[memoir] The Notebooks of Samuel Butler -ck

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Post by Carolin » May 4th, 2017, 2:19 am

The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
Edited by Henry Festing Jones (1851 - 1928)
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Early in his life Samuel Butler began to carry a note-book and to write down in it anything he wanted to remember; it might be something he heard some one say, more commonly it was something he said himself. In one of these notes he gives a reason for making them:

“One’s thoughts fly so fast that one must shoot them; it is no use trying to put salt on their tails.”

So he bagged as many as he could hit and preserved them, re-written on loose sheets of paper which constituted a sort of museum stored with the wise, beautiful, and strange creatures that were continually winging their way across the field of his vision. As he became a more expert marksman his collection increased and his museum grew so crowded that he wanted a catalogue. In 1874 he started an index, and this led to his reconsidering the notes, destroying those that he remembered having used in his published books and re-writing the remainder. The re-writing shortened some but it lengthened others and suggested so many new ones that the index was soon of little use and there seemed to be no finality about it. In 1891 he attached the problem afresh and made it a rule to spend an hour every morning re-editing his notes and keeping his index up to date. At his death, in 1902, he left five bound volumes, with the contents dated and indexed, about 225 pages of closely written sermon paper to each volume, and more than enough unbound and unindexed sheets to made a sixth volume of equal size. ( Henry Festing Jones)
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Post by Carolin » May 4th, 2017, 2:43 am

this project is now good to go! all readers and a dpl are most welcome :)
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Post by barbara2 » May 5th, 2017, 3:39 am

Carolin,

I'd enjoy reading Sections 10 and 11, please. That's Handel and Music Parts 1 and 2.

Best,

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Post by Carolin » May 5th, 2017, 3:43 am

Thats great, barbara, thank you :thumbs:

You chose what i think is the most difficult section. Ill give you complete freedom to decide how best to bind in the music. Feel free to post so that we can brainstorm together though :thumbs:
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Post by barbara2 » May 5th, 2017, 4:23 am

Carolin wrote:Thats great, barbara, thank you :thumbs:

You chose what i think is the most difficult section. Ill give you complete freedom to decide how best to bind in the music. Feel free to post so that we can brainstorm together though :thumbs:
It could be interesting, I have a couple of ideas... but I'm grateful for your offer, Carolin. So good to know there'll be an experienced Librivoxer to consult when I get stuck.

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Post by Carolin » May 5th, 2017, 7:35 am

:thumbs:
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Post by Carolin » May 6th, 2017, 1:29 am

Moving us out to readers wanted :thumbs:
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Post by Read » May 6th, 2017, 8:40 am

I would like to do Section 1 (Preface) and Section 2 (Biographical Statement), please.

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Post by Carolin » May 6th, 2017, 10:39 am

thank you kristin!
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Post by Carolin » May 7th, 2017, 5:52 am

thank you kristin!
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Post by afutterer » June 2nd, 2017, 8:57 am

I have a lot of projects going right now but I have some time so I will listen to what you have so far. Sections 1 & 2.
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Post by afutterer » June 2nd, 2017, 9:49 am

PL NOTES:

SECTIONS 1 & 2

PL OK
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Post by Carolin » June 3rd, 2017, 12:31 am

Thank you Anthony!
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Post by barbara2 » June 10th, 2017, 4:14 am

Hi Carolin, Section 10 ready to be PLed:


https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/notebooks_10_butler_128kb.mp3
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28:58


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