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Post by eggs4ears » September 10th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Manchester Poetry by James Wheeler ( - 0).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalogue page:https://librivox.org/manchester-poetry-by-james-wheeler/
Manchester's first published anthology of locally-written poetry was compiled by editor James Wheeler to show that Manchester, 'the most mechanical of boroughs', had more to offer than spinning jennies and power looms. The collection includes selections from ten Manchester-born poets, among whom Charles Swain was the best known. ( Phil Benson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/manchesterpoetr02wheegoog/page/n6/mode/2up
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (James Wheeler) : n/a

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    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1838
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Post by eggs4ears » September 10th, 2020, 5:37 pm

Annise (MC) and newgatenovelist (DPL). First selection ready to go.

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Post by annise » September 10th, 2020, 6:57 pm

MW ready, I assume you don't have any further information about the editor other than he was alive in 1836 and 38 and he's described as "of Preswick"

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Post by eggs4ears » September 10th, 2020, 8:33 pm

Thanks, Anne. I can't find anything about him on the web, but I may be able to look him up in a book. He was a historian who wrote a big history of Manchester so I may be able to find something.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 11th, 2020, 1:36 am

Checking in for now, very excited about having Manc poetry in my life, will PL later!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 11th, 2020, 12:30 pm

One note for section 01:

1.13-1.15, p 3 [40 of 287 if that’s how the scan pages are displaying for you], second stanza, penultimate line
My [heard The] fair one is gone…


It's quite nice hearing this. I don't know how much these poems have been read in the decades since this anthology was published, but this is probably more of an outing than they've had in some time.

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Post by eggs4ears » September 12th, 2020, 3:24 am

Newgatenovelist wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 12:30 pm
It's quite nice hearing this. I don't know how much these poems have been read in the decades since this anthology was published, but this is probably more of an outing than they've had in some time.
Probably very little - even then!

Part 1 corrected and uploaded and Part 2 ready for PL

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/mancpoetry_02_wheeler.mp3 - 18:11

I don't know why he called her Mrs. Fletcher (ok, probably because that was her name), but I believe she only published as Maria Jane Jewsbury.

Do you know her sister, Geraldine Jewsbury? I have read a couple of chapters of Zoe, and will probably carry on with it later in the year.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 12th, 2020, 10:56 am

Section 1 is spot PL OK.

Section 2 notes:

3.56-3.58, p 16 first stanza, omission
And many [a] mossy bank to lave;

6.28-6.30, p 19 epigraph, extra word
“The things [which] we enjoy are passing…

8.29-8.31 p 21 epigraph
By the murmur of a spring, [heard string]

10.33-10.36 bottom third p 22
Thy [heard The] deep secret yearnings...



Geraldine Jewsbury - yes! I know a bit about her, beyond her friendship with Jane Carlyle. She was a reader for Richard Bentley, the novel publisher, and, depending on whose novels you like to read, she has a bit of a reputation as either something of a moralistic gatekeeper or a hardworking author and reader who promoted talent. She was pretty scathing about Not Wisely but Too Well, the novel by Rhoda Broughton (the niece of J. S. Le Fanu, so she was connected!), and Broughton had a crack at her in consequence in a later novel after the word got out. I'm sorry, I think my fingers and enthusiasm just outran my judgement. Just tell me if my gossip about 19th-century cultural history is too much!

I've not read Zoe. I have a copy (unread, alas) of The Half Sisters on my shelves, but I keep buying books and don't have the knowledge of Jewsbury I would like. Feeling tempted to record anything...?

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Post by annise » September 12th, 2020, 3:47 pm

It's not too much for me - in solos it isn't a problem. Sometimes posts get lost, but I know I'll be PMed if I miss something here.

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Post by eggs4ears » September 14th, 2020, 4:54 pm

Thanks for the notes on Part 2. I'll get back to you on Zoe later, but I meant that I've recorded a couple of chapters. It's a triple-decker, so a bit daunting, but I'll probably continue with it later in the year.

Meanwhile, just a heads up that I have changed the source text as there are a few missing pages in the one I have been using - same text, just a different scan. The link is below and I've also made the change in the first post.

https://archive.org/details/manchesterpoetr02wheegoog/page/n6/mode/2up

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Post by annise » September 14th, 2020, 4:57 pm

I've fixed it in the database so it will be right when we catalogue - the database is based on the template so it's great you told me :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 15th, 2020, 11:30 am

Okay on Zoe. Whatever you decide to do is fine - if it's too much, that's fine, and if you'd like to do it, I'm all ears!

What a stroke of luck to have multiple scans on the Internet Archive. I hope everybody reads and listens to Manchester poetry!

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Post by eggs4ears » September 18th, 2020, 12:58 am


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Post by Newgatenovelist » September 18th, 2020, 6:38 am

Ah yes, I see what you mean. Although 'The Prince of the Storm' was good fun!

Word perfect notes for section 3 below. When I run the files through Checker, some of them are showing a fair bit of background noise (the point at which it flags it is around 40 db). Section 3 is just below the cutoff, but sections 2 and 4 are a little over. Have you perhaps altered something in your setup between recording sessions?


3.02-3.04, p 36 last line
Of [heard O] youth, hope, joy!

11.43-11.45, p 45 first stanza, omission
When Friendship’s [hand] is near us!

11.58-12.01, p 45 second stanza first line
That [heard The] power which gave the sun its plan,

12.47-12.51, p 46 first stanza
And the fields gave [heard give] no verdure for fear of the storm!

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