[COMPLETE] Selected Poems by George Herbert - availle

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Post by AlexLorian » April 20th, 2020, 8:18 am

Maybe you could put the text into a Google Doc and post the link here? :?

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Post by chymocles » April 20th, 2020, 1:26 pm

I'll do that, Alex. Not much trouble. Try this link. If this works, you can get started and we will have a method: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hmWe-No861vvqf1DhbFsB511O9duy9VmnSfWqul9A1E/edit?usp=sharing.

Availle, I have run into a puzzle. As you know, I have had a lot of luck with getting Gutenberg editors to correct their texts when I have encountered scanning errors. But what of a typographical error in the original, one that reduces the meaning to gibberish? Here's such a case: the old problem of the long "s" begin mistaken for an "f." There is unfortunately no question of its being a scanning error; it is a typesetter's error:
Lord, thy broken comfort raise
And the musick shall be praise.
The word should be "consort," and there is what appears to be a public domain quotation of this passage that confirms this reading: https://www.connotations.de/article/inge-leimberg-echo-restored-a-reading-of-george-herberts-heaven/, where you can find it by searching for "thy broken consort raise." Google Books has many confirmations of this reading, but of course, it probably doesn't matter since the object of the reading is to read what has been printed in the online edition, and the image is unambiguous: "comfort." I could just omit the poem, but I like it: In it, after Peter has blown his trumpet, one of St. Peter's assistants is calling out instructions to get those dead folks organized and marching.

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Post by AlexLorian » April 20th, 2020, 3:13 pm

chymocles wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 1:26 pm
I'll do that, Alex. Not much trouble. Try this link. If this works, you can get started and we will have a method: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hmWe-No861vvqf1DhbFsB511O9duy9VmnSfWqul9A1E/edit?usp=sharing.

Availle, I have run into a puzzle. As you know, I have had a lot of luck with getting Gutenberg editors to correct their texts when I have encountered scanning errors. But what of a typographical error in the original, one that reduces the meaning to gibberish? Here's such a case: the old problem of the long "s" begin mistaken for an "f." There is unfortunately no question of its being a scanning error; it is a typesetter's error:
Lord, thy broken comfort raise
And the musick shall be praise.
The word should be "consort," and there is what appears to be a public domain quotation of this passage that confirms this reading: https://www.connotations.de/article/inge-leimberg-echo-restored-a-reading-of-george-herberts-heaven/, where you can find it by searching for "thy broken consort raise." Google Books has many confirmations of this reading, but of course, it probably doesn't matter since the object of the reading is to read what has been printed in the online edition, and the image is unambiguous: "comfort." I could just omit the poem, but I like it: In it, after Peter has blown his trumpet, one of St. Peter's assistants is calling out instructions to get those dead folks organized and marching.
Huh... 🤔 :hmm:

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Post by Availle » April 20th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Tom, we can definitely correct obvious mistakes in the text, so if you encounter a typesetting error, just correct it "quietly", i.e., read what was intended. Even though such errors are more common in OCRed texts, human error was (and is) always possible. I once compared the English translation of a scientific text I was reading with the German original when certain things seemed to be off or missing. :lol:

But don't forget to make a note here, so that in a "word perfect" project like this one your PL knows what's going on.
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Post by chymocles » April 20th, 2020, 7:12 pm

Okay, then. Alex, if the link I sent leads you to a text you can use for the first section of the readings, we can do business. There will be only the one peculiar problem in the eighth section, very near the end. If you're puzzled, I can refer you to the administrator's decision when the need arises.

The poems will all be uploaded to the Magic Window in a few moments. Tell me how the link to the Google doc works out.

Tom

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Post by chymocles » April 21st, 2020, 12:49 pm

Alex, I need your help with Google Docs. I have managed with much grief and frustration to copy the text for the first four parts of the project, but I keep destroying documents accidentally because I don't know how to get them off my screen when I'm done with them. I only now learned the proper way to name them when I start out, so you can guess at what level my skills are. So when the thing is finished, how do I close the document and put it to bed? I won't proceed until I know that. I'd be biting my nails if I didn't have my fingers on the keys.

