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Post Posted:: December 23rd, 2012, 7:54 pm 

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History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1D by David Hume (1711 - 1776) -arb .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-history-of-england-from-the-invasion-of-julius-caesar-to-the-revolution-of-1688-volume-1d-by-david-hume/


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David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and renown; his historical writing earned his bread and butter. His "The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688", published between 1754 and 1764, was immensely popular and Hume wrote that "the copy-money given me by the booksellers much exceeded any thing formerly known in England; I was become not only independent, but opulent." The six volume work has had numerous editions and is still in print today. David Hume and Thomas Babington Macaulay have frequently been compared as the premier English historians but we don't have to choose because Macaulay begins where Hume leaves off.

This is Volume 1D which covers the reigns of Elizabeth I to James I. (Summary by Richard Carpenter)


  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you'd like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen. The target completion date for this project is 2013-March-30 .

    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): I will provide a link for each section to the text at Google Docs. The entire work is at: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19214/19214-h/19214-h.htm

  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    Dedicated Proof Listener is Michelle (wib66). Level of proof listening requested: standard

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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    Genres for the project:
    History

    Keywords that describe the book:
    English History
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Section [number] of History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1D. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      " History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1D , by David Hume . [Section]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Section]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1D , by David Hume . "

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 2.0.0. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    historyenglandvolume1d_##_hume.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. historyenglandvolume1d_01_hume.mp3) Please copy and paste the tag info from from the Google Doc source rather than typing them . It prevents errors.

    [b]ID3 V2 tags

    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - ##
    Artist: David Hume
    Album: History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1D
    Please copy and paste the tag info from from the Google Doc source rather than typing them . It prevents errors.

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.

    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://upload.librivox.org
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: arb-annise
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)


Last edited by katdad on December 24th, 2012, 9:06 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Posted:: December 23rd, 2012, 9:16 pm 

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Katdad,

I'd like to volunteer for the first 41 sections of Hume 1D, please.



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Post Posted:: December 24th, 2012, 3:38 am 
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All set up

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Post Posted:: December 24th, 2012, 7:55 am 

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Brendan: Sections 1-41 are yours.

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Post Posted:: December 24th, 2012, 9:16 am 

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I want to thank all of the readers of the first three volumes of the Hume History project. There are six volumes in all so we are half done. A special thank you to Michelle our DPL. She has devoted more time to this project than anyone. I also appreciate Anne's work as our MC on volumes 1A through 1C. :clap:

Much of this volume is already taken :D so as soon as Volume 1D 100% assigned, I will launch 1E.

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Post Posted:: December 24th, 2012, 9:46 am 
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Hi Katdad,

Google docs is asking for permission for the texts, you might want to check the settings :)

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Post Posted:: December 25th, 2012, 8:24 am 

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Diana: Thanks for the update. I had the wrong box checked. :oops: I had tried out the links but I did it from my computer so it just recognized me. Try again and let me know if it doesn't work.

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Post Posted:: December 25th, 2012, 8:36 am 
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Tried a few, they worked :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: December 30th, 2012, 4:44 pm 

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katdad wrote:
I want to thank all of the readers of the first three volumes of the Hume History project. There are six volumes in all so we are half done. A special thank you to Michelle our DPL. She has devoted more time to this project than anyone. I also appreciate Anne's work as our MC on volumes 1A through 1C. :clap:

Much of this volume is already taken :D so as soon as Volume 1D 100% assigned, I will launch 1E.

Katdad


Thank you very much for your kind words much appreciated. :D

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Post Posted:: January 3rd, 2013, 5:32 pm 

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I'd like to do 46, 47 and 48, please.


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Post Posted:: January 4th, 2013, 8:19 am 

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Asterix: Welcome to the Hume Project. I have assigned you sections 46-48.

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Post Posted:: January 8th, 2013, 2:43 pm 

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Hello,

I would like to try section 49 of part 1D please. I warn y'all I am a rank beginner here; that's why I am taking on just one part for now.


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Post Posted:: January 8th, 2013, 3:51 pm 

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May I read sections 49 to 54?

Thank you.

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Post Posted:: January 9th, 2013, 8:38 am 

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Katdad,

S 1.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/historyenglandvolume1d_01_hume.mp3

Duration 25:00 Db 90.

Michelle, this is a little on the high side, but it's kinda difficile to cut down 1 db within the software I use. I may have been just a little too close to the mike. If you note too much volume, or plosives/mouth noises, please tell me and I'll make the changes necessary. I don't mind at all, re-recording entirely, it's only 25 mins.

I want Elizabeth to be proud of me.

There is a phrase Hume uses when he regards her political activity post accession, "though determined in her own mind, she resolved to proceed by gradual and secure steps." So should all governments be led:)



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Post Posted:: January 9th, 2013, 8:58 am 

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Chiquito: Welcome to the Hume project. I have assigned you sections 49-54.

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