[Weekly Poetry] Summer by Marietta Holley - dl

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Post by aradlaw » September 13th, 2020, 7:06 am

Summer by Marietta Holley (1836 - 1926).
Marietta Holley was an American humorist who used satire to comment on U.S. society and politics. Holley enjoyed a prolific writing career and was a bestselling author in the late 19th century, though she was largely forgotten by the time of her death. Her writing was frequently compared to that of Mark Twain and Edgar Nye. Along with Frances Miriam Whitcher and Ann S. Stephens, Holley is remembered as one of America's most significant early female humorists. ( Wikipedia)
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Now sinks the Summer sun into the sea;
Sure never such a sunset shone as this,
That on its golden wing has borne such bliss;
Dear Love to thee and me.

Ah, life was drear and lonely, missing thee,
Though what my loss I did not then divine;
But all is past—the sweet words, thou art mine,
Make bliss for thee and me.

How swells the light breeze o'er the blossoming lea,
Sure never winds swept past so sweet and low,
No lonely, unblest future waiteth now;
Dear Love for thee and me.

Look upward o'er the glowing West, and see,
Surely the star of evening never shone
With such a holy radiance—oh, my own,
Heaven smiles on thee and me.


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Post by aradlaw » September 13th, 2020, 9:12 am

Could someone please PL my reading...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/summer_holley_dbl_128kb.mp3
1:15
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Post by Claire » September 13th, 2020, 12:22 pm

aradlaw wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 9:12 am
Could someone please PL my reading...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/summer_holley_dbl_128kb.mp3
1:15
PL OK, David! :thumbs:

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Post by aradlaw » September 13th, 2020, 12:36 pm

Thank you Lee Ann. :thumbs:

..and thanks for the PL.
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Post by roboro » September 13th, 2020, 12:56 pm

Hi
Here is my reading of the poem:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/summer_holley_rgp_128kb.mp3

I've run it through Checker and listened it through, but please can someone PL.
Thanks

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Post by aradlaw » September 13th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Thank you Rowan. :thumbs:
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Post by roboro » September 14th, 2020, 1:49 am

aradlaw wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Thank you Rowan. :thumbs:
*Please post the file duration with your link. :wink:
Whoops. Sorry. I need to get into some new habits. It looks like you caught this anyway, so thanks.

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Post by pschempf » September 14th, 2020, 12:09 pm

Hi David -

Here's mine -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/summer_holley_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:12
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Post by Horner94 » September 14th, 2020, 12:36 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/summer_holley_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:10

Many thanks,
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Post by aradlaw » September 14th, 2020, 2:55 pm

Tlcarnes616 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:06 am
Hello!

Please PL my reading

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/summer_holley_tlc_128kb.mp3

1.04
:D
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Post by aradlaw » September 14th, 2020, 3:00 pm

alexfoster wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 11:59 am
May I please have a PL?

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/summer_holley_ajf_128kb.mp3
1.11
Good reading Alex, but there are a couple of issues to correct...
- the volume is low at 80.3 dB, You should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

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You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker You will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK) (all the other tech specs are there also)
- your DC offset is -45, as far as I know, this is caused by the computer system, a Effects/Normalize will bring the offset down near 0
- we need a opening silence of .5 to 1 second, yours is 2 seconds.
Please upload with the same filename. :wink:
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