like to wait to see what he says.

Tom

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Post by Availle » September 23rd, 2019, 4:27 pm

It's up to you how to set up the project.

As for the text, it would be advisable to read from a single edition so that later, when people want to read along with the text, are not confused. In this case, I can see that the last stanza of that first poem on gutenberg already has a mistake in it, so...

Maybe wait what gutenberg comes up with and read the other poems in the meanwhile. It's not that you don't have anything else to do. :mrgreen:
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Post by chymocles » September 24th, 2019, 11:13 am

Good news! David Widger has corrected the text, and I have about 50 minutes read. I think I will upload this portion for Betty to listen to. However, I am still worrying about how those who download this project to a CD will be using it. I realize that 99% of the listeners listen in the car or while walking, but there is always going to be that one user who wants to find a particular poem to listen to—for a school assignment, for example—and will not know where it is on the disk. What I would like would be to arrange for a 50-minute chunk of the text to download with the introductory and concluding attributions to play when the disk starts and when it ends, but with separate bands on the disk that would appear on the computer as divisions between poems. Perhaps these cannot be identifiable by name, but they would be countable. Is this possible with current technology?

Tom

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