[NONFIC/NATURE] The Flowers of Shakespeare - philc

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Post by KevinS » June 20th, 2019, 6:51 pm

The Flowers of Shakespeare by Esther Singleton (1865 - 1930).

A lovely collection of prose with information about those flowers that appear in William Shakespeare's work. The brief chapters are categorized by the four seasons in which the flowers first appear. (KevinS)
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Post by KevinS » June 20th, 2019, 6:53 pm

Please see below for the various introductions for each section. Page numbers are provided for your ease, but are not read.

As an example, here is the text for the first reading`s introduction:

"The Sweet o' the Year," Part One from The Flowers of Shakespeare. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"

(Optional: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]")

"The Flowers of Shakespeare, by Esther Singleton. Primroses, Cowslips, and Oxlips.



"The Sweet o' the Year" I. AND Primroses, Cowslips, and Oxlips 93
"The Sweet o' the Year" II. AND "Daffodils That Come Before the Swallow Dares" 109
"The Sweet o' the Year" III. AND "Daisies Pied and Violets Blue" 118
"The Sweet o' the Year" IV. AND "Lady-smocks All Silver White" and "Cuckoo-buds of Every Yellow Hue" 130
"The Sweet o' the Year" V. AND Anemones and "Azured Harebells" 133
"The Sweet o' the Year" VI. AND Columbine and Broom-flower 137

"Sweet Summer Buds" I. AND "Morning Roses Newly Washed with Dew" 145
"Sweet Summer Buds" II. AND "Lilies of All Kinds" 160
"Sweet Summer Buds" III. AND Crown-Imperial and Flower-de-Luce 167
"Sweet Summer Buds" IV. AND Fern and Honeysuckle 175
"Sweet Summer Buds" V. AND Carnations and Gilliflowers 181
"Sweet Summer Buds" VI. AND Marigold and Larkspur 189
"Sweet Summer Buds" VII. AND Pansies for Thoughts and Poppies for Dreams 200
"Sweet Summer Buds" VIII. AND Crow-flowers and Long Purples 207
"Sweet Summer Buds" IX. AND Saffron Crocus and Cuckoo-flowers . 210
"Sweet Summer Buds" X. AND Pomegranate and Myrtle 215

"Herbs of Grace" and "Drams of Poison" I. AND Rosemary and Rue 224
"Herbs of Grace" and "Drams of Poison" II. AND Lavender, Mints, and Fennel 231
"Herbs of Grace" and "Drams of Poison" III. AND Sweet Marjoram, Thyme, and Savory 236
"Herbs of Grace" and "Drams of Poison" IV. AND Sweet Balm and Camomile 243
"Herbs of Grace" and "Drams of Poison" V. AND Dian's Bud and Monk's-hood Blue 246

"When Icicles Hano by the Wall" I. AND Holly and Ivy 253
"When Icicles Hano by the Wall" II. AND Mistletoe and Box 261
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Post by philchenevert » June 21st, 2019, 7:27 am

What a lovely bouquet of an idea! I will set this up for you Kevin.
EDIT: you might want to note in the summary that these are not poems but rather discussions of the plants he references in his plays. Not really important but I just assumed from the title t hey were the poems. Silly me. :D
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Post by KevinS » June 21st, 2019, 7:43 am

philchenevert wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 7:27 am
What a lovely bouquet of an idea! I will set this up for you Kevin.
EDIT: you might want to note in the summary that these are not poems but rather discussions of the plants he references in his plays. Not really important but I just assumed from the title t hey were the poems. Silly me. :D
EDIT 2: If you need help setting up the magic window let me know.
Thank you!

I will take your advice!
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Post by KevinS » June 21st, 2019, 7:57 am

philchenevert wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 7:27 am
What a lovely bouquet of an idea! I will set this up for you Kevin.
EDIT: you might want to note in the summary that these are not poems but rather discussions of the plants he references in his plays. Not really important but I just assumed from the title t hey were the poems. Silly me. :D
EDIT 2: If you need help setting up the magic window let me know.
Phil, we only need the 23 sections. It's a bit confusing as the author or publisher marked with page number the opening of a new season, but there is no text involved. Are you able to eliminate sections 24-27?
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Post by philchenevert » June 21st, 2019, 8:30 am

No problem at all.
EDI T: done :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Post by KevinS » June 21st, 2019, 8:48 am

philchenevert wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 8:30 am
No problem at all.
EDI T: done :thumbs: :thumbs:
Thank you!
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Post by KevinS » June 21st, 2019, 8:54 am

I hope it`s not rude to claim sections so early on.

I take 6 and 10.
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Post by elsieselwyn » June 21st, 2019, 8:56 am

At your service as DPL :D

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Post by KevinS » June 21st, 2019, 9:00 am

elsieselwyn wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 8:56 am
At your service as DPL :D
Lovely!
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Post by philchenevert » June 21st, 2019, 9:59 am

Kevin. I removed the references to ID3 tags in the first post. Hope that is OK. Our template still includes the reference but it is superfluous now since they are standardized in the validation period.
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Post by KevinS » June 21st, 2019, 10:03 am

Thank you. I'm now trying to make clear the instructions for the intro.

I hope I'm not making everything too complicated. (I don't mean to do so.)
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Post by KevinS » June 21st, 2019, 11:23 am

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Post by NemoR » June 21st, 2019, 5:20 pm

Hey Kevin,

What a cool project!

May I claim sections 3 and 22 please.
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Post by KevinS » June 21st, 2019, 5:47 pm

NemoR wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 5:20 pm
Hey Kevin,

What a cool project!

May I claim sections 3 and 22 please.
Do, sir, join the merriment.
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