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Post by TriciaG » July 24th, 2020, 4:34 pm

Self Help; with Illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance by Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904).

Self-Help (1859) has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism", and it raised Smiles to celebrity status almost overnight. It promotes thrift and claims that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits, while also attacking materialism and laissez-faire government. The whole self-help genre got its name from this book. ( Cribbed from Goodreads; to be changed before cataloging)
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Post by TriciaG » July 24th, 2020, 4:37 pm

We're ready for claims!
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Post by Kalamareader » July 24th, 2020, 6:08 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 4:37 pm
We're ready for claims!
Good evening Tricia,

I just ran across this and would be willing to start with the Preface and Introduction. I just loved Character and I am sure that this will be just as entertaining. One thing I noticed, the chapters in this one are a lot longer than the ones in Character. :roll:

Thanks,

Wayne

Edit: Should I read the quotations that come before the Into.? It would seem to me to be good, but your call, of course.
Last edited by Kalamareader on July 24th, 2020, 6:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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To accept a place in society-not always the place one desires; to do well the work that is near at hand-not always the work one wishes; to love and to cherish the work, and to forget oneself in the needs of others, all that is not always easy. ~JAW

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Post by TriciaG » July 24th, 2020, 6:10 pm

Section 1 is yours!

Yes, longer chapters. I debated between making more parts per chapter (to shorten each section) or just go with longer sections. You can tell which one out. ;)
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Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David

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Post by Kalamareader » July 24th, 2020, 6:14 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Section 1 is yours!

Yes, longer chapters. I debated between making more parts per chapter (to shorten each section) or just go with longer sections. You can tell which one out. ;)

About the quotations?

edit: ...one out, or won out? :hmm: :wink:
Wayne
To accept a place in society-not always the place one desires; to do well the work that is near at hand-not always the work one wishes; to love and to cherish the work, and to forget oneself in the needs of others, all that is not always easy. ~JAW

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Post by Kalamareader » July 24th, 2020, 7:40 pm

Tricia,

Well, I made and 'executive decision' (even though I am not anywhere near an executive) to add the quotations (since I had a little time today to do this), but if you want them taken out just let me know and of course I will take them out.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/selfhelp_01_smiles_128kb.mp3

Time 14:13

Wayne
Wayne
To accept a place in society-not always the place one desires; to do well the work that is near at hand-not always the work one wishes; to love and to cherish the work, and to forget oneself in the needs of others, all that is not always easy. ~JAW

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Post by Kalamareader » July 24th, 2020, 7:51 pm

Hi again,

I know this may kind of strange, but might I claim next sections 32 and 33?

Thanks,

Wayne
Wayne
To accept a place in society-not always the place one desires; to do well the work that is near at hand-not always the work one wishes; to love and to cherish the work, and to forget oneself in the needs of others, all that is not always easy. ~JAW

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Post by TriciaG » July 25th, 2020, 7:58 am

Thanks!

Yes, I would have requested the quotes to be read, so your executive decision stands. :) (And thanks for pointing out my typo/brain fart.) :roll:

32 and 33 are yours. And no, not strange; we choose the chapters that interest us more. ;)
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Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David

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Post by TriciaG » July 25th, 2020, 9:48 am

Section 1 PL OK!

Moving to Readers Wanted...
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Post by Micfairy252 » July 28th, 2020, 11:35 am

Hello,

I would be interested in recording sections 2 and 3 "Self- Help National and Individual parts 1 and 2" if they are available.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Micfairy252!

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Post by TriciaG » July 28th, 2020, 11:46 am

Micfairy252 wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 11:35 am
Hello,

I would be interested in recording sections 2 and 3 "Self- Help National and Individual parts 1 and 2" if they are available.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
You're in for sections 2 and 3. :) Thanks!
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Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David

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Post by Kalamareader » July 28th, 2020, 2:02 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Hi again,

I know this may kind of strange, but might I claim next sections 32 and 33?

Thanks,

Wayne
Hi Tricia,

Here is the first half of chapter 12: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/selfhelp_32_smiles_128kb.mp3

Time: 25:54

Wayne
Wayne
To accept a place in society-not always the place one desires; to do well the work that is near at hand-not always the work one wishes; to love and to cherish the work, and to forget oneself in the needs of others, all that is not always easy. ~JAW

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Post by TriciaG » July 28th, 2020, 2:24 pm

Thank you!
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David

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Post by TriciaG » July 29th, 2020, 8:31 am

Section 32 PL OK!
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Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David

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Post by tealeafs » July 30th, 2020, 9:36 am

Hi,

Can I claim Section 11 "Ch V. Helps and Opportunities—Scientific Pursuits, Part 1"?

Thanks!

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