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Post Posted:: May 22nd, 2017, 2:15 am 
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The Democracy of the Constitution, and other Addresses and Essays by Henry Cabot Lodge (1850 - 1924).

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Henry Cabot Lodge was a popular American Senator from Massachussetts. He did not only make a name for himself as a politician, but also as an essayist, combining his personal experience as Senator with a study of the philosophical and historical background of this profession. The essays in this volume concern the American model of democracy in particular. Published in 1915, the essays contained herein also reflect the rapid changes brought about by World War I, which will interest a wide readership. ( Carolin)


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Post Posted:: May 22nd, 2017, 2:32 am 
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we have just completed the monumental work the english constitution by walter bagehot. now it would be interesting to bring an american point of view to the catalogue :)

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!

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Post Posted:: May 22nd, 2017, 10:56 pm 
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Off we go to readers wanted :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: May 23rd, 2017, 6:20 am 

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Hello Carolin, I am a new member to the Librivox forum. I would like to join this project of The Democracy of the Constitution by Henry Cabot. Lodge. I would like to take a part in section 13, An American Myth. Also, I would like to ask if I am allowed to join, as I am not a native English speaker, and I might have some problems with pronouncing certain words (Of course I would look up the pronunciation, but just in case).

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Post Posted:: May 23rd, 2017, 7:08 am 
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hi and welcome to librivox!

you are more than welcome to participate in this project, of course! im glad you find it interesting :)

as this is your first claim, i need to create your catalog page. under which name or pseudonym would you like to be credited in the catalog? we can also link to your personal website or blog.

also, please complete the one minute test before getting started. this is not an audition, but only a way for us to make sure that your volume is good, that your mp3s have 128kbps, and to help you clean out background noise if necessary. it will take you 30 seconds to complete it, and then a few hours to wait for feedback, and then you are all set to get started :)

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Post Posted:: May 24th, 2017, 7:36 am 

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Hi Carolin,

For the catalog page, I would like my page under the username, HarthStonebrew. Currently I do not use any personal website or blog, so I don't think that is something to worry about.

I have just finished my one minute test. I know that I have some pronunciation errors, please put into consider that I am not a native English speaking student.

The file is 32 seconds, and it is around 0.50KB.
Here is the link:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=65611

I am glad to join your project, Thank you very much.


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Post Posted:: May 24th, 2017, 10:07 am 
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thank you :D

i have signed you up, your personal catalog page is here: https://librivox.org/reader/11721

i see tricia had a couple of technical things for you to look at. have you seen our wiki, it can be very useful.
here is an article on how to set up audacity properly (set to mono): http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Audacity_1-2-3
and here are several tutorials, among others some on the volume: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Audacity_Tutorials

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Post Posted:: June 3rd, 2017, 5:58 am 
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Would enjoy being dpl.
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Post Posted:: June 3rd, 2017, 8:41 am 
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Thank you dave, welcome to this project :mrgreen:

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Post Posted:: June 28th, 2017, 10:09 am 

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This book looks interesting! I would like to claim parts 1 and 2, The Public Opinion Bill.


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Post Posted:: June 28th, 2017, 10:45 am 
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thank you colleen :D

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Post Posted:: June 30th, 2017, 9:01 am 

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Oof I missed that there are a couple of tables in this piece. Looking for suggestions on how to handle them. I can read off the various numbers but it seems like it would be very monotonous and fairly hard to follow in listening to, rather than looking at it.

I am thinking that a good place to divide the parts of the chapter would be on page 15, after the first paragraph, ending with "or for second thought". That would put the long footnote (text of the bill) that starts the chapter in the first section, and the tables in the second, while dividing it at a small change in thought at just about the halfway point.

Open to suggestions from the more experienced on this! Thanks!


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Post Posted:: June 30th, 2017, 12:15 pm 
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Hi colleen, you are right, thats a difficult one. I dont think theres much of a workaround for tables. Please let me know if i can walk you through the table :)

I think your chapter division sounds very good. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: June 30th, 2017, 4:13 pm 

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You know, I'm not sure it is necessary to read out the tables. The text is the text of a speech, and he only discusses the figures in general terms. The text part is perfectly understandable without the tables as it would have had to be in 1907 when he didn't have handouts or a projector,or power point to show everyone the figures. The specifics don't add much to the overall understanding other than to show that Mr Lodge did his homework...


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Post Posted:: July 2nd, 2017, 12:19 am 
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I totally agree with you, and i wouldn't mind if the table was omitted, but it is unfortunately against librivox policy. One of our few hard rules is that we dont add or omit anything from the text.

What might make it easier would be to read the table in sentences, like,
On november 4,1890, on the change of residence in the state not to disqualify a voter for certain offices for six months, 97177 voted yes, 44686 voted no, totalling 141863. On certain soldiers etc, not disfranchised, who have received aid from town or not oaid a poll tax, 100109 voted yes, 27021 voted no, totalling 127130. Taken together, thats 285526 votes for the governor, 143663 not voting in the former, 158396 not voting in the latter.

That way, you can package the numbers a bit better. Please verify that i understood the last two columns correctly, i might not have :)

Does this help?

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