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Post by Sue Anderson » May 29th, 2020, 8:11 am

soupy wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 6:15 am
Thank you ladies and gents for that ... vote of confidence (?) in my choices...
I like all your choices Availle :D

PLOK :thumbs:

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You have my vote too, Availle! :clap:

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Post by soupy » June 1st, 2020, 5:40 pm

To murder in cold blood all joy in life for him who has no money is a dreadful thing and that is what the moneyed man does.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 1st, 2020, 6:41 pm

Hi Craig, Thanks for this! :) I read the Wikipedia article: "George Young (1692–1757) was an Edinburgh surgeon, physician, philosopher and empiric... His Treatise on Opium (1753) was a practical guide for physicians in the use of the drug which emphasises its complications. It was the longest, most balanced and most comprehensive English language account written yet written." I'll try to PL tomorrow.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 2nd, 2020, 1:03 pm

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June 1st, 2020, 5:40 pm
Of The Effects of Opium in Lowness of Spirits
George Young 1692-1757

Craig
Hi Craig, Thanks! :) The recounting of Mrs. C.D.'s case was of particular interest to me.

You have only one small slip; at 6:24, you reversed the words "Had he taken the opium" and said "he had taken," which changes the meaning.

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Post by soupy » June 2nd, 2020, 1:15 pm

Thanks Sue,

Corrected

Do you think Mrs. C.D.'s was an example of an early hospice patient?

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_opium_young_cc_128kb.mp3

7:15

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 2nd, 2020, 2:47 pm

soupy wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 1:15 pm
Thanks Sue,

Corrected

Do you think Mrs. C.D.'s was an example of an early hospice patient?

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_opium_young_cc_128kb.mp3

7:15

Craig
PL OK!

An early "hospice patient"... in some senses yes, but to me, what was more important was the fact that Mrs. C.D., herself, was making her own informed judgement about what end-of-life treatment she wanted: "Some advised her not to indulge herself in the use of opium. She answered, that she would take it, tho' she was certain it would hasten her death; for it was better to have one easy death, if it could be had, than suffer an hundred of the miserable kind..."

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Post by soupy » June 2nd, 2020, 2:50 pm

Yes that was there too.

Young said in another part of the book that woman planted and harvested their own poppies because they didn't trust the pharmacy.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 3rd, 2020, 2:15 pm

Hi,

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_peru_squire_sa_128kb.mp3

The Peruvian Earthquake of 1868
an excerpt from "The Great South American Earthquakes of 1868" an article in
Harper's Monthly, April 1869

by Ephraim George Squier

41:18

https://books.google.com/books?id=m6L1O1hxqzkC&pg=PA603#v=onepage&q&f=false

First paragraph on page 603, and then skip to page 608, last paragraph, left column and continue through second paragraph, page 615.

Kudos to Availle for inspiring this recording! :mrgreen: Reading down her "Table of Different Velocities Expressed in Metres per Second" I wondered what this one was all about: "Propagation of the tide caused by the earthquake of Arica on August 13, 1868 (Arica to Honolulu), according to to Hochstetter ... 227.38 metres per second." Well, the massive 1868 earthquake which hit the port city of Arica, Peru, and which was followed by 11 tidal waves, totally destroyed the town and left a U.S. 12-gun man-of-war stranded 450 yards inland and 3 miles north of where it had been docked.

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Post by soupy » June 4th, 2020, 7:32 am

Thanks Sue :D

That was the best account of an earthquake that I've listened to of all the accounts read into librivox :thumbs:

Peru sure has had an issue with earthquakes.

PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 4th, 2020, 9:04 am

Thanks for the PL, Craig! :) I wouldn't have cared to have been aboard the Wateree and seen that 45 ft. high tidal wave coming at me...

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Post by Horner94 » June 11th, 2020, 7:06 pm

I presume philosophy is permitted in this collection?
Here is a excerpt from Fredrich Nietzsche's (1844-1900) book Thus Spake Zarathustra:
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1998/1998-h/1998-h.htm#link2H_4_0045
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_poets_nietzsche_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 06:55

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 12th, 2020, 3:55 am

Horner94 wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:06 pm
I presume philosophy is permitted in this collection?
Here is a excerpt from Fredrich Nietzsche's (1844-1900) book Thus Spake Zarathustra:
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1998/1998-h/1998-h.htm#link2H_4_0045
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_poets_nietzsche_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 06:55

Kind regards,
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Thank you! :)

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Post by soupy » June 12th, 2020, 4:18 am

Thanks for the selection from Zarathustra Chad :thumbs:

A few errors noted:

At the BEGINNING say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"

3:38 Ah, how I am weary of all the inadequate that is insisted on as actual! Ah, how I am weary of the poets! You said how am I weary

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Thou askest why? I do not belong to those who may be asked after their Why.
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Post by k5hsj » June 18th, 2020, 11:59 am

Sue & Craig,

Happy almost first day of summer (at least in this hemisphere :D ). I've been listening to Daniel Stashower's The Hour of Peril - The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, and in looking for a PD version of the tale to read for LibriVox, I discovered this piece from an unexpected source: the CIA! It's short and to the point, and if it lacks the dramatic punch of Stashower's version, it has the virtue of being a US government publication, hence, public domain.

Saving Mr. Lincoln by Central Intelligence Agency (2007)
Text: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/intelligence-history/civil-war
Duration: 11:16
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf075_savingmrlincoln_cia_wt_128kb.mp3

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Post by Kalamareader » June 18th, 2020, 12:19 pm

To whom it may concern,

In the MW, the 'listen' link for sections 8 and 9 both are the recording of section 9. Craig probably isn't very happy doing almost an hour of recording and not having it included. :wink:

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