[COMPLETE] Rhymes of Childhood, by Edgar A. Guest (d.1959) - tg

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Post by TriciaG » April 26th, 2020, 12:22 pm

Rhymes of Childhood by Edgar A. Guest (1881 - 1959).

Volunteers outside the USA: Edgar A. Guest died in 1959. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/rhymes-of-childhood-by-edgar-a-guest/
Not nursery rhymes, but poems about different scenes of childhood. Poems about Grandpa, Grandma, story time, castor oil, “Wait till your pa comes home”, and many more! ( TriciaG)
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Post by pschempf » April 26th, 2020, 2:51 pm

HI Tricia -

May I have sections 13, 23, 32, 37, 70, 81, 83 and 98?
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Post by TriciaG » April 26th, 2020, 3:05 pm

Yes, please and thanks! :)
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Post by TriciaG » April 26th, 2020, 4:55 pm

Moved to Readers Wanted. :)
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Post by TheKanadian » April 28th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Hey Tricia,

I'd like to start off easy.

I'll take sections 1, 2 and 3 please!

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Post by TriciaG » April 28th, 2020, 3:05 pm

Sounds like a plan - thanks! :)
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Post by edhumpal » April 28th, 2020, 6:21 pm

Sections 4, 77, 91, 96, 111, and 115 please.

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Post by jennlea » April 28th, 2020, 7:56 pm

Hi Tricia!

May I claim 14, 26, 31, 38, 43, and 55?
-Jenn B.

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Post by TriciaG » April 29th, 2020, 6:25 am

Thank you both! Claims entered. :)
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Post by TheKanadian » April 29th, 2020, 6:26 am

Section 1 should be good.

Give it a listen and let me know if I need to do it again.


https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/rhymesofchildhood_001_guest_128kb.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » April 29th, 2020, 7:10 am

Thank you!

When you post a section, please also post the file duration, mm:ss. This one's 2:10. ;)

It's good!

Only issue is you say the book name wrong right at the start: you have "rhymes and childhood." You say it correctly later on; if you want, you could cut and paste the version from 0:15 to 0:02, or patch in a new recording there.
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Post by TheKanadian » April 29th, 2020, 7:14 am

And here is section 2


Duration: 02m22

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/rhymesofchildhood_002_guest_128kb.mp3

I will fix section 1 for you right away.

Edit: Section 1 should be good to go now:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/rhymesofchildhood_001_guest_128kb.mp3

Do I need to resend the Url to you? or does reuploading upload over the old one?

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Post by TriciaG » April 29th, 2020, 7:44 am

Uploading renames the old file, so that the link always goes to the newest file. But I think it's good practice to post the URL, anyway. :)

Sections 1 and 2 PL OK. Thanks!
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Post by Sherri1978 » April 29th, 2020, 10:41 am

May I please have 8 and 49? This is my first time with Librivox - and I am looking forward to being a part of these projects!

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Post by TriciaG » April 29th, 2020, 11:44 am

Welcome! I'll pencil you in for those. Be sure to do the 1-minute test (and get it OK'd) before starting in on these. :) It's to make sure your settings are all correct - a "tech check" of sorts.

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