COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] The Bee by H.P. Nichols - dl

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Post by aradlaw » June 21st, 2020, 6:23 am

The Bee by H.P. Nichols ( - ).

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Some practical advice to a child, taken from Cousin Hatty's Hymns and Twilight Stories. (1851) ( David Lawrence)
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The Bee by H. P. Nichols, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal URL.]
Then read the poem:
Now, Ellen, stop screaming and running away,
And come here and listen to me;
Is it true, my dear daughter, I want you to say,
That you're foolishly scared by a bee?

The bee is as frightened as you are, my dear,
For he can't tell the way to get out;
And as for his sting, that you never need fear,
If you do not run crying about.

If you were to catch him, why, then, I dare say
You'd soon feel his sharp little sting;
But if you sit still at your work or your play,
Be sure that no harm he will bring.

So wipe off these tears and never again
Give way to so foolish a fright;
For if you indulge it 't will cost you much pain
And no one will want you in sight.


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Post by Horner94 » June 21st, 2020, 7:20 am

Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bee_nichols_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:03

Kind regards,
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Post by aradlaw » June 21st, 2020, 10:56 am

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by DrumJ8 » June 21st, 2020, 1:59 pm

Hello, here is my contribution, at 1:15.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bee_nichols_ea_128kb.mp3

Thank you :)

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Post by Guomin » June 21st, 2020, 2:01 pm

Hello, first contribution here:https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bee_nichols_gx_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:08

Thank you,
Guomin

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Post by aradlaw » June 21st, 2020, 2:19 pm

Thank you Edmond. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » June 21st, 2020, 2:23 pm

Guomin wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 2:01 pm
Hello, first contribution here:https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bee_nichols_gx_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:08

Thank you,
Guomin
Welcome to LibriVox Guomin :D good first reading, just one technical item to fix... your bitrate is 80 kbps (variable) we need 128 kbps (constant) this is changed when you save/export the file down in the Format options if you are using Audacity.
btw... the intro is said as Librivox dot org (domain name) :wink: Cold you please upload again with these changes?

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Post by Claire » June 21st, 2020, 3:33 pm


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Post by ryfink » June 21st, 2020, 7:27 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bee_nichols_rf_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:07
My plosives may be too strong. Let me know if they are.

Thanks,
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Post by aradlaw » June 22nd, 2020, 6:41 am

Thank you Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » June 22nd, 2020, 6:43 am

ryfink wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 7:27 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bee_nichols_rf_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:07
My plosives may be too strong. Let me know if they are.

Thanks,
Ryan :thumbs:
No 'plosives that I heard, but the volume was a bit low at 86.8 dB, also need 5 seconds of ending silence. :wink:

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Post by Guomin » June 22nd, 2020, 7:47 am

Hello, I re-recorded:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bee_nichols_gx_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:07
I do not yet have a LV catalog, should I go forward and create one? How does that work?
Thank you,
Guomin

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Post by aradlaw » June 22nd, 2020, 8:08 am

Guomin wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 7:47 am
Hello, I re-recorded:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bee_nichols_gx_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:07
I do not yet have a LV catalog, should I go forward and create one? How does that work?
Thank you,
Guomin
Thank you for the edit Guomin, now PL OK.
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...or here.. https://librivox.org/reader/14543
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Post by Guomin » June 22nd, 2020, 8:11 am

Cool, thank you so much!

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Post by OooThatsNifty » June 22nd, 2020, 6:00 pm

What a cute little poem! Here's my take on it:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/bee_nichols_ag_128kb.mp3
Length: 0:52
- Andrew

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