[RELIG. POETRY] England's Antiphon by George MacDonald-mtf

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Post by mightyfelix » February 14th, 2022, 8:03 pm

England's Antiphon, by George MacDonald (1824 - 1905)
"In this book I have sought to trace the course of our religious poetry from an early period of our literary history. ... If its poetry be the cream of a people's thought, some true indications of the history of its religious feeling must be found in its religious verse, and I hope I have not altogether failed in setting forth these indications. My chief aim, however, will show itself to have been the mediating towards an intelligent and cordial sympathy betwixt my readers and the writers from whom I have quoted. In this I have some confidence of success. Heartily do I throw this my small pebble at the head of the great Sabbath-breaker Schism." - From the Preface
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Post by alanmapstone » February 14th, 2022, 9:35 pm

Hi Devorah
I will try section 11 (Chapter 8) :roll:
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Post by silverquill » February 14th, 2022, 9:44 pm

I'm in for DPL
I'll hold off on any reading claims for now.
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Post by mightyfelix » February 15th, 2022, 9:08 pm

Thank you both! :D I'll go ahead and move us to Readers Wanted. I don't see much reason to hang around here for too long.

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Post by mightyfelix » February 15th, 2022, 9:11 pm

(As a side note, I often have trouble deciding if a projects belongs better in Readers Wanted: Books or in Readers Wanted: Short Works. This book is one I waffled on. But I picked Short Works, thinking maybe our poetry aficionados might be more prone to hanging out in here.)

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Post by yourbookvoice » February 17th, 2022, 10:49 pm

What a great project! I'd like to claim the following section:

27 Chapter 23: The Questioning Fervour pp. 326-332
1633 words Open

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Post by mightyfelix » February 17th, 2022, 11:55 pm

Lovely to see you again, Kerry. You're in, enjoy!

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Post by PatrickLondon » February 18th, 2022, 7:21 am

I'd like to claim Chapter 7 (Dr Donne). How critical opinions have changed - the Metaphysicals were one of the set texts in my final two grammar school years in EngLit, where we specialised in 17th century works, which I really enjoyed (especially the - ahem - more secular Donne poems!).

Is there a convention about how to deal with footnotes to the quoted poems?
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Post by PatrickLondon » February 18th, 2022, 7:23 am

Oops, I see my question is already answered.
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Post by mightyfelix » February 18th, 2022, 7:17 pm

Thank you, Patrick, I'll sign you up!

Yes, I have to admit that I was a bit baffled and disappointed, on scanning that chapter, to realize that MacDonald apparently didn't like Donne. I haven't read much of his, but what I have read, I've really enjoyed! :? I mean, I guess I don't have to agree with my favorite author on everything... But still.

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Post by alanmapstone » February 18th, 2022, 8:16 pm

PatrickLondon wrote:
February 18th, 2022, 7:21 am
I'd like to claim Chapter 7 (Dr Donne). How critical opinions have changed - the Metaphysicals were one of the set texts in my final two grammar school years in EngLit, where we specialised in 17th century works, which I really enjoyed (especially the - ahem - more secular Donne poems!).
Hi Patrick
Like you I studied the Metaphysical Poets for A-level (as it was called in those days). I did not know their work and particularly liked John Donne.

I think opinions of literary figures in older times was often influenced by disapproval of their lifestyle and morals, Donne would not have been considered a moral man in the past because of his irregular marriage and the sexual content of some of his poems. I remember a Victorian work of literary criticism on Librivox where Byron's work was described as "mostly worthless" probably because the writer disapproved of his morals (although in his case there was a lot to disapprove of) :lol:
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Post by PatrickLondon » February 19th, 2022, 7:35 am

Indeed. Previous generations - even quite recently - wouldn't have approved of some of the other texts we had - The Way of the World, for instance, or Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel ("The sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine" - one couldn't possibly say that of any politician today, could one :wink: )
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Post by jacobhartley » March 2nd, 2022, 6:31 pm

Hi, I'd like to claim Chapter 4 if that's ok?

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Post by Owlivia » March 19th, 2022, 6:03 pm

I'd like to claim Section 16,
Chapter 13, George Herbert

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Post by mightyfelix » March 19th, 2022, 6:18 pm

jacobhartley wrote:
March 2nd, 2022, 6:31 pm
Hi, I'd like to claim Chapter 4 if that's ok?
Oh dear, I'm so sorry that I have taken so long to respond to you. This project has been moving very slowly so far, so I haven't been keeping a close eye on it. I can reserve that chapter for you. Please do complete your 1-minute test before you record it, however. This is not an audition, but more like a sound check. More info on that here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

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