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Post by aradlaw » November 25th, 2017, 8:25 pm

Tobogganing by Hattie Howard (1849 - ).

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"This author's verse shows a hearty, wholesome, human spirit, sometimes overflowing into downright fun, and a straightforward directness always. It is a pleasant book, sure to be welcomed by all." (EXTRACTS FROM PRESS NOTICES OF A FORMER VOLUME.)
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Oh, the rare exhilaration,
Oh, the novel delectation
Of a ride down the slide!
Packed like ice in zero weather,
Pleasure-seekers close together,
On a board as thin as wafer,
Barely wider, scarcely safer,
At the height of recreation
Find a glorious inspiration,
Ere the speedy termination
In the snowy meadow wide,
Sloping to the river's side.

Oh, such quakers we begin it,
Timorous of the icy route!
But to learn in half a minute
What felicity is in it,
As we shoot down the chute,
Smothered in toboggan suit,
Redingote or roquelaure,
Buttoned up (and down) before,
Mittens, cap, and moccasin,
Just the garb to revel in;
So, the signal given, lo!
Over solid ice and snow,
Down the narrow gauge we go
Swifter than a bird o'erhead,
Swifter than an arrow sped
From the staunchest, strongest bow.

Oh, it beats all "Copenhagen,"
Silly lovers' paradise!
Like the frozen Androscoggin,
Slippery, and smooth, and nice,
Is the track of the toboggan;
And there's nothing cheap about it,
Everything is steep about it,
The insolvent weep about it,
For the biggest thing on ice
Is its tip-top price;
But were this three times the money,
Then the game were thrice as funny.

Ye who dwell in latitudes
Where "the blizzard" ne'er intrudes,
And the water seldom freezes;
Ye of balmy Southern regions,
Alabama's languid legions,
From the "hot blast" of your breezes,
Where the verdure of the trees is
Limp, and loose, and pitiful,
Come up here where branches bare
Stand like spikes in frosty air;
Come up here where arctic rigor
Shall restore your bloom and vigor,
Making life enjoyable;
Come and take a jog on
The unparalleled toboggan!
Such the zest that he who misses
Never knows what perfect bliss is.
So the sport, the day's sensation,
Thrills and recreates creation.

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Post by tovarisch » November 26th, 2017, 7:42 am

I'll start again... :-)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/tobogganing_howard_vb_128kb.mp3 3:02

Thank you! Wee-eee!!!
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Post by aradlaw » November 26th, 2017, 9:44 am

Thank you for starting this run tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by GrayHouse » November 29th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Weeeee.....thud....splat.....owww!

- https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/tobogganing_howard_ik_128kb.mp3
- 2:53
Thanks,
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Post by pschempf » November 29th, 2017, 9:24 pm

David-

These sound like the lyrics of a northern rap song -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/tobagganing_howard_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 2:35
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Post by Newgatenovelist » November 30th, 2017, 8:17 am

Brrrr! I'll leave this tobogganing business to you Canadians!
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/toboganning_howard_el_128kb.mp3
(2.47)

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Post by aradlaw » November 30th, 2017, 8:23 am

Thank you Ian and Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 30th, 2017, 8:32 am

Newgatenovelist wrote:Brrrr! I'll leave this tobogganing business to you Canadians!

Erin
But it sounds like you really enjoyed the poem. :D (it has been many a year since I've been on one.)
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Post by aradlaw » December 5th, 2017, 9:12 pm

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Post by tovarisch » December 5th, 2017, 9:47 pm

Your reading is PL OK, David! :thumbs:
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Post by Veggrower » December 8th, 2017, 4:29 am

Hi David - here's my effort, with a length of 2:54:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/to ... _128kb.mp3

Thanks a lot,

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Post by aradlaw » December 8th, 2017, 12:53 pm

Thank you Bruce, vbv and Garth. :thumbs:

Thanks for the PL tovarisch. :D
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Post by runcaleb » December 8th, 2017, 1:50 pm

Alright, first-timer here. Hopefully I did it right (read everything I could so it BETTER work!) Thanks!
Length: 2:35
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/to ... _128kb.mp3

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