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Post by WiltedScribe » February 11th, 2018, 12:33 pm

The World's Best Poetry, Volume 4: The Higher Life (Part 1) by Various ( - ).

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The fourth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, includes many notable religious and devotional poems and hymns from across the centuries, covering subjects such as God; Christ; the Holy Spirit; prayer and aspiration; faith; hope; love; service; the Sabbath; worship; and creed. It also includes an introductory essay to the volume by Congregational pastor and progressive writer Washington Gladden (1836-1918). ( Tomas Peter)
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Post by Kitty » February 11th, 2018, 12:53 pm

ok I am here LOL (I haven't eaten yet today ! but I do this first so you can start with the MW)

as for our wishlists, here is the final verdict after I heard back from Leanne:

Leanne's list:

*Song: “The year ’s at the spring” by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
Ode: “The spacious firmament on high” by Joseph Addison (1672–1719)
“Lord! when those glorious lights I see” by George Wither (1588–1667)
*Light Shining out of Darkness by William Cowper (1731–1800)
“God is everywhere” by Robert Nicoll (1814–1837)
*“Our God, our help in ages past” by Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
*The Will of God by Frederick William Faber (1814–1863)
*Praise to God by Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825)
*“Strong Son of God, immortal Love” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
*“O little town of Bethlehem” by Phillips Brooks (1835–1893)
*The Angels’ Song by Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810–1876)
On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity by John Milton (1608–1674)
A Ballad of Trees and the Master by Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)
*“Jesus shall reign” by Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
Hope of the Human Heart by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton (1809–1885)
Praise by George Herbert (1593–1633)
The Higher Good by Theodore Parker (1810–1860)
“O Master, let me walk with thee” by Washington Gladden (1836–1918)
*The Call by George Herbert (1593–1633)
Humility by James Montgomery (1771–1854)
*Vesper Hymn by Samuel Longfellow (1819–1892)
The Book of God by Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)
My Creed by Alice Cary (1820–1871)
Devotion by Philip Massinger (1583–1640)


Your list:

Meditations of a Hindu Prince by Sir Alfred Comyns Lyall
Te Deum Laudamus, from the American Episcopal Church Prayer-book
The Universal Prayer by Alexander Pope
Sunrise by Charles Tennyson Turner
Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep by Emma Hart Willard
Abide with Me by Henry Francis Lyte
Wrestling Jacob by Charles Wesley
When Gathering Clouds Around I View by Sir Robert Grant
I Gave My Life for Thee by Frances Ridley Havergal
Messiah by Alexander Pope
Vent Creator Spiritus by St. Gregory
The Holy Spirit by Robert Herrick
Seasons of Prayer by Henry Ware, Jr.
Desire by Matthew Arnold
In a Lecture-Room by Arthur Hugh Clough
Doubt and Faith by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Mystic’s Vision by Mathilde Blind
Sympathy by Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd
The Sister of Charity by Gerald Joseph Griffen
The Sabbath Morning by John Leyden
The Chimes of England by Arthur Cleveland Coxe
The Problem by Ralph Waldo Emerson
O, May I Join the Choir Invisible! by Marian Evans Lewes Cross (George Eliot)
Living Waters by Caroline S. Spencer


My list:

Hymn to Zeus by Cleanthes (331–232 B.C.)
The Hills of the Lord by William Channing Gannett (1840–1923)
The Voyage by Caroline Atherton Mason (1823–1890)
Tryste Noël by Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920)
Cana by James Freeman Clarke (1810–1888)
The Star of Bethlehem by Henry Kirke White (1785–1806)
Dies Iræ by Thomas à Celano (c. 1200–c. 1265)
Veni Sancte Spiritus by King Robert II. of France (972–1031)
“Why thus longing?” by Harriet Winslow Sewall (1819–1889)
The Aim by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860–1943)
Faith by George Santayana (1863–1952)
The Fight of Faith by Anne Askewe (c. 1520–1546)
A Mystical Ecstasy by Francis Quarles (1592–1644)
A Query by Edmund Whytehead Howson (1855–1905)
Flowers without Fruit by John Henry Newman (1801–1890)
Santa Filomena by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
A Deed and a Word by Charles Mackay (1814–1889)
Soggarth Aroon by John Banim (1798–1842)
What I Live For by George Linnæus Banks (1821–1881)
“If we had but a day” by Mary Lowe Dickinson (1839–1914)
The Philosopher Toad by Rebecca S. Nichols (1819–1903)
Ultima Veritas by Washington Gladden (1836–1918)
The End of the Play by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)


I only have 23 so far but will look for another one after my dinner :lol: And then I'll divide the rest between Craig and Jason

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Post by Kitty » February 11th, 2018, 12:57 pm

ok you can start :) I go eat and check up on you later on ;)

Could you also please PM Craig, Leanne, Jason and Anthony to send them the link ? Thanks

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 11th, 2018, 1:15 pm

Kitty wrote:
February 11th, 2018, 12:57 pm
ok you can start :) I go eat and check up on you later on ;)

Could you also please PM Craig, Leanne, Jason and Anthony to send them the link ? Thanks

Sonia
PM has been sent! Now time to get that MW filled. :|
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Post by Craigos » February 11th, 2018, 1:46 pm

Got it, thanks.

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Post by Kitty » February 11th, 2018, 2:05 pm

Tomas, I chose my final Solo poem: The Poor Man’s Day by James Grahame (1765–1811)

Now I'll spend some time on Craig's and Jason's assignments...and then tomorrow probably the DRs and then all is ready.

I'll move us over to Readers Found already, since we are not waiting for anybody else.

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Post by Kitty » February 11th, 2018, 3:21 pm

Ah I see the MW is already filled in. Here are Craig's and Jason's assignments then. I hope, as always, they like their lot.

