COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 185 - rap

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Post by neddieseagoon » October 9th, 2018, 10:09 am

Kitty wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 9:17 am
Maybe someone finds another one that fits better.
I doubt that the poet is the geologist. For one thing, the geologist was only 23 in January, 1840, so it's not likely that he had at that time been writing poetry "for many years" (although "many years" may mean something different to a 23-year-old than it does to me). Also, he was working in Ireland at the time, which conflicts with the fact that the preface was written in "Allesley, near Coventry". Neither of these proves that they are different Thomas Oldhams, but they are suggestive.

On the other hand, the British Museum lists the author of this book of poems as "OLDHAM (Thomas) of Allesley",* and there is a survey reference in the archives of Coventry (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/972963d4-2179-4912-8c86-c8927f827abb) that refers to one "Thomas Oldham, of Packington, Warwickshire, miller", who in 1817 owned property bordering Allesley. This (or perhaps one of his relatives) seems a more likely candidate for the poet. But of course there's no way to know for sure.

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* BM Catalog:
https://books.google.com/books?id=I2BGAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1863&lpg=PA1863&dq=%22oldham+thomas+of+allesley%22&source=bl&ots=ebKHMqyIV1&sig=MaVJnAzSVJa2YhOK1W96H-MuX50&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjcurqn7PndAhWrct8KHUjeBCIQ6AEwAHoECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22oldham%20thomas%20of%20allesley%22&f=false

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Post by Kitty » October 9th, 2018, 10:11 am

neddieseagoon wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 10:09 am
On the other hand, the British Museum lists the author of this book of poems as "OLDHAM (Thomas) of Allesley",* and there is a survey reference in the archives of Coventry (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/972963d4-2179-4912-8c86-c8927f827abb) that refers to one "Thomas Oldham, of Packington, Warwickshire, miller", who in 1817 owned property bordering Allesley. This (or perhaps one of his relatives) seems a more likely candidate for the poet. But of course there's no way to know for sure.
:thumbs: indeed he is a better candidate. Well at least he will be PD for me, and that's all that counts :lol:

thanks for the research !

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Post by neddieseagoon » October 9th, 2018, 10:15 am

Kitty wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 10:11 am
:thumbs: indeed he is a better candidate. Well at least he will be PD for me, and that's all that counts :lol:

thanks for the research !
Il n'y a pas de quoi. I'm stuck at home with a cold and I'm glad of something to occupy my time and alleviate the boredom.

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Post by sazjasears » October 10th, 2018, 11:38 am

"The Skeleton in Armour" by Henry W. Longfellow (1807-1882)
text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16436/16436-h/16436-h.htm#The_Skeleton_in_Armour
Duration: 5.195
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/Spc185_skeletoninarmour_ss_128kb.mp3

This is my first recording submission! Hope all goes well!
Please use name Sazja Sears

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Post by soupy » October 10th, 2018, 3:25 pm

Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars (excerpt)
by Lucan 39-65AD
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucan

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/spc185_pharsalia_cc_128kb.mp3

4:03

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 10th, 2018, 11:46 pm

Thank you, people!!!

I've entered PL OK for Phil's, Sonia's and Sazja's contribution. I couldn't get to Craig's this session, I'll get to it next time :)

A warm welcome to Sazja!! My one comment would be about the filename; we don't use capitals. Don't worry about this one, I can change it in the system, just keep that in mind for your next uploads, which I hope there will be plenty of, because you have a lovely voice and reading style!! :9:

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 11th, 2018, 10:25 am

Hmm, Craig, I just noticed I don't have a link to the text you used. Could you post it, please? Thanks! :D

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Post by sazjasears » October 11th, 2018, 11:52 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 11:46 pm
Thank you, people!!!

I've entered PL OK for Phil's, Sonia's and Sazja's contribution. I couldn't get to Craig's this session, I'll get to it next time :)

A warm welcome to Sazja!! My one comment would be about the filename; we don't use capitals. Don't worry about this one, I can change it in the system, just keep that in mind for your next uploads, which I hope there will be plenty of, because you have a lovely voice and reading style!! :9:
Sorry about that! I think my keyboard did it automatically! I'll keep an eye out for those buggers!

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Post by soupy » October 11th, 2018, 1:06 pm

Pharsalia
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/602

Starts with
Caesar has crossed the Alps, his mighty soul

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Post by lurcherlover » October 12th, 2018, 7:33 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc185_deathbenotproud_pt_128kb.mp3

John Donne (1573-1631) - Sonnet - Death be not Proud - Duration 1:12

Source: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poem-cd.html

I've also uploaded Parson Gray by Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Duration: 1:22 but I've lost the link to the upload and can't get it back!
Source: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poem-gh.html

Link now found https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc185_parsongray_pt_128kb.mp3

Thanks to Sonia

Peter
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Post by Kitty » October 12th, 2018, 7:47 am

lurcherlover wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 7:33 am
I've also uploaded Parson Gray by Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Duration: 1:22 but I've lost the link to the upload and can't get it back!
Source: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/poem-gh.html
I believe I found it back, is it this one ? https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc185_parsongray_pt_128kb.mp3

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Post by Kitty » October 12th, 2018, 7:50 am

meanwhile here's another sleuthing job for Grant, maybe he can find the life-dates for this author as well (and hopefully PD for me)

For some reason the title is in German, but the poem is in English:

"Auf dem Heimweg" by Mary Keely Boutelle (????-????)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19032
Recording time: 1:13 min.
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc185_aufdemheimweg_ss_128kb.mp3

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Post by lurcherlover » October 12th, 2018, 7:51 am

Yes, That's it. Many thanks. I couldn't get back in to copy the link. I won't try two at once next time.

Peter

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Post by Kitty » October 12th, 2018, 7:53 am

lurcherlover wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 7:51 am
Yes, That's it. Many thanks. I couldn't get back in to copy the link. I won't try two at once next time.
that's strange, I often upload lots in one go. I always open the uploader in another tab, then it won't close when you copy paste them over ;)

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Post by lurcherlover » October 12th, 2018, 7:58 am

Kitty wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 7:53 am
lurcherlover wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 7:51 am
Yes, That's it. Many thanks. I couldn't get back in to copy the link. I won't try two at once next time.
that's strange, I often upload lots in one go. I always open the uploader in another tab, then it won't close when you copy paste them over ;)

Sonia
Must do that next time - it is so obvious! Oh well, brain cells are off today.

Peter

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