[COMPLETE]- Trivia by John Gay - ans

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Post by eggs4ears » June 6th, 2018, 4:20 am

Trivia, or The Art of Walking the Streets of London by John Gay (1685 - 1732).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/trivia-by-john-gay/
John Gay's Trivia is a satirical guide to walking the streets of London, written in mock heroic style. Learn how to avoid pickpockets, wig thieves, falling masonry and the contents of chamber pots, and above all else how to dress well for all weathers and avoid mud splatters. Your daily walk will never be the same again! ( Phil Benson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/triviaorartofwal00gayjuoft
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (John Gay) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gay

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivia_(poem)
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 3
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1716
    [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: Poetry/Single author

Keywords that describe the book: satire, London, walking

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[*]The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
  • "Chapter [number] of Trivia, or The Art of Walking the Streets of London. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Say:
    "Trivia, or The Art of Walking the Streets of London, by John Gay. [Book I]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Book [number] of Trivia, or The Art of Walking the Streets of London by John Gay. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Only if applicable, say:
    "[book #]"
END of recording:
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of [Book III]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of Trivia, or The Art of Walking the Streets of London, by John Gay. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename trivia_##_gay_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. trivia_01_gay_128kb.mp3)

[*]Example ID3 V2 tags
Artist: John Gay
Title: ## - [Section title]
Album: Trivia, or The Art of Walking the Streets of London


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Post by eggs4ears » June 6th, 2018, 4:21 am

Newgatenovelist to DPL

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Post by annise » June 6th, 2018, 5:08 am

It's 9 years and 9 months since I posted this as a suggestion - I was so new I didn't even know how to post links, :D

Off to set it up.

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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 6th, 2018, 8:14 am

Checking in! Good summary, but wig thieves? I didn't even know such dangers lurked around every corner!

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Post by annise » June 6th, 2018, 11:13 pm

Anything portable and expensive with a resale value is worth stealing - people haven't changed, only things

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Post by annise » June 6th, 2018, 11:16 pm

I've changed the chapters in the intros to books , I've assumed you'll read books I II and III as your sections. The cataloguing will need to wait till later for me to finish it - I've a meeting

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Post by eggs4ears » June 7th, 2018, 7:40 pm

Ha ha! I hope it's worth the wait!

Book 1 ready for PL: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/trivia_01_gay.mp3 - 18:01

I'm not planning to read the introduction, btw, it was written 200 years later and just seems to summarise the poem.
annise wrote:
June 6th, 2018, 5:08 am
It's 9 years and 9 months since I posted this as a suggestion - I was so new I didn't even know how to post links, :D

Off to set it up.

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Post by eggs4ears » June 7th, 2018, 7:42 pm

Yes, that's right, I say 'book', not 'chapter'.
annise wrote:
June 6th, 2018, 11:16 pm
I've changed the chapters in the intros to books , I've assumed you'll read books I II and III as your sections. The cataloguing will need to wait till later for me to finish it - I've a meeting

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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 9th, 2018, 5:39 am

Off to a good start! A couple of notes, since I tend to ratchet up the PLing for poetry:

2.16-2.20, p. 3, l. 11
To pave thy Realm, and smooth the [heard thy] broken Ways,

7.13-7.16, p. 6, l. 96, omission
[And] Blood in purple Torrents dies the Stones;

11.17-11.20, p. 9, l. 168, check pronunciation of Niobe
Then Niobe dissolves into a Tear,
http://howjsay.com/index.php?word=niobe&x=0&y=0&wid=2048#
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/niobe
These agree on the vowel sound but not the stress. I only knew the one used by Howjsay, so you learn something new every day!


Anne, was there any little kink in how this project is displaying? When I tried to look at the project thread to PL I had to log in to see it. I don't remember this happening before. Is it something you've encountered?

