COMPLETE [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Lines. After the Manner of the Olden Time by George Pope Morris - dl

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Post by aradlaw » February 18th, 2019, 1:23 pm

Lines. After the Manner of the Olden Time by George Pope Morris (1802 - 1864).

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George Pope Morris was an American editor, poet, and songwriter. He was especially well-known was his poem-turned-song "Woodman, Spare that Tree! ( Wikipedia)
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Lines. After the Manner of the Olden Time. by George Pope Morris, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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O Love! the mischief thou hast done!
Thou god of pleasure and of pain!—
None can escape thee—yes there's one—
All others find the effort vain:
Thou cause of all my smiles and tears!
Thou blight and bloom of all my years!

Love bathes him in the morning dews,
Reclines him in the lily bells,
Reposes in the rainbow hues,
And sparkles in the crystal wells,
Or hies him to the coral-caves,
Where sea-nymphs sport beneath the waves.

Love vibrates in the wind-harp's tune—
With fays and oreads lingers he—
Gleams in th' ring of the watery moon,
Or treads the pebbles of the sea.
Love rules "the court, the camp, the grove"—
Oh, everywhere we meet thee, Love!

And everywhere he welcome finds,
From cottage-door to palace-porch—
Love enters free as spicy winds,
With purple wings and lighted torch,
With tripping feet and silvery tongue,
And bow and darts behind him slung.

He tinkles in the shepherd's bell
The village maiden leans to hear—
By lattice high he weaves his spell,
For lady fair and cavalier:
Like sun-bursts on the mountain snow,
Love's genial warmth melts high and low.

Then why, ye nymphs Arcadian, why—
Since Love is general as the air—
Why does he not to Lelia fly,
And soften that obdurate fair?
Scorn nerves her proud, disdainful heart!
She scoffs at Love and all his art!

Oh, boy-god, Love!—An archer thou!—
Thy utmost skill I fain would test;
One arrow aim at Lelia now,
And let thy target be her breast!
Her heart bind in thy captive train,
Or give me back my own again!

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Post by msfry » February 18th, 2019, 9:18 pm

Okay, I'll kick this one off. I'm due for a bit of playful humor!

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lines_morris_mtf_128kb.mp3 2:31
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Post by aradlaw » February 19th, 2019, 9:54 am

Thank you Michele and VBV. :thumbs:
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Post by jfgallagher » February 19th, 2019, 12:28 pm

Hello again!

I liked the changes to my setup so much that I had to try it again, so here is my rendition of Lines:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lines_morris_jfg_128kb.mp3
recording time: 2:14

Thanks again!

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Post by aradlaw » February 19th, 2019, 2:30 pm

Thank you Jim. :thumbs:
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Post by NemoR » February 19th, 2019, 4:15 pm

Hi David!

Here is mine at 2:42 ... https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lines_morris_nr_128kb.mp3

I have a new PC, OS and version of Audacity, so I hope I got all the tech settings right ..let me know if anything looks off!
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Post by pschempf » February 19th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Hi David -

Here's mine for this go round -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lines_morris_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 2:29
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Post by iBeScotty » February 19th, 2019, 7:02 pm

Scotty

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Post by aradlaw » February 19th, 2019, 7:45 pm

Thank you Nemo, Phil and Scotty. :thumbs:
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Post by msfry » February 19th, 2019, 9:48 pm

David, If the summary hinted at Cupid, would that spoil the surprise? First time reading it, it surprised the hell outa me!
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Post by brucek » February 20th, 2019, 8:05 am

Here's mine at 3:03

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/lines_morris_bk_128kb.mp3

David, you will hear one discrepancy from the copy supra.
In the penultimate stanza of the original (from which I read), the fourth line is "And soften that obdurate fair?"

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Post by aradlaw » February 20th, 2019, 4:48 pm

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by grs2905 » February 20th, 2019, 6:33 pm

Regards,

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Post by aradlaw » February 20th, 2019, 7:15 pm

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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