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Post by soupy » January 12th, 2019, 5:55 am

“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
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Post by Sue Anderson » January 12th, 2019, 6:54 am

soupy wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 5:55 am
Preparation For a Christian Life IV The Pause (2)
Soren Kierkegaard
Good morning, Craig, Thanks for continuing with Kierkegaard! :) I will PL this morning.

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 12th, 2019, 8:24 am

soupy wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 5:55 am
Preparation For a Christian Life IV The Pause (2)
Soren Kierkegaard

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Hi Craig, Every thing is ok except for one small slip at 9:23 (page 176, start of second paragraph). Text reads "if one should presume to say that..." You say "if one should presume to say something that..."

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Post by soupy » January 12th, 2019, 10:37 am

“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
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Post by Sue Anderson » January 12th, 2019, 1:29 pm

PL OK now! :) Thanks, Craig.

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 13th, 2019, 9:09 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf063_turner_thornbury_sa_128kb.mp3
18:27

J. M. W. Turner's Sketchbooks, A Sampling
by Walter Thornbury
from:
The Life of J. M. W. Turner, R.A., Founded on Letters and Papers furnished by His Friends and Fellow Academicians,
1862. Pages 358-367.

https://books.google.com/books?id=C7IQAAAAYAAJ

Thornbury was Turner's first biographer. He was allowed to examine some of Turner's sketchbooks in person. What I found intriguing about reading this account from 1862 is that, thanks to the internet, Turner's sketchbooks are now available to browse online: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/passage-of-the-simplon-sketchbook-r1132763#entry-main.

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Post by soupy » January 13th, 2019, 10:20 am

Thanks for the information about a new person for me Sue :D

Your reading is PLOK :thumbs:

Claude-Joseph Vernet (14 August 1714 – 3 December 1789)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Joseph_Vernet

It's good he had someone to try and imitate.

Craig
“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
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Kierkegaards Challenge

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 13th, 2019, 1:05 pm

soupy wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 10:20 am
Thanks for the information about a new person for me Sue :D

Your reading is PLOK :thumbs:

Claude-Joseph Vernet (14 August 1714 – 3 December 1789)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Joseph_Vernet

It's good he had someone to try and imitate.

Craig
Thanks for the PL, Craig! :) Finding out about new people or ideas is often what keeps me going with LibriVox. Which brings me to ask about the new quotes attached to your LibriVox signature. Who is Lichtenberg? I googled this name, and this is what came up: "Death prompts ban on fractal burning (also called Lichtenberg...a process that creates images on wood using high-voltage electricity)... https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/death-prompts-ban-fractal-burning

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Post by soupy » January 13th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German physicist, satirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. He is remembered for his posthumously published notebooks, which he himself called Sudelbücher, a description modelled on the English bookkeeping term "scrapbooks", and for his discovery of tree-like electrical discharge patterns now called Lichtenberg figures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Christoph_Lichtenberg

His books on Librivox are all in German
https://librivox.org/author/766?primary_key=766&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

Here's the quote from Wikiquote

A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out. We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.

Kierkegaard put the quote this way in his 1845 book Stages on Life's Way

Such works are mirrors: when an ape looks in, no apostle can look out. Lichtenberg

He does have one book in English.

Who is there among us who is not once a year mad, that is, who when he is alone does not imagine to himself another earth, other conditions of happiness than the actual ones? Sanity is nothing more than coming to oneself again as soon as the scene is over, leaving the play and going home.

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011406580?type%5B%5D=all&lookfor%5B%5D=Lichtenberg&filter%5B%5D=authorStr%3ALichtenberg%2C%20Georg%20Christoph%2C%201742-1799&ft=ft
“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
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Kierkegaards Challenge

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 13th, 2019, 2:25 pm

Lichtenberg explained! Thank you, Craig! :)

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Post by lurcherlover » January 16th, 2019, 4:26 am

Project Catalogue
https://librivox.org/reader/11274

Lady Astor to Churchill "If I were married to you I would probably put poison in your tea."
Churchill to Lady Astor "And if I were married to you I would probably drink it."

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 16th, 2019, 5:28 am

lurcherlover wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 4:26 am

Emotion of Multitude by W B Yeats (1865-1939)

Peter
Many thanks, Peter! :)

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Post by soupy » January 16th, 2019, 8:33 am

Thanks Peter :D Your reading is PLOK :thumbs:

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“Drink waters from thine own well.” Proverbs 5:15
Such books are mirrors: when an ape peers into them, no apostle can be looking out. Lichtenberg
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Post by ColleenMc » January 16th, 2019, 11:43 am

"Calamity Jane" by Lewis R. Freeman (1878-1960)

(an excerpt from Down the Yosemite by Lewis R. Freeman)


https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf063_calamityjane_freeman_cm_128kb.mp3

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37220

17:04

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 16th, 2019, 11:57 am

ColleenMc wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 11:43 am
"Calamity Jane" by Lewis R. Freeman (1878-1960)

(an excerpt from Down the Yosemite by Lewis R. Freeman)

Colleen
Hi Colleen, Another interesting read! :) Thanks!

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