[OPEN][POETRY]Poems, by Roderic Quinn - kit

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 27th, 2020, 7:20 pm

Poems, by Roderic Quinn (1867 - 1949).

Roderic Quinn was the seventh child of Irish parents Edward Quinn, letter-carrier, and his wife Catherine. He wrote a number of short stories during his career, but it was poetry that was his first calling, and The Bulletin was his primary vehicle of publication. Quinn was a leading member of the Dawn and Dusk Club in the 1890s, although in contrast to the club's boisterous reputation he "had an air of courteous deference and a fine sense of humour." Norman Lindsay observed: "Listening was his distinguished characteristic. He was a very tall man, so that with men of average height he had to bend a little to be on equal terms, and this bending gave him the air of courteous deference. The courtesy was genuine. He was a kindly man, for I never heard him say anything depreciative of others, either their works or their personalities." ( Wikipedia)
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"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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Victor J Daley George Essex Evans Roderic Quinn Mary Hannay Foott Marie E. J. Pitt James Hebblethwaite Shaw Neilson

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Post by Kitty » November 29th, 2020, 2:52 am

I can set this up Chris. Will you also be DPL here ?

Oh and we would need an "original" intro blurb from you, we don't simply want to use a copy/paste from wikipedia if it's possible.

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 29th, 2020, 3:00 am

Yes, I will be DPL.

An "original blurb"? It was just that I thought that, for once, Wikipedia had such a right-on description of the guy. I suppose I could paraphrase it, though in inferior quality ... Australians don't mess with Norman "Magic Pudding" Lindsay!

Chris
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Post by Kitty » November 29th, 2020, 3:02 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 3:00 am
An "original blurb"? It was just that I thought that, for once, Wikipedia had such a right-on description of the guy. I suppose I could paraphrase it, though in inferior quality ...
yes please don't just make a straight copy/paste. And I'm sure you will not deliver inferior quality ;) Maybe write it a bit shorter.

MW coming up soon....

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 29th, 2020, 3:04 am

Kitty wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 3:02 am
SonOfTheExiles wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 3:00 am
An "original blurb"? It was just that I thought that, for once, Wikipedia had such a right-on description of the guy. I suppose I could paraphrase it, though in inferior quality ...
yes please don't just make a straight copy/paste. And I'm sure you will not deliver inferior quality ;) Maybe write it a bit shorter.

MW coming up soon....

Sonia
I just love it when the admins tell me to "get creative". :lol:

Chris
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Post by Kitty » November 29th, 2020, 3:11 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 3:04 am
I just love it when the admins tell me to "get creative". :lol:
You still have time till the end of the project, so there is no hurry.

Ok, MW is up and running, you can fill out all the titles and page numbers (in such a big project it's always helpful to have the correct page in the MW, so readers don't need to page through the book in search of their poem).

I abbreviated the LV disclaimer to the poetry disclaimer. Much easier for such a project.

Will stay in here for another day, then we move over to Readers Wanted...

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 29th, 2020, 4:43 am

Note 1 - "Currency Lads and Lasses" were the first generations of native-born white Australians. They were the children of the British settlers and convicts who arrived in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, beginning with the First Fleet in 1788. The term was derogatory, suggesting that what passed for currency in the colony of New South Wales was supposedly inferior to the genuine British "sterling".

Note 2 - "Quandongs" - the 'a' is pronounced as if it were an 'o', hence "QUON-dongs.

Note 3 - "Acushla" comes from the Irish Gaelic "cuisle", which figuratively means "darling" but more literally means "pulse" or "vein."

Note 4 - "Quay" - it may not be necessary to state, but it can't hurt to mention, that "quay" is pronounced as "key".

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by alanmapstone » November 29th, 2020, 5:09 am

Sections 4 10 15 22 44 47 68 86 please, unless you are reserving any of these for yourself 😺
Hope that's not too greedy 🤞
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 29th, 2020, 5:16 am

Thanks, Alan, signed up!

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Post by alanmapstone » November 29th, 2020, 5:18 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 5:16 am
Thanks, Alan, signed up!
Sorry, can I take 86 instead of 30? 😺
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 29th, 2020, 5:22 am

Would you like 30 as well as 86? There’s heaps in this collection.
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Post by alanmapstone » November 29th, 2020, 5:24 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 5:22 am
Would you like 30 as well as 86? There’s heaps in this collection.
Why not 👍
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Post by mleigh » November 29th, 2020, 9:41 am

Could I have the following selections?

17 The Currency Lass
24 An Empty Room
31 Arnold Rode Behind
38 The Three Knocks
53 The Song
61 God's Answer

Thanks,

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Post by Algy Pug » November 29th, 2020, 5:40 pm

May I read Sections 5, 6 and 7?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 29th, 2020, 6:52 pm

mleigh wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 9:41 am
Could I have the following selections?

17 The Currency Lass
24 An Empty Room
31 Arnold Rode Behind
38 The Three Knocks
53 The Song
61 God's Answer

Thanks,

M
Thank you, signing you up!

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