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Post by Carolin » December 7th, 2016, 6:07 am

Ben King's Verse by Benjamin King (1857 - 1894).
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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Post by Carolin » December 7th, 2016, 6:09 am

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 by aradlaw » December 9th, 2016, 8:18 pm

It looks okay to me Carolin.
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Post by Carolin » January 1st, 2017, 9:32 am

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 by Carolin » January 1st, 2017, 9:41 am

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]"
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Post by silverquill » January 1st, 2017, 9:15 pm

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 by Carolin » January 2nd, 2017, 1:56 am

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 by Alitheia » January 2nd, 2017, 3:20 am

Happy New Year :)

I'd like to read 48 and 53, please.
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Post by Carolin » January 2nd, 2017, 3:59 am

thank you!
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Post by jasonb » January 17th, 2017, 1:20 pm

May I have 13, 15, 19, 73, 93, 109
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Post by Carolin » January 18th, 2017, 1:30 am

thank you jason! :D
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Post by jasonb » January 18th, 2017, 6:23 am

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 by silverquill » January 18th, 2017, 7:54 pm

Jason in Panama,

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

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