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Post by msfry » April 1st, 2020, 8:21 pm

Ingersoll on WALT WHITMAN, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3.
Col. Ingersoll begins his lectures on famous people as follows: "It is hard to overstate the debt we owe to the men and women of genius. Take from our world what they have given, and all the niches would be empty, all the walls naked—meaning and connection would fall from words of poetry and fiction, music would go back to common air, and all the forms of subtle and enchanting Art would lose proportion and become the unmeaning waste and shattered spoil of thoughtless Chance." One of the most famous orators of his day, a contemporary and personal friend of Mark Twain and General Grant, Ingersoll's lectures in this series include: SHAKESPEARE, ROBERT BURNS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLTAIRE, WALT WHITMAN, HUMBOLDT and THOMAS PAINE; followed by inspiring speeches on other personalities: THE GREAT INFIDELS; WHICH WAY? (science or superstition); and ABOUT THE HOLY BIBLE.
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Post by realisticspeakers » April 2nd, 2020, 2:18 am

Hi.
Is it too early to ask for Humanity and Individuality?
This is not philosophical rhetoric, I just want to read those sections.
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Post by msfry » April 2nd, 2020, 6:32 am

realisticspeakers wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 2:18 am
Hi.
Is it too early to ask for Humanity and Individuality?
This is not philosophical rhetoric, I just want to read those sections.
Sure. When I get a MW, I'll put you in for 5 INDIVIDUALITY and 6 HUMANITY. You can go ahead and record if you wish.
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Post by alg1001 » April 2nd, 2020, 7:01 am

Hi Michele,
The MW is ready now. Over to Readers Wanted..

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Post by msfry » April 2nd, 2020, 7:14 am

alg1001 wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 7:01 am
Hi Michele,
The MW is ready now. Over to Readers Wanted..
Scramble we did. And ready we are. :D
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Post by KevinS » April 2nd, 2020, 8:19 am

Section 2, please. (I hope it's racy!)

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Post by msfry » April 2nd, 2020, 10:14 am

KevinS wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 8:19 am
Section 2, please. (I hope it's racy!)
I won't know til I PL it, so hurry it up. I could use a shot of "racy" in my dotage! :D
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Post by KevinS » April 2nd, 2020, 10:21 am

msfry wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 10:14 am
KevinS wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 8:19 am
Section 2, please. (I hope it's racy!)
I won't know til I PL it, so hurry it up. I could use a shot of "racy" in my dotage! :D
Secret: I have always wanted to record a "bodice-ripper." A tasteful one.

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Post by msfry » April 2nd, 2020, 12:42 pm

Section 2 is PL OK, and quite interesting even though not racy. Thank you.
I didn't know Epicurus came up with "Happiness is the only good". I thought it was Ingersoll! At least the Colonel completed it this way:

"Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."
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Post by KevinS » April 2nd, 2020, 12:50 pm

E. gets a bad rap. Here's a translation from one of his 'letters.'

"When we say, then, that pleasure is the end and aim, we do not mean the pleasures of the prodigal or the pleasures of sensuality, as we are understood to do by some through ignorance, prejudice, or willful misrepresentation. By pleasure we mean the absence of pain in the body and of trouble in the soul. It is not an unbroken succession of drinking-bouts and of revelry, not sexual lust, not the enjoyment of the fish and other delicacies of a luxurious table, which produce a pleasant life; it is sober reasoning, searching out the grounds of every choice and avoidance, and banishing those beliefs through which the greatest tumults take possession of the soul."

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Post by msfry » April 2nd, 2020, 1:02 pm

KevinS wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 12:50 pm
E. gets a bad rap. Here's a translation from one of his 'letters.'

"When we say, then, that pleasure is the end and aim, we do not mean the pleasures of the prodigal or the pleasures of sensuality, as we are understood to do by some through ignorance, prejudice, or willful misrepresentation. By pleasure we mean the absence of pain in the body and of trouble in the soul. It is not an unbroken succession of drinking-bouts and of revelry, not sexual lust, not the enjoyment of the fish and other delicacies of a luxurious table, which produce a pleasant life; it is sober reasoning, searching out the grounds of every choice and avoidance, and banishing those beliefs through which the greatest tumults take possession of the soul."
I see you have a one year Librivox anniversary coming up, Kevin. How are you going to celebrate? Sensuality or sober reasoning? And in one short year you have already bypassed me in posts, and almost caught up to me in sections, (and I've been pretty busy at it for almost 7 years)!
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Post by KevinS » April 2nd, 2020, 1:14 pm

msfry wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 1:02 pm
KevinS wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 12:50 pm
E. gets a bad rap. Here's a translation from one of his 'letters.'

"When we say, then, that pleasure is the end and aim, we do not mean the pleasures of the prodigal or the pleasures of sensuality, as we are understood to do by some through ignorance, prejudice, or willful misrepresentation. By pleasure we mean the absence of pain in the body and of trouble in the soul. It is not an unbroken succession of drinking-bouts and of revelry, not sexual lust, not the enjoyment of the fish and other delicacies of a luxurious table, which produce a pleasant life; it is sober reasoning, searching out the grounds of every choice and avoidance, and banishing those beliefs through which the greatest tumults take possession of the soul."
I see you have a one year Librivox anniversary coming up, Kevin. How are you going to celebrate? Sensuality or sober reasoning? And in one short year you have already bypassed me in posts, and almost caught up to me in sections, (and I've been pretty busy at it for almost 7 years)!
I have had to 'strike while the iron is hot.' (I have no idea from where that comes or even what it really means!)

EDIT: Oh, it's from the blacksmith!

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Post by Levine » April 2nd, 2020, 4:35 pm

Hi, all.

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May I claim section 9. IX - Religion ?

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Post by msfry » April 2nd, 2020, 5:09 pm

Levine wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 4:35 pm
Hi, all.

Levine
May I claim section 9. IX - Religion ?
Indeed. You're in.
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