Here are the next three installments of the text:
Part 2:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NY5iHWb5LLmXx5fl0hTtZ7y31m4EaoWe8qOCv603NCo/edit?usp=sharing

Part 3:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UGeOic5a0-XXRJ1cFwWZS6m5g4D1pE3-NpJRAwBUPfU/edit?usp=sharing

Part 4:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15VrFH7bibKprpxhzQgO32vO7nYb9FbpvULDu0Hj828M/edit?usp=sharing
Tom

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Post by AlexLorian » April 21st, 2020, 2:58 pm

chymocles wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 12:49 pm
Alex, I need your help with Google Docs. I have managed with much grief and frustration to copy the text for the first four parts of the project, but I keep destroying documents accidentally because I don't know how to get them off my screen when I'm done with them. I only now learned the proper way to name them when I start out, so you can guess at what level my skills are. So when the thing is finished, how do I close the document and put it to bed? I won't proceed until I know that. I'd be biting my nails if I didn't have my fingers on the keys.

Here are the next three installments of the text:
Part 2:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NY5iHWb5LLmXx5fl0hTtZ7y31m4EaoWe8qOCv603NCo/edit?usp=sharing

Part 3:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UGeOic5a0-XXRJ1cFwWZS6m5g4D1pE3-NpJRAwBUPfU/edit?usp=sharing

Part 4:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15VrFH7bibKprpxhzQgO32vO7nYb9FbpvULDu0Hj828M/edit?usp=sharing
Tom
Bit confused... what do you want to do here? The text is in the doc.
What device are you on?

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Post by chymocles » April 21st, 2020, 4:38 pm

I'm using an iMac at https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/. If I were using a wordprocessing program on my hard drive, I would close the file when done with it, and that would store it away. But at the website there is apparently no way to close the document; at least I have not found it. And if I erase it, then the machine thinks I want my work to be expunged and obligingly removes it from wherever it has been saving it. I simply want to get it off the screen so that I can begin a new document. You will see that I have succeeded three times, but it was at great cost and enormous difficulty.

Tom

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Post by Availle » April 21st, 2020, 4:54 pm

Tom, I've never used google docs, so this may be totally useless, but...

You are accessing it via a browser, right? Just close the browser and start again?? Make sure everything is saved beforehand though.


Alex, are you able to access what is already there and start PLing from those documents?
You said you had only a week's time, so if you can't access these either or don't have time anymore, then Tom's exercise is a bit moot.
Cheers,
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Post by chymocles » April 21st, 2020, 8:00 pm

True enough, Availle. However, after doing that I got careless and just started a new document after finishing the one before, and the program created a new tab for me, leaving the other document in the former tab. I decided I could live with that. Here are the last poems:

Part 5:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XFmC4lOpkmvwQM4Hl-MvEkMhFJbMSpJG2bF9-XaYoSA/edit?usp=sharing

Part 6:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y1xdLlDpBYE2uiDJlkk2-arjRxrWEVO02EVxJaUp9GA/edit?usp=sharing

Part 7:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hDmfPWowSO_8-hSBXF66irvtJB0Gf251P3mbbkiBZT8/edit?usp=sharing

Part 8:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y82FIQe3tWUJ_nyGAH6iR2YuQfuHt4sT8jwf_dgImtQ/edit?usp=sharing

Have fun, Alex.

Tom

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Post by AlexLorian » April 22nd, 2020, 4:39 pm

Sorry, I’ve slipped a bit in my work...
Section 1 PL OK :D

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Post by chymocles » April 22nd, 2020, 4:56 pm

Thanks, Alex. Hope you liked it.

Tom

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Post by Availle » May 4th, 2020, 6:42 pm

It seems that Alex has disappeared (well, he did say that he was only available for a short time), so I have advertised for a new DPL over in "Listeners Wanted". I hope we'll find somebody soon, so we can wrap this up. :D
Cheers,
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Post by bluechien » May 4th, 2020, 8:00 pm

I think Kevin has first claim, but I'd like to be second in line to PL it. :hmm:

I don't enjoy Hathitrust particularly, but it does load for me so in that case, we could go back to that if you wanted, Tom?
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Post by Availle » May 4th, 2020, 8:10 pm

It seems that Kevin was bothered by the word perfect, so I'm happy to have you as DPL for this.

It's been going on for quite a while for so short a project, and I'm eager to see this completed - so... can you start rightaway? :mrgreen:
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