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Post by alg1001 » February 6th, 2017, 8:52 pm

The Natural History of Chocolate by D. de Quelus (circa 1700). Translated by Richard Brookes (1700 - 1763)

The Natural History of Chocolate being a Distinct and Particular Account of the Cocoa-tree, its Growth and Culture, and the Preparation, Excellent Properties, and Medicinal Virtues of its Fruit. Wherein the Errors of those who have wrote upon this Subject are discovered; the Best Way of Making Chocolate is explained; and several Uncommon Medicines drawn from it, are communicated. ( D. de Quelus)

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Post by Availle » February 7th, 2017, 4:10 am

Oh, choccies - perfect timing for Valentine's Day 8-)

Is there a reason why you divided chapter II of the second part into 4 pieces? To give more people a chance on this one maybe? If so, I'll take the final section only (section 9 in the MW) please. If not, I'll do the whole chapter II (sections 6 - 9) if you don't mind.
Cheers,
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Post by alg1001 » February 7th, 2017, 7:41 am

I did think chocolate would be nice for Valentine's Day and every day since it is medicinal. :wink:
I divided that chapter into section because I was trying to keep them short. It is unnecessary. I adjusted them now.
Section 6 is yours.
Thanks!
Amy :D
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Post by jasonb » February 7th, 2017, 8:19 am

Oh man! Chocolate? I would like section 8 to start please.
Regards,
Jason (back) in Canada

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Post by alg1001 » February 7th, 2017, 9:00 am

It is yours, Jason
Thanks!
Amy :D
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Post by ChuckW » February 7th, 2017, 9:04 am

I haven't done in a while, but would you mind if I DPL?
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Post by alg1001 » February 7th, 2017, 11:28 am

I am glad to have you aboard, Chuck.
Thanks!
Amy :D

I will move us over to Readers Wanted.
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Post by Michael6230 » February 7th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Why hello there, I would like to take on section 1 please of Chapter 1.

Cheerio

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Post by alg1001 » February 7th, 2017, 5:29 pm

Hi Michael,
It is yours.
Thanks!
Amy
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Post by ChuckW » February 7th, 2017, 6:44 pm

alg1001 wrote:I am glad to have you aboard, Chuck.
Thanks!
Amy :D

I will move us over to Readers Wanted.
Sweet!

(Pun very much intended.)
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Post by ashbyag » February 12th, 2017, 8:28 pm

I'd like to claim Section 7. Thank you!

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Post by alg1001 » February 15th, 2017, 6:15 am

Hi Ashbyag,
Section 7 is yours.
Thank you for your claim,
Amy :)
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Post by Availle » February 18th, 2017, 7:37 pm

here is section 6, with 19:34
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/historychocolate_06_quelus_128kb.mp3

Not an easy read, he uses semicolons where there should be fullstops... Interesting though, especially when he talks about his experiments to find out what chocolate - or rather: the cocoa bean - is made of.
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Post by alg1001 » February 19th, 2017, 5:43 am

Hi Ava,
I do like these launching old texts like this one, but sometimes the way they are written shows that it was a different time. When I first started I read for Amadis of Gaul. It had no quotation marks and changed who was speaking in the same paragraph. It was a nightmare to read.
I am glad that you found some interesting bits in this.
Thank you for your recording!
Amy :D
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Post by Michael6230 » February 19th, 2017, 5:51 am

Hi there,

I'm currently recording and I'd like to ask a few questions on the pronunciation of some words. They are as follows:

Primitiæ
Calix (Is it Kay-lix or Ka-lix)
Pistilla

Thanks in advance :)

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