COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] The Poet's Hat by Robert F. Murray - dl

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Post by aradlaw » October 19th, 2018, 8:01 pm

The Poet's Hat by Robert F. Murray (1863 - 1894).

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St. Andrews, but for its Town Council and its School Board, is a quiet place; and the University, except during the progress of a Rectorial Election, is peaceable and well-conducted. I hope these verses may so far reflect St. Andrews life as to be found pleasant, if not over exciting. This poem is taken from "The Scarlett Gown: Being Verses by A St. Andrews Man" ( the author)
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The rain had fallen, the Poet arose,
He passed through the doorway into the street,
A strong wind lifted his hat from his head,
And he uttered some words that were far from sweet.
And then he started to follow the chase,
And put on a spurt that was wild and fleet,
It made the people pause in a crowd,
And lay odds as to which would beat.

The street cad scoffed as he hunted the hat,
The errand-boy shouted hooray!
The scavenger stood with his broom in his hand,
And smiled in a very rude way;
And the clergyman thought, ‘I have heard many words,
But never, until to-day,
Did I hear any words that were quite so bad
As I heard that young man say.’

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Post by tovarisch » October 21st, 2018, 8:18 am

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  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » October 21st, 2018, 2:20 pm

Thank you tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » October 21st, 2018, 10:06 pm

Hi David -

Here's my submission -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/poetshat_murray_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:04
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Post by Tanmay007 » October 22nd, 2018, 5:13 am

Hi...

Kindly find below the link of the Weekly poem - The poet's Hat read by me

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/poetshat_murray_tanmay007_128kb.mp3
Duration - 1:13 mts

Thanks & regards
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Post by aradlaw » October 22nd, 2018, 5:45 am

Thank you Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by Foon » October 22nd, 2018, 5:46 am

Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


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Post by aradlaw » October 22nd, 2018, 5:56 am

Welcome Tanmay :D

Good first reading, all specs are okay, could you please add a couple of seconds of silence to the ending to bring it up to the required 5 seconds. When you upload the new file please use the aradlaw choice for MC. (this keeps all the project files in one spot) :D
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Post by aradlaw » October 22nd, 2018, 6:00 am

Thank you Foon. :thumbs:
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Post by Tanmay007 » October 22nd, 2018, 11:28 am

Hi Aradlaw...

Thanks for the feedback. Will keep in mind points that you have mentioned.

Thanks... Tanmay :D

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Post by Nedge » October 22nd, 2018, 5:35 pm

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Post by aradlaw » October 22nd, 2018, 6:20 pm

Thank you Nan. :thumbs:
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Post by NemoR » October 22nd, 2018, 8:16 pm

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Post by Tanmay007 » October 23rd, 2018, 5:10 am

Hi... I have made the changes as suggested. Hope it is better now & up to expectations.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/poetshat_murray_TAN_128kb.mp3

Duration - 1:15 mts

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Post by aradlaw » October 23rd, 2018, 6:39 am

Thank you Nemo and thanks for the edit Tanmay. :thumbs:
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