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Post by aradlaw » December 22nd, 2019, 10:21 am

A Christmas Carol by Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875).

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Charles Kingsley was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men's college, and forming labour cooperatives that failed but led to the working reforms of the progressive era. ( Wikipedia)
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Kingsley, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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It chanced upon the merry merry Christmas eve,
I went sighing past the church across the moorland dreary—
‘Oh! never sin and want and woe this earth will leave,
And the bells but mock the wailing round, they sing so cheery.
How long, O Lord! how long before Thou come again?
Still in cellar, and in garret, and on moorland dreary
The orphans moan, and widows weep, and poor men toil in vain,
Till earth is sick of hope deferred, though Christmas bells be cheery.’

Then arose a joyous clamour from the wild-fowl on the mere,
Beneath the stars, across the snow, like clear bells ringing,
And a voice within cried—‘Listen!—Christmas carols even here!
Though thou be dumb, yet o’er their work the stars and snows are singing.
Blind! I live, I love, I reign; and all the nations through
With the thunder of my judgments even now are ringing.
Do thou fulfil thy work but as yon wild-fowl do,
Thou wilt heed no less the wailing, yet hear through it angels singing.’

Eversley, 1849.


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Post by Horner94 » December 22nd, 2019, 5:54 pm

Hi!
Here is my attempt: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmascarol_kingsley_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:28
Kind regards,
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Post by aradlaw » December 22nd, 2019, 6:18 pm

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by caitlinvoiceactor » December 22nd, 2019, 9:37 pm

As a fun contrast, I think this is the fastest I've gotten a recording in. I'm just glad I could squeeze it in before leaving for the holidays! Happy holidays everyone! :D

1:34
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmascarol_kingsley_cb_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » December 23rd, 2019, 7:55 am

Thank you Caitlin :thumbs: safe journeys this Christmas Season.
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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 23rd, 2019, 2:30 pm

Mine is 1.54, for whenever you have a spare moment (!) this week to PL. Happy holidays!
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmascarol_kingsley_el_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » December 23rd, 2019, 2:47 pm

Thank you Erin :thumbs: Merry Christmas. :D
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Post by brucek » December 24th, 2019, 7:59 am

Merry Christmas, David. :)
Here's mine at 1:58

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmascarol_kingsley_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by aradlaw » December 24th, 2019, 9:41 am

Thank you Bruce, and a Merry Christmas to you. :thumbs:
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Post by jfgallagher » December 25th, 2019, 10:15 am

Looks like there might be room for one more:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmascarol_kingsley_jfg_128kb.mp3
recording time 01:31

Merry Christmas!
Jim G.

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Post by aradlaw » December 25th, 2019, 7:43 pm

Thank you Jim, Merry Christmas to you. :thumbs:
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Post by dfrakk » December 26th, 2019, 5:04 pm

A little late after christmas, but i thought I would upload one.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmascarol_kingsley_fd_128kb.mp3
length = 1:50

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Post by LightBrownPillow » December 26th, 2019, 5:38 pm

Got one more for ya: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmascarol_kingsley_mct_128kb.mp3
File length is 1:45
Thanks!
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Post by aradlaw » December 26th, 2019, 7:45 pm

Thank you Frank. :thumbs:

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Post by Veggrower » December 27th, 2019, 8:58 am

Here's mine, David:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmascarol_kingsley_gb_128kb.mp3

...with a length of 1:57. Thanks a lot,

Garth

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