COMPLETE [Solo] Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope-mas

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Post by ArleneJoyce » July 5th, 2019, 11:20 am

Sardonic indeed! I love Miss Dunstable, though--probably more so because I don't have to risk her uncovering any of my prejudices or blind spots.

Chapter 3 has a repeat of "some first-class official men do that" at 28:24.

My daughter is going to use her new degree as a Registered Nurse in a cardiac unit. She's following the plan of a first degree in what fascinates her (Biology) and a second degree to pay the bills (Nursing), only to find that the second degree was actually more interesting than the first one.
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Post by NKWhitley » July 5th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Hi

That sounds wonderful.

I have removed the first of the two duplicates - I thought I had got rid of it before!


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/framleyparsonage_03_trollope_128kb.mp3

We are off to see the Harry Potter play - Part 1 in the afternoon and Part 2 in the evening - my birthday treat for Helen whose birthday it is next Wednesday. I get to enjoy the treat as well!

Just finished watching Coco Gauff win her round 3 match at Wimbledon - breath-taking.

Have a lovely weekend

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Post by NKWhitley » July 9th, 2019, 1:59 pm

Hi

Here is Chapter 4


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/framleyparsonage_04_trollope_128kb.mp3 26:38.4

It may be a little while before I can upload the next chapter as I have run out of my recordings to edit, and it being Helen's birthday tomorrow the next few days will be celebrating that - including a trip to Northampton Friday/ Saturday.

Hope your week goes well

Nick

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Post by ArleneJoyce » July 14th, 2019, 7:25 am

A Harry Potter play! We've all been wondering how they manage the Quidditch scenes. Hope it was good and that Helen enjoyed her birthday.

Chapters 3 and 4 are PL OK. Quite a lesson in the mechanics of peer pressure.

My daughter is going to be a registered nurse in the cardiac unit of a university hospital. She's excited about it both because of the hopital's reputation and because it's one of the best places for first-year nurses. They have a year-long mentoring program, rather than throwing the new nurses out on their own to inflict their inexperience on the patients.
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Post by NKWhitley » July 27th, 2019, 1:05 pm

Hi

The Harry Potter play (or rather two plays - Part 1 in the afternoon, Part 2 in the evening) was wonderful - the staging and choreography quite amazing and outstanding. No significant quidditch though.

The medical school sounds fantastic - such a good approach. I look forward to hearing how your daughter gets on!

Here is Chapter 5
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/framleyparsonage_05_trollope_128kb.mp3 37:19.6

Helen has just gone down to the Isle of Wight - all very stressful as the wonderful Christian Centre which we have been supporting - and of which Helen is a trustee - is having to close at the end of August, and she is having to take responsibility when there are too few instructors! Very worrying and much prayer is needed.

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Post by ArleneJoyce » July 27th, 2019, 8:48 pm

Chapter 5 has a couple of phrases missing. Both sound like edits, so I suspect you have them recorded already:

Missing at 12:47 "What letter, Fanny?"....It seems a little odd, because Justinia is speaking, and she already knows about the letter. Maybe that one is an error in the text?

Missing at 23:00 "I can't explain why, but I know it does."

Looks like the Harry Potter play won't be getting any closer than San Francisco this year. Maybe next year it will come to Seattle. Sometimes I go to San Francisco in the fall for a conference, so might get to see it yet this year.

Will keep Helen and the Christian Centre in my prayers.
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Post by NKWhitley » July 28th, 2019, 5:10 am

Hi

You were quite right - both were editing errors.
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/framleyparsonage_05_trollope_128kb.mp3 37:24

In the case of "What letter", I checked with my Penguin text and there it is a new paragraph so it is quite clear that it is Lady Lufton speaking, not Lady Meredith; that makes much more sense of it so I voiced it accordingly.

I hope you do manage to see the play - Try and get consecutive performances, it makes a tremendous difference.

Your prayers for Helen and the Centre are much appreciated.

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Post by NKWhitley » July 31st, 2019, 8:51 am

Hi

Here is Chapter 6
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/framleyparsonage_06_trollope_128kb.mp3 29:16.5

I don't know if you have ever read Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (If not, I would heartily recommend it) - she awards stars to some of her purple passages (it is a satire). This chapter includes a lovely piece of purple prose from Mr. Harold Smith - definitely worth 3 of Stella Gibbons' stars.

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Post by ArleneJoyce » August 1st, 2019, 3:59 pm

Chapters 5 and 6 are marked PL OK.

Poor Mr. Smith! Being upstaged by Mrs. Proudie would be painful. I so enjoy your Miss Dunstable. I don't remember taking much notice of her when I read these novels to myself, but now I look forward to encountering her. I would have loved to hear her opinion of Mr. Smith's "purple prose".
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Post by NKWhitley » August 5th, 2019, 1:30 pm

Hi

Here is Chapter 7
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/framleyparsonage_07_trollope_128kb.mp3 21:01.1

I enjoy Miss Dunstable too. There's a little bit more of her this chapter - not much though.

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Post by ArleneJoyce » August 6th, 2019, 8:09 pm

Chapter 7 is PL OK.

So nice to retreat into Trollope's simpler world for a little bit. Ours seems to have had more than the usual share of insanity and inhumanity this past week.
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Post by NKWhitley » August 14th, 2019, 6:58 am

Hi His world gets a little more complex now - though still nothing like today's world.

Enjoy Chapter 8


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/framleyparsonage_08_trollope_128kb.mp3 46:53.7

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Post by ArleneJoyce » August 17th, 2019, 11:26 am

Complicated indeed!

Do you know what "and he points away to the East, where our dear allies the French are supposed to live" is supposed to refer to? I can't imagine a location for Gatherum Castle which would have France to the east, so suspect I'm missing an allusion to something.

One edit you'll want to make--the very first mention of the chapter says "chapter 7" instead of "chapter 8".
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Post by NKWhitley » August 18th, 2019, 12:43 pm

Hi

Thanks for that - now corrected. It could have caused a lot of confusion!


https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/framleyparsonage_08_trollope_128kb.mp3

The fount of all knowledge(Google) has given an Oxford University Press edition of Framley Parsonage with notes; these suggest the allusion is to the Crimean War, during which England's traditional enemy France became its ally against Russia. I shall hope to draw on these notes for explanations of other obscure references https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=NEaZBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA455&lpg=PA455&dq=The+East+where+our+allies+the+French+are+supposed+to+live+Trollope+allusion&source=bl&ots=QzGRa0Z1RG&sig=ACfU3U0RLhG32Uy-8kGswaylfLy6odoSug&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjwm86rkI3kAhXJTBUIHeH6A30Q6AEwAnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=The%20East%20where%20our%20allies%20the%20French%20are%20supposed%20to%20live%20Trollope%20allusion&f=false

I am just back from the weekend with Helen on the Isle of Wight; she has one more week teaching sailing and then comes home. Very sadly the Centre (originally established as The Christian Sailing Centre - I think we may have told you a bit about it) is now about to close because it is no longer financially viable. A very sad time.

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Post by NKWhitley » August 21st, 2019, 6:43 am

Hi


Here is Chapter 9. Enjoy

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