COMPLETE Poems by Speranza, by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde-mas

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Post by julianpratley » April 5th, 2020, 6:17 pm

Poems by Speranza, by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde (1821 - 1896).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/poems-by-lady-jane-francesca-wilde/
Jane Wilde, the mother of Oscar Wilde, was an Irish poet who wrote under the pen name Speranza. She was politically active as an Irish nationalist, a passion which may be seen in her writing. Poems is a collection of her poetic works. ( Julian Pratley )
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    • "[Poem title], by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde. Read for LibriVox.org [by your name]."
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    Do not read the Roman numerals separating the stanzas of some poems.

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      "End of Poems by Speranza, by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde. "

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Post by julianpratley » April 5th, 2020, 6:20 pm

This is my first time BCing. I think I know what I'm doing but may have some questions along the way. :D

I have a couple to start with:
Is my description ok? I don't really know what I should say.
The second half of the book is subtitled Wanderings through European Literature. How should this be included in the recording? Is it just said at the start of the following poem?

I’d also like to put myself down for sections 0, 1, 7, 90, and 92.
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Post by silverquill » April 5th, 2020, 6:57 pm

Just one opinion.
Intro - Probably okay. We don't need a long essay. If you want to characterize the poems in some way, you can Like saying the book starts with a dedication to Ireland and has two sections, Poems and Wanderings through European Literature.

And, I would have that heading read at the of the first poem in that section. I sometimes will just take that poem myself so it gets done, or you can notate it in the comments section of the MW.

And, you might want to edit the template to use the abbreviated disclaimer that we usually use for poety.

All the best!
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Post by julianpratley » April 5th, 2020, 7:10 pm

silverquill wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Just one opinion.
Intro - Probably okay. We don't need a long essay. If you want to characterize the poems in some way, you can Like saying the book starts with a dedication to Ireland and has two sections, Poems and Wanderings through European Literature.

And, I would have that heading read at the of the first poem in that section. I sometimes will just take that poem myself so it gets done, or you can notate it in the comments section of the MW.

And, you might want to edit the template to use the abbreviated disclaimer that we usually use for poety.

All the best!
Forgot about the abbreviated disclaimer, I'll change it to that. Thanks for your help Larry!
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 5th, 2020, 7:36 pm

Julian,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up and be back with some further instructions.

MaryAnn

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Post by cadastra » April 5th, 2020, 7:45 pm

I would love to DPL.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 5th, 2020, 7:48 pm

OK, your MW is ready.

It looks like you have already set up your MW password (because it looks like you have been a DPL). If not, instructions to log into the magic window are in the BC How-to; and this is a more detailed version of the First Login instructions (with pictures!) Please be sure to read all of the BC How To document, as that will give you more information on your role as a BC.

I like to have the full disclaimer read on the first poem - to set up the book that is being read from. I agree with Larry, sometimes it's easier to do the poems with something unusual in the intro yourself, so you might want to think about that for the first poem, or add the full intro to the MW with a note to the reader to use it for the first poem.

Please let me know if I can help with anything. You won't hear from me while the project is running, but I'm checking posts every couple of days and will step in if I see you need any support.

Enjoy!
MaryAnn

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Post by julianpratley » April 5th, 2020, 8:04 pm

Thanks MaryAnn and cadastra! Yes I have used the MW before. I should get it filled in in the next day or two. I was going to read the first poem myself anyway so I’ll make sure to use the full disclaimer.
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Post by silverquill » April 5th, 2020, 8:18 pm

May I put in an early claim for:

THE FAITHLESS SHEPHERDS
WORK WHILE IT IS CALLED TO-DAY
THE DYING CHRISTIAN
SALVATION
HYMN TO THE CROSS
JESUS TO THE SOUL

Oh, and another thing to consider. Most of these poems have Roman Numerals for each verse. I think it would be good to clarify in your reading instructions whether these should be read or not. My personal preference would be NOT to read them. I think it just breaks the flow and thought of the poem in this instance.
~ Larry

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Post by julianpratley » April 5th, 2020, 8:26 pm

silverquill wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 8:18 pm
May I put in an early claim for:

THE FAITHLESS SHEPHERDS
WORK WHILE IT IS CALLED TO-DAY
THE DYING CHRISTIAN
SALVATION
HYMN TO THE CROSS
JESUS TO THE SOUL

Oh, and another thing to consider. Most of these poems have Roman Numerals for each verse. I think it would be good to clarify in your reading instructions whether these should be read or not. My personal preference would be NOT to read them. I think it just breaks the flow and thought of the poem in this instance.
Of course! :D
I totally agree with the Roman numerals - I’ll modify the instructions.
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Post by alanmapstone » April 5th, 2020, 9:11 pm

Interesting project. As a long time fan of Oscar I have often wondered what his mother's poems were like.

If you are allowing early claims may I read:

A Supplication
A lament to a Potato
The Waiwode
Cassandra (from Schiller)
Tristan and Isolde

Good luck with the BCing 👍
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Post by julianpratley » April 5th, 2020, 10:19 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Interesting project. As a long time fan of Oscar I have often wondered what his mother's poems were like.

If you are allowing early claims may I read:

A Supplication
A lament to a Potato
The Waiwode
Cassandra (from Schiller)
Tristan and Isolde

Good luck with the BCing 👍
Absolutely, I’ll put you in once I have the MW up and running. Thanks!
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Post by adrianstephens » April 6th, 2020, 9:36 am

Hello,
Please give me the next 5 unassigned poems.
Thank you,
Adrian
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Post by NemoR » April 6th, 2020, 3:22 pm

May I claim the following please:

THE FOUNTAIN IN THE FOREST
'TIS NOT UPON EARTH
THE FISHERMAN
THE EXILE
CONSTANCY
Nemo

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Post by julianpratley » April 6th, 2020, 5:15 pm

adrianstephens wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 9:36 am
Hello,
Please give me the next 5 unassigned poems.
Thank you,
Adrian
NemoR wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 3:22 pm
May I claim the following please:

THE FOUNTAIN IN THE FOREST
'TIS NOT UPON EARTH
THE FISHERMAN
THE EXILE
CONSTANCY
Thanks for claiming, I'll sign you up.
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