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Post Posted:: September 25th, 2017, 8:52 pm 

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A bit of Canadian history from an Englishman's point of view-

John Johnston, of Sault Ste. Marie, A Passage in Canadian History by William Kingsford (1819-1898)

MP3 link: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf052_johnjohnston_kingsford_ps_128kb.mp3
Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=XYHhAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_similarbooks
Length: 28:51

Wikipedia has info on Kingsford if he isn't in the catalog-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kingsford

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 7:11 am 
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Here is Books for Tired Eyes by Arthur E. Bostwick (1860-1942)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13430

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf052_booksfortiredeyes_bostwick_lt_128kb.mp3

(24:34)

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 9:39 am 

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Thanks Fritz and Lynne for these contributions! New authors for the catalog, both of them! :) I'll proof listen in a bit.

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 10:58 am 

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pschempf wrote:
Sue-

A bit of Canadian history from an Englishman's point of view-

John Johnston, of Sault Ste. Marie, A Passage in Canadian History by William Kingsford (1819-1898)

MP3 link: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf052_johnjohnston_kingsford_ps_128kb.mp3
Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=XYHhAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_similarbooks
Length: 28:51

Wikipedia has info on Kingsford if he isn't in the catalog-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kingsford


Thanks, Fritz, for this contribution, which throws light on the tangled history surrounding the Sault Ste. Marie area. As always, you read very well! :) Your reading gained added interest for me, when I opened up Google maps, to "follow the action" so to speak, and saw the location of Sault Ste. Marie--just across the Canadian border from the upper Peninsula of Michigan. There are some Michigan Lake Superior beaches, reputedly good for agate hunting, which I have imagined as a vacation destination (Gran Marais, etc.); it sounds like there would be a lot of history to explore in the area also.

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 11:25 am 

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I grew up in Minnesota and worked for several years in Michigan. This is the season to visit the shores of the upper Great Lakes, no bugs and the fall colors can be spectacular if your timing is right. We used to keep an eye out for agates when we walked gravel roads or prowled around gravel pits, but these days those roads are all paved and gravel pit owners aren't as welcoming as they were when I was a kid. Best one we found was about the size of a baseball, but most were a lot smaller, more grape to walnut sized. :)

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 12:00 pm 

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I would like to reserve 2 sections together for the following work:
The True Story Of Lady Byron’s Life, in two parts. Each section about 40 minutes long. It might take a week or two to be completed so if it doesn't make it into this collection, then the next one will be fine. I just want you to know it's coming. :D

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 12:05 pm 

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Hi Lynne, This essay by a librarian on the eyestrain imposed by small type made a lot of good points. Our generation is lucky to have the ability to enlarge type on our computers to a readable size, something that Bostwick's generation simply could not do. Speaking personally, another miracle of our age is the magnifying "reader," machines such as (to put in a plug) the Optolec Clearview which I bought for a sight-impaired relative of mine. The joy this magnifier brought to that person's life, allowing them to read books again, was truly marvelous for me to witness.

One of my own gripes about type is the faint gray type that is popular now. Since archive.org redesigned their webpage and started using this tiny, faint gray type, I can hardly, if at all, make out how many downloads my LibriVox recordings have received! Just as well?

PL OK. :)

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 12:15 pm 

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I would like to reserve 2 sections together for the following work:
The True Story Of Lady Byron’s Life, in two parts. Each section about 40 minutes long. It might take a week or two to be completed so if it doesn't make it into this collection, then the next one will be fine. I just want you to know it's coming. :D


Hi Michele, Lady Byron sounds interesting! Depending on when you finish, there will definitely be a place for your readings, either in this, or the next volume! :)

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 12:23 pm 

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One of my own gripes about type is the faint gray type that is popular now. Since archive.org redesigned their webpage and started using this tiny, faint gray type, I can hardly, if at all, make out how many downloads my LibriVox recordings have received! Just as well?
Yes, what's up with that faint gray type! And another gripe of mine is the back of CD and Audiobook cases. They put all the descriptive text in about 8 point type in the middle of the 5x5 page, with 2 inches of blank space all around it! Who is making these ridiculous choices? Ah, I bet it's people who can see! :?

