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Post by HannahMary » January 10th, 2018, 1:58 pm

A Retrospect by J. Hudson Taylor (1832 - 1905).

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Join James Hudson Taylor on the God-led journey through his calling, time of preparation, and life work in China. This British Christian missionary founded China Inland Mission (CIM), now known as OMF International. ( HannahMary)
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Post by HannahMary » January 10th, 2018, 2:01 pm

I would love to BC and DPL this as a collaborative project.
The publication date was not listed in the Gutenberg edition, nor could I find the date for this third edition in my online search. So I just included the original publication date.
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Post by TriciaG » January 11th, 2018, 12:17 pm

This is set up. :)
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
21st Century Policing recommendations: LINK

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Post by HannahMary » January 11th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Wonderful, thank you Tricia! I will fill in the MW soon.
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Post by HannahMary » January 11th, 2018, 1:35 pm

MW filled in.
Quick question: Some of the chapter titles in the table of contents are a little different than the chapter titles in the text. Should I make them consistent with those in the text since that is how they would be stated by the reader as they begin the chapter?
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Post by TriciaG » January 11th, 2018, 1:44 pm

I think so.

Can you give an example of an inconsistency? Is the one in the text longer or something?
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
21st Century Policing recommendations: LINK

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Post by HannahMary » January 11th, 2018, 1:50 pm

Sure! They don't seem to have to do with length this time, though.

11 With the Rev. William Burns
instead of With the Rev. W. C. Burns

12 Called to Swatow
instead of The Call to Swatow
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Post by TriciaG » January 11th, 2018, 1:57 pm

OK, basically bad editing and proofreading. :) In this day and age of word processing, those would be linked, so it wouldn't happen! :lol:

I'd say, go with the ones in the text.
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
21st Century Policing recommendations: LINK

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Post by HannahMary » January 11th, 2018, 2:03 pm

Got it, thanks! I think I'm ready to go unless you see anything else lacking.
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Post by silverquill » January 11th, 2018, 9:36 pm

One of my heroes!

I was able to clear some of my bigger pieces today,
so could I start with Sections 1 and 2?

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Post by HannahMary » January 12th, 2018, 7:35 am

I will reserve those sections for you with pleasure, Silverquill! I am excited to learn more about Hudson Taylor as I PL this book, since I haven't had a copy on hand to read before.
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Post by HannahMary » January 20th, 2018, 6:13 pm

I have posted chapter 20 but will need someone else to PL this for me. Should I see if my DPL from another project (OriginalElsa) will do this one file as well?
Time 9:35
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Post by silverquill » February 13th, 2018, 11:47 pm


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Post by silverquill » February 14th, 2018, 12:00 am

HannahMary wrote:
January 20th, 2018, 6:13 pm
I have posted chapter 20 but will need someone else to PL this for me. Should I see if my DPL from another project (OriginalElsa) will do this one file as well?
Time 9:35
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/retrospect_20_taylor_128kb.mp3
If it is okay, I've listened to this beautiful reading, and it is PL OK.

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Post by HannahMary » February 14th, 2018, 9:08 am

silverquill wrote:
February 14th, 2018, 12:00 am
If it is okay, I've listened to this beautiful reading, and it is PL OK.
I appreciate it, Silverquill. And thank you for chapter one. I look forward to listening!
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