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Post by Carolin » July 15th, 2018, 6:20 am

Mary Schweidler, the Amber Witch by Wilhelm Meinhold (1797 - 1851)
Translated by Lucie Duff-Gordon (1821 - 1869)
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Wilhelm Meinhold, a Pomeranian priest working on the Island of Usedom, relates the story of Mary Schweidler, the Amber Witch. The author assures us that the story he has to tell is based on a manuscript he found in the parish church, originally written by a previous pastor named Abraham Schweidler. Schweidler chronicles how his own daughter Mary was trapped and accused of witchcraft. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » July 19th, 2018, 12:09 am

this is an extremely interesting book with a very cool backstory (it was basically written to annoy the authors critics) :)

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by Carolin » July 19th, 2018, 11:41 pm

Off we go to readers wanted :thumbs:
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Post by TreyHouck » July 20th, 2018, 4:36 am

Hello there!

I would like to claim Section 1 for the purposes of reading. This is my first time reading for Librivox, so in the Librivox Catalogue I would like to go as "Trey Houck".

Is there a specific style you'd like me to read in or am I fine to go with what I think is best?

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Post by Carolin » July 20th, 2018, 6:05 am

hi trey, welcome to librivox!

you are welcome to read that section. I have signed you up, your personal catalog page is here: https://librivox.org/reader/12653

you can get started right away! have fun and please let us know if you need any help.

regarding the reading style, this is entirely up to you. i would recommend a natural style though ;)
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Post by TreyHouck » July 20th, 2018, 7:10 pm

Alright, so here is my first draft. I attempted doing some basic edits and noise reduction, but I will probably need a proof-listener to pick-up on anything I missed.

Cheers! :thumbs:
16 Minutes 11 Seconds
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Last edited by TreyHouck on July 20th, 2018, 11:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Carolin » July 20th, 2018, 9:58 pm

Thank you :thumbs:

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Post by linny » July 24th, 2018, 11:08 am

Hi Trey,
Welcome to LV!

Lovely reading. Thank you for your work.

There are a few corrections needed for your section. If you have any questions about my notes or how to make the corrections, please post in the thread. We have lots of resources and can point you to the ones that would prove most helpful.

0:25 Please delete the chapter one
The initial post instructions can be a little confusing for when there is a preface or introduction. Since this isn’t chapter one, please leave it as Preface and Introduction

4:45 Please delete two. See my Pl note for 9:25-9:57. If you wish, two may be replaced with Footnote: It is my intention to publish this trial also, as it possesses very great psychological interest. End footnote

6:01 missing text - It was not until very soon before the Reformation, that Innocent VIII. lamented that the complaints of universal Christendom against the evil practices of these women had become so general and so loud, that the most vigorous measures must be taken against them; and towards the end of the year 1489, he caused the notorious Hammer for Witches (Malleus Maleficarum) to be published, according to which proceedings were set on foot with the most fanatical zeal,

8:36 missing text – 4th. The specification of the whole income of the church at Coserow, before and during the terrible times of the Thirty Years' War.

9:25 – 9:57 Unless the BC directs otherwise footnotes generally are not read unless they are of particular interest. When they are read they should be read with the associated text.
Example: The aged and half-blind pastor had mistaken the folio for old parochial accounts which could be of no more use to any one. Footnote: The original manuscript does indeed contain several accounts which at first sight may have led to this mistake; besides, the handwriting is extremely difficult to read, and in several places the paper is discoloured and decayed. End footnote.
Please remove the reading of the footnotes or place them within the text. If you place them in the text please be sure to list the timestamps so we can spot PL your corrections. Current timestamps are 1) 2:38, 2) 4:45, 3) 5:53 4) 8:25.
If this were my reading I might include footnotes 1 and 2 but would definitely omit 3 and 4. As I said earlier though, unless the BC has indicated, footnotes are up to the reader.

9:57 missing section heading – Introduction The origin of our biographer cannot…

13:55 repeat - Methought when I married them that it would not turn out over well, seeing that she was in common report of having long lived in unchastity with Wittich Appelmann, who had ever been an arch-rogue, and especially an arrant whoremaster, and such the Lord never blesses.

16:08 missing ending – "End of Section one"

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Post by Carolin » July 24th, 2018, 10:34 pm

Thank you so much linny! :thumbs:
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Post by Annalisa56 » July 25th, 2018, 8:14 am

Good morning Carolin!
May I claim 17 How my poor child was taken up as a witch?
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Post by Carolin » July 25th, 2018, 11:42 pm

thank you!
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Post by Annalisa56 » August 26th, 2018, 8:58 am

HI Carolin!
Here is section 12:
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/amberwitch_12_meinhold_128kb.mp3. 11:24.70
My husband always listens to my recordings right before I send them. He asked What happens to the daughter? I told him he would have to read the book! :wink:
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Post by Carolin » August 27th, 2018, 12:02 am

Thank you so much :D

Maybe you can convince your husband to record a chapter for us :lol:
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Post by linny » August 27th, 2018, 1:57 pm

AnnaLisa,
Great work on section 12. PL OK.

I agree with your husband. What happens next?

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Post by suebradlee » August 27th, 2018, 8:05 pm

Hello. I am also new to Librivox and would like to read chapters 7 and 8. I can go by SueBradlee. Hope to have both done by the weekend. Thanks!

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