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Post by Carolin » April 19th, 2018, 11:24 am

The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. IV: Great Britain - II by William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925) and Francis Whiting Halsey (1851 - 1919).
In 1906, William Jennings Bryan, himself a famous American orator, and Francis Whiting Halsey published a series of the most famous orations of all time. They are ordered by both geographic area and time period, ranging from Ancient Greece to their contemporary United States. The third, fourth, and fifth volumes of this collection concern British speakers. The speeches contained in this third volume are ordered chronologically. We begin in the year 1781 with a speech on the war in America, and end this volume in the middle of the 19th century with a speech on the "Trent" Affair. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » April 19th, 2018, 11:52 am

this project is now ready to go! all readers and a dpl are most welcome :D
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Post by pschempf » April 19th, 2018, 11:58 am

Carolin -

May I have section 15?
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Post by MrsHand » April 19th, 2018, 12:58 pm

I can continue as DPL, if you'd like.

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Post by DrPGould » April 19th, 2018, 4:25 pm

Hello again Carolin and Kristin.

IF I haven't worn out my welcome (and Kristin's ears), I'd like to claim Sections 1,2,3 and 16.

Delighted to be able to read for this project.

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Post by NemoR » April 20th, 2018, 8:27 am

May I have sections 4,5,6 please.

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Post by msfry » April 20th, 2018, 9:51 am

I would like to claim Sections 4, 5, 6, and 7, by Charles James Fox, if I may.
Never heard of him, but I like his oratory style and what I he is saying here.
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Post by pschempf » April 20th, 2018, 12:43 pm

Carolin -

I didn't see a reply from you, but went ahead with section 15 when I saw my name entered in the MW. I hope that is alright.

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Post by Carolin » April 22nd, 2018, 11:42 pm

Hi guys, sorry for the long absence. I took my boyfriend and his appendix to the er on friday and didn't get around to updating anything since. Back on track now.

Thank you all for joining us in this project, especially kristin as dpl :9:
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Post by Carolin » April 22nd, 2018, 11:43 pm

msfry wrote:
April 20th, 2018, 9:51 am
I would like to claim Sections 4, 5, 6, and 7, by Charles James Fox, if I may.
Never heard of him, but I like his oratory style and what I he is saying here.
Hi michelle, i have now only signed you up for section 7, as the other three were claimed by nemo just before you. Can i offer you another open section instead? Thank you!
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Post by MrsHand » April 23rd, 2018, 6:04 am

pschempf wrote:
April 20th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Carolin -

I didn't see a reply from you, but went ahead with section 15 when I saw my name entered in the MW. I hope that is alright.

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Post by pschempf » April 23rd, 2018, 6:50 am

Carolin wrote:
April 22nd, 2018, 11:42 pm
Hi guys, sorry for the long absence. I took my boyfriend and his appendix to the er on friday and didn't get around to updating anything since. Back on track now.

Thank you all for joining us in this project, especially kristin as dpl :9:
Yikes! I hope that all turned out well and your friend and you are both better.
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Post by pschempf » April 23rd, 2018, 6:51 am

MrsHand wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 6:04 am
pschempf wrote:
April 20th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Carolin -

I didn't see a reply from you, but went ahead with section 15 when I saw my name entered in the MW. I hope that is alright.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/orations4_15_bryan_128kb.mp3
Track length: 9:30
Section 15 is PL OK!
Thank you Kristin!
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Post by msfry » April 23rd, 2018, 7:06 am

Carolin wrote:
April 22nd, 2018, 11:43 pm
Hi michelle, i have now only signed you up for section 7, as the other three were claimed by nemo just before you. Can i offer you another open section instead? Thank you!
I noticed that claim the next time I visited the forum. It wasn't there when I submitted my post, indicating there must be a delay in the forum updating process.

Okay, I will take 7. It will be interesting to compare Pitt's arguments in 3 (by the same name), with Fox's diametrically opposed arguments in 7.

I'd like to claim Section 9 as well.
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