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Post by Sue Anderson » December 30th, 2019, 3:44 pm

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 072

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-072-by-various/


This collection is dedicated to recordings of short nonfiction works in English which are in the Public Domain (generally meaning that they were published prior to 1924). Nonfiction includes essays and speeches; letters and diaries; biography and history; film, book and music reviews; descriptions of travel, politics and sports; instructional manuals, even a favorite recipe from a public domain cookbook! Your nonfiction recording can be on any topic. Some suggestions for source material can be found here.

Please select and record any short nonfiction piece in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Try to stay with works that run less than 60 minutes. You may read up to 2 selections per volume. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Multiple versions are welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 30th, 2019, 3:44 pm

Welcome to the 72nd volume of the Short Nonfiction Collection. This is a place to share a special interest by recording a short work of public domain nonfiction. If you haven't something already in mind that you'd like to record, there are many bookshelves at Gutenberg.org to explore http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf. The bookshelves for Countries, Education, Fine Arts, History, Music, Periodicals, and Technology are some places to start.

Hathi Trust and Archive.org are good resources:

https://archive.org/
https://www.hathitrust.org/

The Online Books Page has over 2 million PD listings! It was suggested by Soupy (Craig), our Dedicated Proof Listener.
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is a great source for natural history. It was suggested by LibriVoxer MillionMoments. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

The Linda Hall Science, Engineering, and Technology Library has some unique items in its Digital Collection https://www.lindahall.org/collections/

Sourcing your recording from Wikisource is NOT recommended.

If you have any doubts about the public domain status of anything you want to read for the collection, please feel free to post the source along with your query in the thread, and I will be glad to help you! Thanks!

Please note: There is a limit of two selections per reader for this volume of Short Nonfiction.

Please check the "vitals" of your recording with Checker https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker before sending it up to the Nonfiction Collection! :) Checker is an easy to use "open source tool that looks for common problems with recordings for LibriVox... Checker saves time by checking contributions for common issues before files are uploaded." Thanks! :) :)

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Post by Horner94 » December 30th, 2019, 5:13 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution:
Author: G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
Title: Child Psychology and Nonsense
URL to text: www.gkc.org.uk/gkc/books/child_psychology.html
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_childpsychologyandnonsense_chesterton_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 07:22
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 30th, 2019, 6:08 pm

Horner94 wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Hello,
Here is my contribution:
Author: G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
Title: Child Psychology and Nonsense
URL to text: www.gkc.org.uk/gkc/books/child_psychology.html
Audio recording ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_childpsychologyandnonsense_chesterton_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 07:22
Kind regards,
Chad
Hi Chad, Thanks for getting volume 72 off to a good start with C. K. Chesterton's 1921 critique of the children's literature of his day! :) "Most of the art and literature now magnificently manufactured for children is not even honestly meant to please children."

I found Chesterton's affection for old nursery rhymes quite enchanting:

"Now the old nursery rhymes were honestly directed to give children pleasure. Many of them have genuine elements of poetry, but they are not primarily meant to be poetry, because they are simply meant to be pleasure. In this sense "Hey Diddle Diddle" is something much more than an idyll. It is a masterpiece of psychology, a classic and perfect model of education. The lilt and jingle of it is exactly the sort that a baby can feel to be a tune and can turn into a dance. The imagery of it is exactly what is wanted for the first movements of imagination when it experiments in incongruity. For it is full of familiar objects in fantastic conjunction. The child has seen a cow and he has seen the moon. But the notion of the one jumping over the other is probably new to him and is, in the noblest word, nonsensical. Cats and dogs and dishes and spoons are all his daily companions and even his friends, but it gives him a sort of fresh surprise and happiness to think of their going on such a singular holiday."

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Post by soupy » January 1st, 2020, 5:37 am

Thanks Chad. I like Chesterton.

A few errors noted:

2:21 of educating the adult in the appreciation of babies. You said apprehension

4:19 Cyrano de Bergerac - mispronounced

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/cyrano-de-bergerac

Your volume is 92.1 - can you lower it by 3?

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Post by soupy » January 4th, 2020, 3:22 pm

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 4th, 2020, 6:12 pm

Thanks, Craig! :) Will PL soon!

