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Post by aradlaw » February 21st, 2021, 5:57 am

Once There Was Time by John Frederick Freeman (1880 - 1929)

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John Frederick Freeman was an English poet and essayist, who gave up a successful career in insurance to write full-time.
He was born in London and started as an office boy aged 13. He was a close friend of Walter de la Mare from 1907, who lobbied hard with Edward Marsh to get Freeman into the Georgian Poetry series; with eventual success. De la Mare's biographer Theresa Whistler describes him as "tall, gangling, ugly, solemn, punctilious".
This poem is taken from POEMS NEW AND OLD By John Freeman (1920) - Summary from Wikipedia
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Once There Was Time by John Frederick Freeman, read for librivox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
Let no tears fall
If then they fell not.
If eyes told nothing,
Now let them tell not.
Once there was time
For words, looks and tears:
That time is past,
is past— Heart, thou shalt tell not!

Beyond any speech
Is silence bitter,
As between love and love
Nothing is sweeter.
Once there was time, time yet
For words, looks and tears...
Past, past, past, past—
Nothing so bitter!

Now if tears come
That then fell never;
If eyes such sad, sad things
Look now for ever;
If words, looks or tears
Tremble with telling,
Oh, what returning voice is it whispers
Never, never, never!
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Post by Kameleon » February 21st, 2021, 6:49 am

Hi

Time duration: 1:12 sec

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/time_freeman_kameleon_128kb.mp3

regards

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Post by aradlaw » February 21st, 2021, 8:22 am

Thank you Alex, good reading, don't mean to be picky, but the instructions say
Filename: time_freeman_your initials in lowercase_128kb.mp3 (e.g. time_freeman_klh_128kb.mp3)
could you upload with initials please? Thanks..
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Post by Kameleon » February 21st, 2021, 8:33 am

Sure :thumbs:

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Post by Horner94 » February 21st, 2021, 8:39 am

Hello,
Here is my reading of this poem: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/time_freeman_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:10

Kind regards,
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Post by nradduci » February 21st, 2021, 6:09 pm


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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 21st, 2021, 7:16 pm

Here's mine for the week:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/time_freeman_ag_128kb.mp3
Time: 1:06

Thanks!
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Post by aradlaw » February 21st, 2021, 7:44 pm

Tyhank you Chad, Tasha and Andrew. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » February 21st, 2021, 7:47 pm

nradduci wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 6:09 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/time_freeman_nra_128kb.mp3

(Time - 1:27)

Here is my recording.
Thank you Nicholas, good reading, but the volume is low at 83.7 dB, You should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

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Could you amplify and upload using the same filename?
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Post by LeeSalter » February 22nd, 2021, 11:01 am

Here is my recording. Running Time is 1:20

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/time_freeman_ls_128kb.mp3

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Post by GregGiordano » February 22nd, 2021, 9:15 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/time_freeman_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:26

Take care,

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Post by pschempf » February 22nd, 2021, 9:20 pm

David -

One from me for this week -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/time_freeman_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:19
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