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Post by maxgal » July 13th, 2019, 11:15 am

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July 7th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Hi Tricia,
I like the Catechism of Familiar Things in your suggestion list.
Looks like just one or a few chapters will be plenty long enough...lots of:
"What is this?" ... "It is this."
"What is that?" ... "It is that."
"Is it really?" ... "Yes, indeed."
...LJB 😴
Just FYI for now:
I am planning to do "Selections From" the Catechism of Familiar Things, specifically:
(depending on how long it takes)
: Chapter 1 -- Dew, Water, Rain, etc.
: Chapter 2 -- Corn, Barley, Pearl Barley, etc.
: Chapter 4 -- Cocoa, Toddy, Cherries, etc.
: Chapter 5 -- Bombazine, Crape, Camlet, etc.
...LJB
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Post by TriciaG » July 13th, 2019, 2:58 pm

Sounds like a plan!
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Post by Horner94 » July 15th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Hello,

I just want to pass it by you and make sure that it is okay to read two chapters from a book titled Art by Auguste Rodin (Chapters 8 & 9). I have a question: How will I record between the transition from chapter 8 to chapter 9? I'm a bit uncertain about this.
Here is a link to the text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/59799/59799-h/59799-h.htm#Page_175

I hope I have been clear enough.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by TriciaG » July 15th, 2019, 2:02 pm

In the intro, you'd say "Chapters 8 and 9 of..." Then after the disclaimer, at the start of the text, you'd say, "Chapter 8. Thought in Art."

Then at the end of chapter 8: "He is, as Dante said of Virgil, 'their guide, their master, and their friend.'"

Pause maybe 2 seconds, then "Chapter 9. Mystery in Art."

Seems pretty straightforward to me. :)
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Post by Horner94 » July 15th, 2019, 2:04 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 2:02 pm
In the intro, you'd say "Chapters 8 and 9 of..." Then after the disclaimer, at the start of the text, you'd say, "Chapter 8. Thought in Art."

Then at the end of chapter 8: "He is, as Dante said of Virgil, 'their guide, their master, and their friend.'"

Pause maybe 2 seconds, then "Chapter 9. Mystery in Art."

Seems pretty straightforward to me. :)
Alright, thanks! :D

Your very helpful, I just wanted reassurance.

Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by tcjsavannah » July 15th, 2019, 4:26 pm

Hi there. I was checking out this thread and saw that Spalding's Base Ball Guide of 1889 was listed as a suggestion. I would love to read a portion of it, but I have no idea how to approach some of the statistical tables, mostly because they seem to be formatted horribly no matter which version I try to read on gutenberg.

Can someone who's read a similar work help me maybe pick out a section? Thanks!

-- Chad

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Post by TriciaG » July 15th, 2019, 5:13 pm

tcjsavannah wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Hi there. I was checking out this thread and saw that Spalding's Base Ball Guide of 1889 was listed as a suggestion. I would love to read a portion of it, but I have no idea how to approach some of the statistical tables, mostly because they seem to be formatted horribly no matter which version I try to read on gutenberg.

Can someone who's read a similar work help me maybe pick out a section? Thanks!

-- Chad
Did you try the plain text version? They seem to be lined up nicely there. There are also other yearly editions on Archive which are scans of the originals: https://archive.org/search.php?query=Spalding%27s+Baseball+Guide+and+Official+League+Book

Pick your favorite year. ;)
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Post by tcjsavannah » July 15th, 2019, 7:51 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 5:13 pm

Did you try the plain text version? They seem to be lined up nicely there. There are also other yearly editions on Archive which are scans of the originals: https://archive.org/search.php?query=Spalding%27s+Baseball+Guide+and+Official+League+Book

Pick your favorite year. ;)
Ah, those are much better, thank you!

So, one other question still remains - how would you read a table? For example, in the following:

https://archive.org/details/spaldingsbasebal189chic/page/n19

If I were to start with the won-lost record table, would it be "Brooklyn, won 86, lost 43, played 129, drawn 0, batting average .267, fielding average .921"
Or should I do each column - "Games won, Brooklyn, 86, Chicago, 83, Philadelphia, 78"

Or am I overthinking it?

-- Chad

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Post by TriciaG » July 16th, 2019, 4:38 am

Either way. :)

I think it would take more time to read them across, because I'd think that saying those headings each time would go slower. But that's probably not an important factor, and it might not make that much difference anyway.
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Post by maxgal » July 18th, 2019, 9:37 am

maxgal wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 11:15 am
maxgal wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Hi Tricia,
I like the Catechism of Familiar Things in your suggestion list.
Looks like just one or a few chapters will be plenty long enough...lots of:
"What is this?" ... "It is this."
"What is that?" ... "It is that."
"Is it really?" ... "Yes, indeed."
...LJB 😴
Just FYI for now:
I am planning to do "Selections From" the Catechism of Familiar Things, specifically:
(depending on how long it takes)
: Chapter 1 -- Dew, Water, Rain, etc.
: Chapter 2 -- Corn, Barley, Pearl Barley, etc.
: Chapter 4 -- Cocoa, Toddy, Cherries, etc.
: Chapter 5 -- Bombazine, Crape, Camlet, etc.
...LJB
I'm back!

I am getting the Catechism ready, and have a quick Q for you (in the "better safe than sorry" vein):

There is no author indicated; after the title (and explanation thereof), it just says --

New York, Cincinnati, and St. Louis:
BENZIGER BROTHERS
PRINTERS TO THE HOLY APOSTOLIC SEE.
Copyright, 1881, by BENZIGER BROTHERS.

So my Q is:
Can I say, "Selections from A Catechism of Familiar Things, published by Benziger Brothers"?

Thanks very much...LJB
Louise
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Post by TriciaG » July 18th, 2019, 9:40 am

I like it! It sounds better than "Selections from A Catechism of Familiar Things, by unknown." ;)

Or you could do "by anonymous" - either the publisher or anon. works for me.
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Post by maxgal » July 18th, 2019, 9:46 am

FAB.
I'll say "published by...."
And, in the spirit of the project...
I might even say the entire title & explanation ("their history...schools and families...enlarged and revised edition").
And even even even, the scintillating Preface as well as a few chapters.
...LJB 8-)
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Post by TriciaG » July 18th, 2019, 9:47 am

:thumbs:
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Post by Horner94 » July 18th, 2019, 5:20 pm

Hello,
I was wanting to record myself reading Rainer Maria Rilke's book titled Letters To A Young Poet. Do you have a link to the text I can use? I can't seem to find it on The Gutenberg Project. Your help will be most appreciated.
Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by TriciaG » July 19th, 2019, 6:46 am

Horner94 wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Hello,
I was wanting to record myself reading Rainer Maria Rilke's book titled Letters To A Young Poet. Do you have a link to the text I can use? I can't seem to find it on The Gutenberg Project. Your help will be most appreciated.
Many thanks,
Chad
Publication date 1929 in German; the English would be later, so it's not PD.
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