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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2016, 2:41 am 
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood (1799 - 1845).

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This is a collection of Thomas Hood's poems. Hood was an eminent British poet, regarded in particular for his humorous poetry, as well as his weird and fantastic poems.
As William Michael Rossetti writes in his biographical sketch of Hood, "A man of such a faculty and such a habit of work could scarcely, in all instances, keep himself within the bounds of good taste—a term which people are far too ready to introduce into serious discussions, for the purpose of casting disparagement upon some work which transcends the ordinary standards of appreciation, but a term nevertheless which has its important meaning and its true place. Hood is too often like a man grinning awry, or interlarding serious and beautiful discourse with a nod, a wink, or a leer, neither requisite nor convenient as auxiliaries to his speech: and to do either of these things is to fail in perfect taste. Sometimes, not very often, we are allowed to reach the close of a poem of his without having our attention jogged and called off by a single interpolation of this kind; and then we feel unalloyed—what we constantly feel also even under the contrary conditions—how exquisite a poetic sense and how choice a cunning of hand were his. On the whole, we can pronounce Hood the finest English poet between the generation of Shelley and the generation of Tennyson." ( Carolin)


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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2016, 2:46 am 
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the biographical introduction

part 1
Intro: "The Bigraphical Introduction to the Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org. [read by you.] The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, by Thomas Hood. The Biographical Introduction by William Michael Rossetti, part 1."
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The risible, the fantastic, was his beacon-light; sometimes as delicate as a dell of glow-worms; sometimes as uproarious as a bonfire; sometimes, it must be said (for he had to be perpetually writing whether the inspiration came or not, or his inspiration was too liable to come from the very platitudes and pettinesses of everyday life), not much more brilliant than a rush-light, and hardly more aromatic than the snuff of a tallow candle.
outro: End of The Biographical Introduction, part 1
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Intro: "The Bigraphical Introduction, part 2, to the Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org. [read by you.] The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, by Thomas Hood. The Biographical Introduction by William Michael Rossetti, part 2."
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We must now glance again at Hood's domestic affairs. His first child had no mundane existence worth calling such; but has nevertheless lived longer than most human beings in the lines which Lamb wrote for the occasion, On an Infant dying as soon as born.
outro: End of The Biographical Introduction, part 2
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a tale of a trumpet

part 1
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Lord Bacon couldn't have gammon'd her better,—
With flatteries plump and indirect,
And plied his tongue with such effect,—
A tongue that could almost have butter'd a crumpet,—
The deaf old woman bought the Trumpet.

part 2
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The Pedlar was gone. With the horn's assistance,
She heard his steps die away in the distance;
And then she heard the tick of the clock,
The purring of puss, and the snoring of Shock;
And she purposely dropped a pin that was little,
And heard it fall as plain as a skittle!

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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2016, 3:52 am 
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this is going to be a great adventure :)

thomas hoods poetry is quite amazing, im sure everyone will enjoy it a lot. but many of the poems are 1-2 thousand words long, so i expect this project to take a while. The longer poems are totally worthwhile though, because they allow hood to tell a detailed story, and all those narrative poems are great :)

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!

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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2016, 2:56 pm 

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Great adventure indeed!

For now, I'd like to volunteer for the following, if I may:

9,27,33,66,82,87,109,111,154,158

I would also jump on board as DPL for this adventure.

Do you want three digits for the file names, like: poeticalworks_###_hood_128kb

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Post Posted:: November 26th, 2016, 1:59 am 
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Thank you larry, great to have you on board :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 26th, 2016, 4:25 am 

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Hi

I am new at this, but would like to record (35) I remember, I remember.

Craig Franklin


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Post Posted:: November 26th, 2016, 3:04 pm 

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Hi Carolin,

May I take:-

14, 23, 24, 28, 147, 152, 159, & 161.

Thanks,

Dru


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Post Posted:: November 27th, 2016, 2:00 am 
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Thank you both :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: November 27th, 2016, 8:29 am 

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Hi

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/poeticalworks_i_remember_i_remember_hood_128kbs.mp3

1:30

I am still trying to find my way and would really welcome any guidance.

Also be quite keen to read some more Hood if OK

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Post Posted:: November 27th, 2016, 9:08 am 
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Thank you craig!

Please note the file name. This recording should have been named poeticalworks_035_hood_128kb.mp3

Thanks!

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Post Posted:: November 27th, 2016, 10:35 am 

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Sorry about that. Do you need me to resubmit with a new file name?

Also can I try something else for this collection. I would like to try :-

60 The Dream of Eugene Aram

Craig


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Post Posted:: November 28th, 2016, 1:22 am 
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thank you craig. you neednt resubmit the file unless something needs fixing (in which case please also fix the file name). someone will be along with pl feedback shortly, if we dont catch outselves a dpl soon ill do it myself :)

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Post Posted:: November 29th, 2016, 8:51 am 

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Hi Carolin,

May I take:-

6, 13, 26, 32, 40, 43, 62, 122, 123, 127, 165 & 171.

Thanks,

Dru


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Post Posted:: November 30th, 2016, 1:37 am 
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thank you dru!

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Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2016, 10:18 am 

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Hi

Hope this is OK.

9:15

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/poeticalworks_60_hood_128kb.mp3


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