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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2017, 11:52 am 
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Niagara by John Campbell (1845 - 1941).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/niagara-by-john-campbell/

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John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, usually better known by the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne, by which he was known between 1847 and 1900, was a British nobleman and was the fourth Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. He is now remembered primarily for the place names bestowed on Canadian geography in honour of his wife. For ten years before coming to Canada. Lorne traveled throughout North and Central America, writing travel literature and poetry. ( Wikipedia)


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This week's poem can be found here.
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Niagara by John Campbell, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]

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A ceaseless, awful, falling sea, whose sound
Shakes earth and air, and whose resistless stroke
Shoots high the volleying foam like cannon smoke!
How dread and beautiful the floods, when, crowned
By moonbeams on their rushing ridge, they bound
Into the darkness and the veiling spray;
Or, jewel-hued and rainbow-dyed, when day
Lights the pale torture of the gulf profound!
So poured the avenging streams upon the world
When swung the ark upon the deluge wave,
And, o'er each precipice in grandeur hurled,
The endless torrents gave mankind a grave.
God's voice is mighty, on the water loud,
Here, as of old, in thunder, glory, cloud!


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Post Posted:: November 26th, 2017, 9:56 am 
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I'll start at this famous tourist attraction. :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/niagara_campbell_dl_128kb.mp3
1:19

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Post Posted:: November 26th, 2017, 11:57 am 

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Yours is PL OK, David. Have a good week!
Erin


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Post Posted:: November 26th, 2017, 5:45 pm 

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Here's mine at 1:15:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/niagara_campbell_lah_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: November 27th, 2017, 6:58 am 
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Thank you Lee Ann. :thumbs:

Thanks for the PL Erin. :D

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Post Posted:: November 27th, 2017, 3:12 pm 

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David-

My try-

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/niagara_campbell_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:07

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Post Posted:: November 28th, 2017, 7:06 am 
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Thanks Phil, a couple of items you may wish to review...
@ 0:14 is read "How dreadful and beautiful the floods,.." text reads "How dread and beautiful the floods,.."
@ 0:27 I hear "Oh, jewel-hued and ..." text "Or, jewel-hued and .." :wink:

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Post Posted:: November 28th, 2017, 10:20 am 

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A dramatic poem for a dramatic place! Mine is 1.17:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/niagara_campbell_el_128kb.mp3
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Post Posted:: November 28th, 2017, 1:20 pm 

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Thanks Phil, a couple of items you may wish to review...
@ 0:14 is read "How dreadful and beautiful the floods,.." text reads "How dread and beautiful the floods,.."
@ 0:27 I hear "Oh, jewel-hued and ..." text "Or, jewel-hued and .." :wink:


Thanks, David. Here's a fixed file. I had a burble mixed in with the second error you noted so it gave me a chance to fix that and I also fixt the last word "cloud" that I thought should be pronounced "clow" the first time around.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/niagara_campbell_ps_128kb.mp3
Time remains the same at 1:07

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Post Posted:: November 28th, 2017, 2:57 pm 
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Thank you Erin. :thumbs:
and thanks for the edits Phil.

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Post Posted:: November 29th, 2017, 6:52 am 

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Here's mine trickling in...
- https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/niagara_campbell_ik_128kb.mp3
- 1:20
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Post Posted:: November 29th, 2017, 10:46 am 
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Thank you Ian. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 29th, 2017, 4:43 pm 

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Here's my reading:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/niagara_campbell_alp_128kb.mp3
1:14

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Post Posted:: November 30th, 2017, 8:10 am 
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Thank you Algy. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 30th, 2017, 10:31 am 

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Here is my go at it:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/niagara_campbell_jag_128kb.mp3
1:01

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