Craig's Solos:

Brahma by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
God by Gavrila Derzhavin (1743–1816)
Good-bye by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
“Lead, kindly Light” by John Henry Newman (1801–1890)
The Eternal Goodness by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
Epiphany by Reginald Heber (1783–1826)
Stabat Mater Dolorosa by Jacopone da Todi (c. 1230–1306)
Myrrh-Bearers by Margaret Junkin Preston (1820–1897)
The Christ by Richard Chenevix Trench (1807–1886)
Love to Christ by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
The Time for Prayer by Georgiana Bennett
“Darkness is thinning” by Saint Gregory (c. 540–604)
Prayer by Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371–1395)
“From the recesses of a lowly spirit” by Sir John Bowring (1792–1872)
“My times are in thy hand” by Christopher Newman Hall (1816–1902)
Sir Galahad by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
Sunday Morning Bells by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–1887)
“Amazing, beauteous change” by Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)
A Lancashire Doxology by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–1887)
Of Hym that Togyder wyll Serve Two Maysters by Sebastian Brant (1457–1521)
“O yet we trust that somehow good” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
My Home by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
The Seaside Well—Anonymous
The New Year by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)


Jason's Solos:

Hymn before Sunrise, in the Vale of Chamouni by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
God and Man by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
“A mighty fortress is our God” by Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Delight in God by Francis Quarles (1592–1644)
The Love of God by Eliza Scudder (1821–1896)
A Christmas Hymn by Alfred Domett (1811–1887)
Two Sayings by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
Litany by Sir Robert Grant (1779–1838)
The Way, the Truth, and the Life by Theodore Parker (1810–1860)
“My God, I love Thee” by Saint Francis Xavier (1506–1552)
“O Fire of God, the Comforter” by Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179)
Exhortation to Prayer by Margaret Mercer
Prayer and Answer by Oliver Huckel (1864–1940)
The Love of God Supreme by Gerhard Tersteegen (1697–1769)
Ascription by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860–1943)
Hope by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
Service by Robert Browning (1812–1889)
Sabbath Hymn on the Mountains by John Stuart Blackie (1809–1895)
The Sabbath of the Soul by Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825)
Vesper Hymn by Eliza Scudder (1821–1896)
The Word by William Walsham How (1832–1897)
The Living Temple by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
The Religion of Hudibras by Samuel Butler (1612–1680)
Life by Jones Very (1813–1880)


Now I rest a bit before I decide on my DR parts. The google doc sheets may not be up before I go to bed anyway.

Oh something else I forgot. We decided on 5 compulsory LONG parts, so here is what was decided for each:

Leanne - On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity by John Milton (1608–1674)
Sonia - Narrator from King Robert of Sicily by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
Tomas - Narrator from The Vision of Sir Launfal by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
Craig - Narrator from The Meeting by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
Jason - Narrator from Rabbi Ben Ezra by Robert Browning (1812–1889)

That's it for now :)

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 11th, 2018, 9:48 pm

Well everyone, it took an entire day, but I'm happy to announce that setup for this project is now complete! That means signup for DRs can also begin: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sGX5IH5DSwO6-dlkB5p-82pKk0xl9dMTjolmCJGAjKg/edit?usp=sharing

I only chose my roles for the compulsory DRs; I will choose the rest when I wake up. I think I earned my rest tonight LOL. :9:
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Post by Kitty » February 12th, 2018, 2:02 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
February 11th, 2018, 9:48 pm
Well everyone, it took an entire day, but I'm happy to announce that setup for this project is now complete!
:shock: yes this project is really a lot of prep work, all considered, even before we launch. But the MW looks great and I will now go and claim my DR roles. Then waiting for you and Leanne and then assigning the rest to Craig and Jason, who are probably already impatiently waiting for there parts.

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Post by Kitty » February 12th, 2018, 2:27 am

all right, I took on 20 of the DR roles and I will sign me up in the MW, to save you a bit of work, Tomas :)

I still left some obviously female parts for you, Leanne, but I am also flexible, if those are not the ones you like.

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Post by leanneyauyau » February 12th, 2018, 4:44 am

Two things:
- I think there is a mistake in the google doc for 'Peace' by George Herbert - there is no blue text for the Old Man.
- Thanks for leaving some female roles for me, Sonia, but I did not take some of them as I preferred the roles in other poems. I have left the role of Rebecca in Rebecca's Song, and She in Knocking, Ever Knocking if you wish to take them.
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Post by Kitty » February 12th, 2018, 5:21 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
February 12th, 2018, 4:44 am
- I think there is a mistake in the google doc for 'Peace' by George Herbert - there is no blue text for the Old Man.
you're right, that is an error. Tomas needs to edit it, as the doc-sheets are read-only. It's supposed to be the entire red part near the end
- Thanks for leaving some female roles for me, Sonia, but I did not take some of them as I preferred the roles in other poems. I have left the role of Rebecca in Rebecca's Song, and She in Knocking, Ever Knocking if you wish to take them.
oh ok, and I was so sure you would want both of those :lol: I'll take them then and switch two others.

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Post by Kitty » February 12th, 2018, 5:54 am

Tomas, MW is up-to-date so far. Only waiting for your remaining DRs, then I can choose for J&C. Let me know when you have decided.

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Post by WiltedScribe » February 12th, 2018, 1:47 pm

Alright, I've signed up for my roles. :) I also fixed the "Peace" doc. Sorry for not catching that. :oops:

Now, once Craig's and Jason's roles are assigned, we'll be ready to roll!
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Post by Kitty » February 12th, 2018, 1:52 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
February 12th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Now, once Craig's and Jason's roles are assigned, we'll be ready to roll!
ok I'm on it...curious what you picked for yourself ;)

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