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 5th, 2020, 10:59 am

soupy wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Theory and Practice in Government Reform
by Wilhelm von Humboldt 1767-1835

Craig
Hi Craig, Thanks for reading this excerpt from The Sphere and Duties of Government by Wilhelm von Humbolt (Alexander von Humbolt's brother). :) According to the translator, Joseph Coulthard, in his preface, Humbolt wrote this philosophical essay on reform in 1791. Some parts of it appeared in journals during his lifetime and the whole was published in the 1850's. Per Wikipedia, Wilhelm von Humbolt's ideas on freedom were "one of the boldest defenses of the liberties of the Enlightenment" and were an influence on John Stuart Mill.

I found only one small slip in your reading: on page 200, last paragraph (25:00) the text reads "For, as well when there is an incapacity for greater freedom..." You said "greater reform."

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Post by soupy » January 5th, 2020, 11:18 am

Thanks Sue,

I was listening to Noam Chomsky talking about freedom and he mentions Whilhelm Humbolt as on of the greatest voices from the enlightenment so I thought I'd look him up.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_theorypractice_humboldt_cc_128kb.mp3

31:42

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 5th, 2020, 11:54 am

soupy wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 11:18 am
Thanks Sue,

I was listening to Noam Chomsky talking about freedom and he mentions Whilhelm Humbolt as on of the greatest voices from the enlightenment so I thought I'd look him up.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_theorypractice_humboldt_cc_128kb.mp3

31:42

Craig
Hi Craig, Yes, it's interesting how a chance encounter with a name leads us off in new directions. After proof listening your recording, I got to wondering who the translator Joseph Coulthard was. There was only one clue-- the place name--Brampton--that Coulthard signs with in his introduction. Now I've "wasted my morning's time" (???) in "internet diving" after more info. Coulthard, it turns out was "master of Croft House Academy, Brampton, a self-taught man of real ability who had given much attention to mathematical subjects..."
https://books.google.com/books?id=HZA4AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA84&dq=Joseph+Coulthard+Brampton&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjM-POxh-3mAhVMHM0KHXChAVEQ6AEwBXoECAMQAg#v=onepage&q=Joseph%20Coulthard%20Brampton&f=false

Croft House Academy, it turns out, was (in 1840) "late the parish workhouse... now let to Mr. Pike, with an acre of ground, part of Coombe's Croft, who has recently converted it into a boarding school for boys, and which is called "Coombe's Croft House Academy... https://books.google.com/books?id=_dcyAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA213&lpg=PA213&dq=Croft+House+Academy&source=bl&ots=ciYlvdXkGE&sig=ACfU3U2thPEwGQte_dFcXo1D6aJNGGvxtg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiEtMqRiO3mAhVDnKwKHbvdBUYQ6AEwCHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Croft%20House%20Academy&f=false

And among the skills being taught at Croft House Academy was Phonotypy

https://books.google.com/books?id=l70PQfAAQ2sC&pg=RA1-PA5&dq=Coombe%27s+Croft+House+Academy&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiGlb7tiO3mAhVBPawKHe6YDIYQ6AEwBHoECAcQAg#v=onepage&q=Coombe's%20Croft%20House%20Academy&f=false

The phonotypic alphabet was something I'd never heard of! Another SNF subject for exploration???

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Post by soupy » January 5th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Thanks for the research Sue. Always interesting
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Post by soupy » January 8th, 2020, 6:10 am

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 8th, 2020, 6:19 am

soupy wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 6:10 am
Here is another from me :D

Plagiarizing Aristotle
By Hippolytus of Rome 170-235 AD

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Thanks, Craig! :) An intriguing title! I'll PL later today.

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Post by Sue Anderson » January 8th, 2020, 12:55 pm

Hi Soupy, Your reading is PL OK! :)

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Post by BettyB » January 9th, 2020, 5:06 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf072_ramblesaboutrome_wharton_bbs_128kb.mp3

Time is 12.20

"Rambles about Rome" by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
The Travel Magazine Volume XIII No. 1 October, 1907

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951002796831t&view=1up&seq=36

Anne Hollingsworth Wharton 1845-1928

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