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Post by eggs4ears » June 12th, 2018, 3:36 pm

Thanks, Erin, I will look after Book 1 when you have finished with 2 & 3. Oh, those Greek pronunciations! They catch me out every time.

For Section 2, I already have two PL notes to self. Pronunciations of Eurydice (twice around 18:00) and equipage (around 26:00).

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/trivia_02_gay.mp3 - 27:42
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/trivia_03_gay.mp3 - 24:08

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Post by annise » June 12th, 2018, 4:07 pm

I couldn't see anything wrong with the link but they aaare very long so I recopied and pasted - it works for me, does it for you ?
re how words were said 300 years ago - who knows ? and adding it was meant to scan and rhyme , there was probably poetic license anyhow, so my pennyworth would be the way it works is the right way :D

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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 13th, 2018, 3:10 pm

Anne - thank you, that seemed to do the trick. I have no idea why it wasn't letting me see it without logging in, but it did feel like John Gay was top secret and this book was classified information!

Phil - thanks for the heads up on some of the notes. Here goes, for your consideration for Book II:

2.12-2.15, p. 16, l. 36
From smutty Dangers guard [heard guide] they threaten'd Coat:

16.09-16.17, p. 25, ll. 275-276
Eurydice (twice)
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/eurydice

24.55-24.57, p. 30, l. 425
Thames- [heard Thomas-] street gives Cheeses;

25.01-25.03, p. 30, l. 426, omission
…[and] Monmouth-street old Suits.

25.18-25.21, p. 30, l. 431
The bending Shelves with pond'rous Scholiasts groan,
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/scholiast

25.43-25.45, p. 31, l. 438
...or Stagyra's Sage.
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/stagira

25.56-26.01, p. 31, l. 442, extra word
And [And] Squirts read Garth, 'till Apozems grow cold.

26.38-26.42, p. 31, l. 453
equipage
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/equipage (one)
http://howjsay.com/index.php?word=equipage&x=0&y=0&wid=2048 (two!)

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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 14th, 2018, 5:53 am

Stuff I heard for Book Three:

2.50-2.54, p. 35, l. 46
Or on [heard in] Westphalia's fatt'ning Chest-nuts fed,

3.27-3.31, p. 35, l. 57, self-correction
...whose Hand to Repine whose Hand to Rapine bred,

9.01, p. 38, l. 156, omission
Should ne'er encroach [where Posts] defend the Street.

10.15, p. 39, l. 179, omission
...[the] Coachman swears,

12.03, p. 40, l. 210, omission
And rudely shove thee [far] without the Post.

12.43-12.45, p. 41, l. 222
Thy [heard The] cursed Incest!

19.32-19.34, p. 45, l. 342
In the wide [heard white] Gulph…



I don't think I'll ever look at London in quite the same way now!

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Post by eggs4ears » June 14th, 2018, 9:32 pm

I'd stay well away, if I were you, especially if you are passing through the 18th century!
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I don't think I'll ever look at London in quite the same way now!
Thanks for all these the PL notes, it will be a few days before I can get them done.

Meanwhile, would you join me for Songs for the Millions - Benjamin Stott? It's another shortish one that has been lying unedited on my laptop for a while. Erin, did you recommend that to me? There is very little about him on the web, and I have no idea how I came across him!

https://bit.ly/2LNy9zt

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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 15th, 2018, 12:55 am

No kidding about London being a dangerous place! Listening to this is a nice sidelight on Polly Peachum and Macheath. I did really enjoy the Hogarth illustrations - it's obvious, but he's exactly who I would have slipped in if I were creating my own super-duper lavish edition.

No hurry on the PL notes. It's not a rush job, everybody here is a volunteer.

Of course I'll join you for Songs for the Millions. What kind of woman would I be if I said no to an offer like that?

I don't recall if I recommended him to you. But yes, if you want recommendations, I have some! That's the problem with trying to catch up on centuries of interesting out-of-copyright books - there's more to record than I can handle by myself!

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