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Post by lethargilistic » December 27th, 2019, 3:44 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Tricia has an interesting read entitled Historical Cycling in SNF Vol. 066: https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-066-by-various/
Well aware! I devoured her reading of Pleasure Cycling by Henry Clyde and recommend it all the time.
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December 27th, 2019, 2:09 pm
"The bicycle has doubtless become one of the greatest promoters of healthy out-door exercise... but there is necessarily nothing social in it; in fact it is the most selfish conception possible. Think of a family-man buying a bicycle and starting off for a ride while the wife and children are left at home on the verandah to admire the grace and ease with which their lord and master wheels off to get exhilarating whiffs of fresh country air." Canadian Wheelman, 1886
That article is utter claptrap, but I loved, loved, loved the irony of suggesting the car as a more sociable alternative to the bicycle. I wanted to track down the original to figure out if it was being sarcastic (and if it was the Milton Bradley). It's up there with the worst predictions of all time, IMO. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by RobMarland » December 27th, 2019, 4:45 pm

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Post by Availle » December 27th, 2019, 4:54 pm

With that, I'd like to claim the final spot. I have something recorded, just need to edit it. I'll probably have it done tomorrow, if not today. Sorry for the delay...
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Post by Sue Anderson » December 27th, 2019, 5:20 pm

RobMarland wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Hello! Here are my two subs for this collection.

Some Reflections of the Beauty of Unpunctuality
Lord Alfred Douglas (1870 – 1945)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf071_unpunctuality_douglas_rm_128kb.mp3
11:21
https://archive.org/details/spiritlampserial00doug/page/n331


The Tomb of Keats
Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf071_keats_wilde_rm_128kb.mp3
08:12
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012330943&view=1up&seq=488
Hi Rob, Thanks for these! :)

"How many people have escaped terrible deaths by being late for trains." Lord Alfred Douglas

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Post by RobMarland » December 27th, 2019, 5:22 pm

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December 27th, 2019, 5:20 pm
"How many people have escaped terrible deaths by being late for trains." Lord Alfred Douglas
Ha! I'm not sure if Douglas was in the Oxford debating society but on the strength of that argument I am going to guess not.
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Post by Sue Anderson » December 27th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Availle wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 4:54 pm
With that, I'd like to claim the final spot. I have something recorded, just need to edit it. I'll probably have it done tomorrow, if not today. Sorry for the delay...
Hi Availle,

It seems the SNF Collection has awakened from it's holiday slumber... We'll wait for your submission. :) Then SNF will have to wait for Jo and myself to put the collection together!

My best wishes to everyone for the New Year 2020 soon to be upon us,

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Post by RobMarland » December 27th, 2019, 6:19 pm

RobMarland wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Some Reflections of the Beauty of Unpunctuality
Apologies: typo.
Some Reflections on the Beauty of Unpunctuality
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Post by soupy » December 27th, 2019, 6:43 pm

All four new readings are PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 28th, 2019, 2:34 pm

lethargilistic wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 3:44 pm
That article is utter claptrap, but I loved, loved, loved the irony of suggesting the car as a more sociable alternative to the bicycle. I wanted to track down the original to figure out if it was being sarcastic (and if it was the Milton Bradley). It's up there with the worst predictions of all time, IMO. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mike, The Milton Bradley Co. published both cycling board games and posters in the 1880s. Bradley also published
"Bradley's Driving and Wheeling Chart for Springfield and Vicinity," Of this book-styled map, especially designed to be managed by the wheelman with one hand, Bradley writes (cerca 1886) "I began the chart merely for use in my own drives; but becoming interested in the idea of opening up the pleasant places of the region to others, I decided to publish it."

http://www.cyclingboardgames.net/g_bicycleracemb.htm

https://www.loc.gov/item/99400146/

https://books.google.com/books?id=dIQCAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA661&lpg=PA661&dq=springfield+bicycle+club+1886+membership+list&source=bl&ots=b9idxLZu4g&sig=ACfU3U0Bec2BVNm-N8IGWT_wBgpCF8UpVQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiH7bSCm9nmAhWbKM0KHV-4A5EQ6AEwA3oECAYQAQ#v=onepage&q=milton%20bradley&f=falseand

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Post by lethargilistic » December 28th, 2019, 4:39 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 2:34 pm
lethargilistic wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 3:44 pm
That article is utter claptrap, but I loved, loved, loved the irony of suggesting the car as a more sociable alternative to the bicycle. I wanted to track down the original to figure out if it was being sarcastic (and if it was the Milton Bradley). It's up there with the worst predictions of all time, IMO. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mike, The Milton Bradley Co. published both cycling board games and posters in the 1880s. Bradley also published
"Bradley's Driving and Wheeling Chart for Springfield and Vicinity," Of this book-styled map, especially designed to be managed by the wheelman with one hand, Bradley writes (cerca 1886) "I began the chart merely for use in my own drives; but becoming interested in the idea of opening up the pleasant places of the region to others, I decided to publish it."
Ah, then it would make a lot of sense for it to have been him. Random!
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Post by Availle » December 28th, 2019, 7:55 pm

Thank you for your patience! Let me close this collection - and the whole 2019 of non-fiction collections - with

Mary Anning, the Fossil Finder
by Charles Dickens
from "All Year Round", Vol. 13, 1865
https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.5079/page/n63

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf071_maryanning_dickens_ava_128kb.mp3
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Post by Sue Anderson » December 29th, 2019, 7:58 am

Availle wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Thank you for your patience! Let me close this collection - and the whole 2019 of non-fiction collections - with

Mary Anning, the Fossil Finder
by Charles Dickens
Many thanks, Availle! :)

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Anning

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847[2]) was an English fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Her findings contributed to important changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.

In 2010, one hundred and sixty-three years after her death, the Royal Society included Anning in a list of the ten British women who have most influenced the history of science.

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Post by soupy » December 29th, 2019, 8:33 am

Thanks Availle for the story of Mary Anning.

One error noted:

9:12 she enabled the savans to fix four kinds of icthyosauri - repetition and page turn


Should Charles Dickens be author or editor?

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 29th, 2019, 11:00 am

soupy wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 8:33 am

Should Charles Dickens be author or editor?

Craig
Craig and Availle:

The Wikipedia article on Anning has this to say: "After her death in 1847, her unusual life story attracted increasing interest. An uncredited author in All the Year Round, edited by Charles Dickens, wrote of her in 1865 that "[t]he carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself, and has deserved to win it."

The article was published in a journal, All the Year Round, owned and edited by Dickens: Wikipedia has this to say about All the Year Round:
"All the Year Round was a Victorian periodical, being a British weekly literary magazine founded and owned by Charles Dickens, published between 1859 and 1895 throughout the United Kingdom. Edited by Dickens, it was the direct successor to his previous publication Household Words, abandoned due to differences with his former publisher."

So--technically, the author of the article was "anonymous." However, Dickens as owner of the magazine, "owned" the rights to the article and speaking in a non technical, lord-of-the-manor sense might be considered the "author."

I am open to going either way, and I am leaving it up to you two to decide what you want to do. However, if Anonymous replaces Dickens as author, then the file name will have to be changed to reflect that.

Please let me know how you two decide.

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 29th, 2019, 1:49 pm

VOLUME 071 IS FULL!

Please save your recordings for Vol. 072 of the Nonfiction Collection, which will be open soon. Look for it in the "Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry and Prose) thread.

Thank you to all who participated in this volume of the SNF!

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