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Post by aradlaw » October 29th, 2016, 4:38 pm

To The Fighting Weak by Margaret Steele Anderson (1867 - 1921).

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Margaret Steele Anderson was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1867 and was educated in the public school of Louisville, with special courses at Wellesley College. From 1901 Miss Anderson was Literary Editor of the `Evening Post' of Louisville, and was known as one of the most discriminating critics of the South. She published only one volume of verse, "The Flame in the Wind", 1914. (David Lawrence)
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To The Fighting Weak by Margaret Steele Anderson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Stand up, you Strong! Touch glasses! To the Weak!
The Weak who fight: or habit or disease,
Birth, chance, or ignorance, or awful wreak
Of some lost forbear, who has drained the cup
Of passion and wild pleasure! So! To these.
You strong, you proud, you conquerors, stand up!

Touch glasses! You shall never drink a glass
So salt of tears, so bitter through and through,
As they must drink, who cannot hope to pass
Beyond their place of trial and of pain,
Who cannot match their trifling strength with you;
To these, touch glasses, and the glasses drain!

They cannot build, they never break the trail.
No city rises out of their desires;
They do the little task, and dare not fail
For fear of little losses, or they keep
The humble path and sit by humble fires;
They know their places, all these fighting Weak!

Yet what have you to show of tears and blood,
That mates their blood and tears? What shaft have you,
To mark the dreadful spots where you have stood.
That rises to the height of one poor stone
Proclaiming one poor triumph to the blue?
Ah, you have nothing! Then stand up and own!

And yet you shall not pity them! They bear
The stripe of some far courage that to you
Is all unknown, and you shall never wear
Such splendor as they bring to some last cup;
You do not fight the desperate fight they do;
Then, to the Weak! Touch glasses! standing up!


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Post by tovarisch » October 31st, 2016, 6:55 am

In the last stanza,
And yet you shall not pity them! They bear
The stripe of some far coufage that to you ...
shouldn't the highlighted word be "courage"?
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by tovarisch » October 31st, 2016, 8:29 pm

Hoping that it was just a typo... Here is my version:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fightingweak_anderson_vb_128kb.mp3 2:15

Thank you!
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    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by TonOfBrickss » November 1st, 2016, 8:09 pm

Last edited by TonOfBrickss on November 2nd, 2016, 5:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by GregGiordano » November 2nd, 2016, 3:22 am

Here is my contribution to this project -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fightingweak_anderson_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 2:34

Take care,

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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2016, 7:36 am

Thank you Tovarisch, Clayton, Greg and Bruce. :thumbs:

Thanks for catching the typo tovarisch.
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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 3rd, 2016, 12:30 pm

Here's my rousing toast to all life's underestimated fighters - (length 2:21)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fightingweak_anderson_mk_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » November 4th, 2016, 6:45 am

Thanks Maria. :thumbs:
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Post by JLArthur » November 4th, 2016, 1:12 pm

I would Like to Claim A spot of this poem. I can just be displayed etc. as JLArthur

Here's my version.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/fightingweak_anderson_jla_128kb.mp3

JL Arthur

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Post by aradlaw » November 4th, 2016, 2:41 pm

Welcome to LibriVox JLArthur, good first reading. :thumbs:

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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 4th, 2016, 6:42 pm

David, your recording is PL OK.

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Post by aradlaw » November 4th, 2016, 6:58 pm

Thank you Maria. Image
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Post by mdatcher » November 5th, 2016, 7:48 pm


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Post by aradlaw » November 6th, 2016, 5:34 am

Thank you Matthew. :thumbs:
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