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Post by Algy Pug » April 14th, 2018, 6:26 pm

Fortunatus' Song by Alfred Austin (1835 - 1913).

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Not all of the English poets laureate have been the greatest masters of verse. Alfred Austin, who assumed this post after Alfred Lord Tennyson, was one of the less distinguished - if more prolific - late Victorian poets. In modern times, his verse has become celebrated not for its smooth earnestness, but rather for the occasional howlers it contains. A notable example is this song from his pastoral epic Fortunatus the Pessimist, the final couplet of which is a popular favourite in anthologies of bad verse. ( Algy Pug)
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When the lambing ewes are hurdled,
When the cream floats rich and curdled,
When the throstle trills and trebles,
When betwixt the shining pebbles
And the runnel past them sailing
Poiseth, motionless, the grayling;
When the primrose-sheeted covers
Couches are for dreaming lovers,
When the foal and broodmare hinny,
And in every cut-down spinney
Ladysmocks grow mauve and mauver,
Then the winter days are over.

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Post by aradlaw » April 14th, 2018, 7:36 pm

All set Algy, thanks for BCing this week.
The winter days are not over here yet, at least 5 inches of snow today and freezing rain forecast for tomorrow. :help:
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Post by tovarisch » April 14th, 2018, 8:21 pm

Brrr...

Here is my atttttemptttt:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fortunatussong_austin_vb_128kb.mp3 0:54

Thanks, Algy!
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by Algy Pug » April 14th, 2018, 9:33 pm

tovarisch wrote:
April 14th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Brrr...

Here is my atttttemptttt:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fortunatussong_austin_vb_128kb.mp3 0:54

Thanks, Algy!

Thank you

Reading is PL OK. :D

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Post by aradlaw » April 15th, 2018, 8:31 am

Moving over to Short Works.
Algy, don't forget the - Read by ALP (or other readers' initials) in the Title . :wink:
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Post by Algy Pug » April 15th, 2018, 9:09 am

Here's my reading:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fortunatussong_austin_alp_128kb.mp3
0:56

Could someone please check this for me?

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Post by tovarisch » April 15th, 2018, 10:30 am

Your reading is PL OK, Algy! :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » April 15th, 2018, 3:51 pm

Fritz

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Post by Algy Pug » April 15th, 2018, 5:32 pm

tovarisch wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 10:30 am
Your reading is PL OK, Algy! :thumbs:

Thank you.

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Post by Algy Pug » April 15th, 2018, 5:45 pm

Claire wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Here's mine at 58 seconds:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fortunatussong_austin_lah_128kb.mp3
Thank you Lee Ann

PL OK. :thumbs:

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Post by Algy Pug » April 15th, 2018, 5:46 pm

pschempf wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 3:51 pm
And mine -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fortunatussong_austin_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 0:50
Thanks Phil

One small divergence from the text noted:
0:35
Ladysmocks grow mauve and mauver,
I heard
"Ladymocks"

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Post by Algy Pug » April 15th, 2018, 5:48 pm

TomDaley wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 4:56 pm
Here's mine -- 56 seconds

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fortunatussong_austin_td_128kb.mp3

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Thanks Tom

One small error:
0:11
When the lambing ewes are hurdled
I heard
'lambling"

I also noted that there were a few plosives throughout which marred an otherwise excellent reading. If you are not already using one, a pop filter is recommended.

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Post by pschempf » April 15th, 2018, 6:02 pm

Algy Pug wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 5:46 pm
pschempf wrote:
April 15th, 2018, 3:51 pm
And mine -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fortunatussong_austin_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 0:50
Thanks Phil

One small divergence from the text noted:
0:35
Ladysmocks grow mauve and mauver,
I heard
"Ladymocks"

Cheers
Fixt -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fortunatussong_austin_ps_128kb.mp3
Time is the same - 0:50
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