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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2016, 6:07 am 
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Ben King's Verse by Benjamin King (1857 - 1894).

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This is a volume of Benjamin King's collected verse, published briefly after his sudden death in 1894. The American humorist was very famous during his lifetime, and is still referenced and quoted until today. This volume is also prefaced by two short biographies by John McGovern and Opie Read.
This volume also contains a handwritten poem by the owner of the book, RCR, who wrote a few lines to Ben King:

No laurel wreath will crown your grave
Dear Ben!
Sweet dreamer, the great world gave
To you, small need of praise!
What then?
Is fame a necessary thing?
For many days
You were a king
Of wits and jolly-men.
To those who knew
Your worth and power
And you!
You deemed the hour
Well spent
That added to
This merriment.
And could you sing
Tonight, methinks, your theme
Would be the tatters of some droll day-dream.
RCR


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    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
      Please note that we handle a one month deadline for poetry projects!
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/benkingsverse00kingiala
      The text may not be terribly easy to read. please do use it as much as you can, but you can refer to this other text (different edition but identical text) if you run into problems: https://archive.org/details/benkingsverse01king (should you have trouble reading the light print, refer to this edition: https://archive.org/details/benkingsverse00kingrich but double check that there are indeed no textual differences)
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
      "[Poem title], by Benjamin King, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name] or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
      • Then read the poem.
      • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
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      "End of Ben King's Verse by Benjamin King.
      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
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      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

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Post Posted:: December 7th, 2016, 6:09 am 
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could everyone please double check my transcription of the handwritten poem? it is written on an empty page behind the table of contents. just to make sure i dont incorrectly quote this RCR. :)

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Post Posted:: December 9th, 2016, 8:18 pm 
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It looks okay to me Carolin.

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Post Posted:: January 1st, 2017, 9:32 am 
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finally, this project is ready for readers. al readers daring to read this american dialect are welcome to have a ball with this, and i hope we can also find a dpl who enjoys this kind of thing :)

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Post Posted:: January 1st, 2017, 9:41 am 
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the introduction and biography should go with the complete intro:

START of recording (Intro)
"["Intoduction" or "Biography of Benjamin King"] of Ben King's Verse. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
Say:
"Ben King's Verse, by Benjamin King. ["Introduction by John McGovern" or "Biogrpahy by Opie Read"]"

END of recording

At the end of the section, say:
"End of [Introduction/Biography]"
If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"

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Post Posted:: January 1st, 2017, 9:15 pm 

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These dialectical poems can be a challenge to read, but sure are a lot of fun! So, I'd like to volunteer to read the following: 1,2,18,28,42,64,86,92,104

And, if you don't mind having me on another project, I'll take DPL duties as well.

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Post Posted:: January 2nd, 2017, 1:56 am 
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thank you larry! yes, reading most of them would be quite a challenge, but a fun one i hope :) thank you!

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Post Posted:: January 2nd, 2017, 3:20 am 

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Happy New Year :)

I'd like to read 48 and 53, please.

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Post Posted:: January 2nd, 2017, 3:59 am 
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thank you!

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Post Posted:: January 17th, 2017, 1:20 pm 

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May I have 13, 15, 19, 73, 93, 109

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Post Posted:: January 17th, 2017, 1:26 pm 

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Did them already because I had some unusual daylight quiet time.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_013_king_128kb.mp3 0:47

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_015_king_128kb.mp3 1:11

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_019_king_128kb.mp3 1:11

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_073_king_128kb.mp3 1:16

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_093_king_128kb.mp3 0:51

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_109_king_128kb.mp3 1:32

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2017, 1:30 am 
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thank you jason! :D

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2017, 6:23 am 

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I'd like to claim the following also:

32, 37, 45, 50, 54, 55, 57, 61, 67, 70, 77, 80, 106

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2017, 10:24 am 

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Here are a few of those. Just missing the longer ones for now.


https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_032_king_128kb.mp3 0:57

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_037_king_128kb.mp3 1:05

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_045_king_128kb.mp3 1:07

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_050_king_128kb.mp3 1:29

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_054_king_128kb.mp3 1:24

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_055_king_128kb.mp3 1:07

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_057_king_128kb.mp3 1:22

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_061_king_128kb.mp3 1:26

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_067_king_128kb.mp3 1:09

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_070_king_128kb.mp3 1:46

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/verse_077_king_128kb.mp3 1:28

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2017, 7:54 pm 

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Jason in Panama,

Thanks for our first completed sections.
All are PL OK!

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