[COMPLETE] Coniston Tales by W. G. Collingwood ~ans

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Post by eggs4ears » February 10th, 2020, 2:15 am

Coniston Tales by William Gershom Collingwood (1854 - 1932).

This project is now complete. All files can be downloaded from the catalog page here:https://librivox.org/coniston-tales-by-william-gershom-collingwood/[/color]
A selection of poems and short prose pieces grounded in the history, legends and landscape of Coniston in the English Lake District. W. G. Collingwood gave up a promising academic career as a young Oxford graduate to become John Ruskin's personal secretary, living at first in his home, Brantwood, at Coniston. In the spirit of self-sufficiency that typified their community, Collingwood first published these pieces in 'Nothing Much', a family magazine edited by his young children and circulated to friends by private subscription. (Phil Benson)

  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/conistontales00coll/page/n5/mode/2up
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (William Gershom Collingwood) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Collingwood

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    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1899
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works; *Non-fiction/History /Antiquity

Keywords that describe the book: Legend, Lancashire, Lake District

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Post by eggs4ears » February 10th, 2020, 2:18 am

Annise will MC and Newgatenovelist DPL - it's around two hours altogether and all files ready to upload!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 10th, 2020, 3:04 am

Perfect timing! Ruskin's birthday was a few days ago, and it'll be fun hearing this brought to life.

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Post by annise » February 10th, 2020, 4:54 am

All set, waiting for the MW to be filled :D

Anne


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Post by eggs4ears » February 10th, 2020, 3:03 pm

Newgatenovelist wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 3:04 am
Perfect timing! Ruskin's birthday was a few days ago, and it'll be fun hearing this brought to life.
This has been on my to-do list for seven years (!) since I finished his Thorstein of the Mere, which is still one of my favourites - it should have been in the Newcastle series!

https://librivox.org/thorstein-of-the-mere-a-saga-of-the-northmen-in-lakeland-by-william-gershom-collingwood/

I see that someone is also recording his life of Ruskin right now.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=77229

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 11th, 2020, 6:15 am

Hi Phil,

I've made a start, but I have a question, or possibly two, for you about the numbering. In the book's ToC I see 12 stories/poems, but in the MW I see 11 sections. I believe the one omitted is 'The Hermit of Monk Coniston', the antepenultimate entry in the ToC. Does that tally with your own recording/prep notes? [Nevermind - I've just checked the first 20 seconds of the other files and 'The Hermit of Monk Coniston' is currently section 9, so we've found it!]

The file numbers and the numbers you've read in the audio are 1-11, but the section numbers in the MW are 0-10. It's no odds to me if everything stays as it, but I wanted to make a note of it since I think we've managed to get one section out of sync and it's very easy to get muddled unless we're careful!

Sections 0 and 1 are PL OK. I started to listen to section 2, and it's 'Of the Mines in the Mountains' (section 3 in the MW). I think perhaps 'The Great Circle' (section 2) might be the one hiding somewhere, and it's throwing some of the other files out of sequence. Maybe.

Does this make sense?

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Post by eggs4ears » February 11th, 2020, 4:30 pm

Yes, it all makes sense! Thank you for spotting that. There are two things.

First, maybe for Anne, there is no introductory section for this project, so we should start at 01?

Second, I have missed a section out. I am not sure, but I looks like I skipped reading it. It is the Great Circle, which should be Part 03. If you want to hold on for a day or so, I'll record it (it's quite short) and fix the numbering of the files before you carry on.

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Post by annise » February 11th, 2020, 6:59 pm

I've removed the 00 and think its all OK - just check the titles are right - to renumber the sections I needed to force the MW to do it by moving a file out of place then putting it right and it is possible for it to slip while doing this.

Anne

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Post by eggs4ears » February 14th, 2020, 3:54 pm

Thanks, Anne. I also had to add an extra section, but I think everything is fine now.

I have recorded Part 3 and adjusted and re-uploaded everything from Part 3 up to the end.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 15th, 2020, 2:11 pm

We're back in business, baby!

To make doubly sure, and because it's easier to spend an extra few minutes now than after it's been finalised, I spot checked 1 and 2, and both are fine and dandy. Woo hoo!

Section 3 is PL OK!

One note for section 4:

8.27-8.32, bottom third p. 20
…the road is made over white rocks that put me in mind of the white crags of Greece.


You said this book has been on your to-read list for seven years, and I bet it must feel pretty good to have it recorded. You give hope to everyone by proving it's possible to get to those 'old' projects on the list, too!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 16th, 2020, 12:16 pm

Parts 5 and 7 are PL OK!

Two notes for section 6:

5.47-5.51, second para p. 33, stumble
…bearded unseemly and unbefi- and unbefittingly attired…

11.48-11.51, last para p. 36, omission
…for the Sabbath was made for man, and not [man] for the Sabbath.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 17th, 2020, 6:37 am

Section 8 is PL OK!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » February 17th, 2020, 2:45 pm

Sections 10 and 11 are PL OK!

I have one note for section 9 and one half-note, half-question that I've flagged in section 12.

Section 9:

4.27-4.31, end third stanza p. 56
But even as she took [heard shook] the waterway
He’s fallen on the lairy sward.


Section 12:

2.47-2.49, third line p. 72
Then read it as thoo knas how…
I’m a bit nervous about doing this with a linguist, but I’m querying the pronunciation of knas – when I read this I thought it might sound more like ‘gnaws’. But I could very well be being overcautious and/or not have the regional touch! Thoughts, comments or superior knowledge gladly accepted!

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Post by eggs4ears » February 20th, 2020, 2:05 am

Thanks, Erin! Chapters 4, 6 & 9 corrected and uploaded.

You're right to query 'knas', but I'm inclined to leave it as is. My reasoning is just that he could have written 'knaws' but wrote 'knas' instead, so on the principle of reading it how it is written, that looks like a Lancashire -aa- sound. But were you querying voiced out the silent 'k'? I'm not sure about that but I believe that it was voiced out in olden days, then dropped.

Having said that, I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about :? Though Coniston was in Lancashire, I suppose this is Cumbrian. I must have made quite a few mistakes in pronunciation.
Newgatenovelist wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Section 12:

2.47-2.49, third line p. 72
Then read it as thoo knas how…
I’m a bit nervous about doing this with a linguist, but I’m querying the pronunciation of knas – when I read this I thought it might sound more like ‘gnaws’. But I could very well be being overcautious and/or not have the regional touch! Thoughts, comments or superior knowledge gladly accepted!

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