[GRP/HUMOR] The Maxims of Methuselah by Gelett Burgess - tg

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Post by TriciaG » June 22nd, 2020, 11:28 am

The Maxims of Methuselah by Gelett Burgess (1886 - 1951).

Volunteers outside the USA: Gelett Burgess died in 1951. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
Being the Advice given by the Patriarch in his Nine Hundred Sixty and Ninth Year to his Great Grandson at Shem's Coming of Age, in Regard to Women.

The following is, so far as I know, the only authentic rendering into the English language of the three hundred and thirty parables attributed to Methuselah. . . . Of its origin, the book, although freely rendered into the idiom of the hour, still bears intrinsic evidence of having been compiled by one who had had extraordinary experience with women. The amorous expert will not find it hard to believe that 969 years would be none too short a time for any one man to have accumulated such a profound lore. Indeed, women tell us that the present span of life is entirely too brief for any ordinary man to obtain the slightest comprehension of the extreme complexity of feminine psychology. (Summary from the introduction)
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Post by pschempf » June 22nd, 2020, 11:57 am

Tricia -
May I have sections 1 and 2? I need some enlightenment.
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Post by TriciaG » June 22nd, 2020, 12:12 pm

You're in! I hope you find it. ;)
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Post by KevinS » June 22nd, 2020, 1:17 pm

Introduction, please. (I feel almost old enough.)
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Post by TriciaG » June 22nd, 2020, 1:22 pm

KevinS wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Introduction, please. (I feel almost old enough.)
Added. :)

I think you've recorded something in all my group projects for the last while. Do I pick winners, or do you record in everything? :lol:

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Post by KevinS » June 22nd, 2020, 1:35 pm

TriciaG wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 1:22 pm
KevinS wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 1:17 pm
Introduction, please. (I feel almost old enough.)
Added. :)

I think you've recorded something in all my group projects for the last while. Do I pick winners, or do you record in everything? :lol:

P.S. Your choice on whether to read the footnotes. Some are Bible verses; others are from other texts. I don't know if the other text references are authentic or part of the joke!
You pick winners! (I don't know, however, if I'll ever record again for the I-can't-get-to-sleep project, unless some of my other work qualifies.)
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Post by MarkInfusino » June 22nd, 2020, 3:21 pm

I am a newbie and would like to record chapters 5-6.

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Post by TriciaG » June 22nd, 2020, 4:18 pm

Sure! I'll pencil you in.

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Post by TriciaG » June 23rd, 2020, 12:33 pm

Moving to Readers Wanted...
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Post by KevinS » June 26th, 2020, 4:54 pm

In a gadda da vida, honey

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Post by TriciaG » June 26th, 2020, 5:40 pm

Thanks. I'm PL'd out for the day; I will get to this tomorrow. :)
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Post by KevinS » June 26th, 2020, 5:59 pm

TriciaG wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Thanks. I'm PL'd out for the day; I will get to this tomorrow. :)
No rush on my part.
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Post by TriciaG » June 27th, 2020, 7:49 am

Introduction PL OK!
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Post by KevinS » July 1st, 2020, 2:22 pm

Section 11, please. (This book is hilarious!)
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Post by TriciaG » July 1st, 2020, 5:26 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:22 pm
Section 11, please. (This book is hilarious!)
Ain't it, though? That's why I wanted to do it! 8-)
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