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2017, 12:53 pm 
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Sue Anderson wrote:
Lynnet wrote:


Hi Lynne, This essay by a librarian on the eyestrain imposed by small type made a lot of good points. Our generation is lucky to have the ability to enlarge type on our computers to a readable size, something that Bostwick's generation simply could not do. Speaking personally, another miracle of our age is the magnifying "reader," machines such as (to put in a plug) the Optolec Clearview which I bought for a sight-impaired relative of mine. The joy this magnifier brought to that person's life, allowing them to read books again, was truly marvelous for me to witness.

One of my own gripes about type is the faint gray type that is popular now. Since archive.org redesigned their webpage and started using this tiny, faint gray type, I can hardly, if at all, make out how many downloads my LibriVox recordings have received! Just as well?

PL OK. :)

And, of course, Librivox can only do so much :lol: :lol:

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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2017, 5:50 pm 
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Sue,

This caught my eye:

Poetry for Poetry's Sake by A. C. Bradley

The link to your file you copied from the uploader. https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf052_poetry_bradley_mas_128kb.mp3
Source from which you read (etext URL). http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24308
Length in minutes. 50.49

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Wow... A.C. Bradley's lecture, which I gather was given on the occasion of his ascendence to the position of "professor of poetry" at Oxford was as technical a read as I've had occasion to proof listen in a long time. MaryAnn, you did a fine job with this difficult text! :) I'm only going to point out one small slip, and that only in the spirit of Bradley's remark that "in true poetry it is, in strictness, impossible to express the meaning in any but its own words, or to change the words without changing the meaning." The slip occurred right at the end at 49:20:50... Leading up to this point, Bradley writes: "About the best poetry, and not only the best, there floats an atmosphere of infinite suggestion. The poet speaks to us of one thing, but in this one thing, there seems to lurk the secret of all... Those who are susceptible to this effect of poetry find it... in a child's song by Christina Rossetti about a mere crown of wind-flowers..." Well, you read "wild flowers," which is probably what I would have read myself; but, I think you would agree with me that it's the unexpected image of "wind flowers" that touches the poetic imagination here.

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Thanks Sue. Corrected file uploaded.
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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2017, 6:50 pm 

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Thanks, MaryAnn! :)

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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 1:22 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf052_eatinginberlin_cobb_vfkabt_128kb.mp3
3.13
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf052_emergencyfeature_weymouthgazette_vfkabt_128kb.mp3
4.12

A pair of short works from the Weymouth Gazette (Massachusetts) of July 3rd, 1914. Found this on Archive last night.
https://archive.org/stream/WeymouthGazette191407/Weymouth_Gazette_1914_07#page/n0/mode/2up
Emergency Feature is on the front page; the Cobb piece is on the following pages on the right-hand side up top.

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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 6:08 pm 

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VfkaBT wrote:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf052_eatinginberlin_cobb_vfkabt_128kb.mp3
3.13
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf052_emergencyfeature_weymouthgazette_vfkabt_128kb.mp3
4.12

A pair of short works from the Weymouth Gazette (Massachusetts) of July 3rd, 1914. Found this on Archive last night.
https://archive.org/stream/WeymouthGazette191407/Weymouth_Gazette_1914_07#page/n0/mode/2up
Emergency Feature is on the front page; the Cobb piece is on the following pages on the right-hand side up top.


Thanks BT, Both are PL OK. Interesting to read about a forerunner of the 911 emergency telephone number! :)

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2017, 4:28 pm 

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Here is one more short piece by me.

Christ and Socrates

Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778

https://archive.org/stream/worldsbestessays10brew#page/3283/mode/1up

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5:47

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