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Post by TriciaG » October 8th, 2020, 12:51 pm

Elia; and The Last Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834).
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Elia and The Last Essays of Elia are two collections of essays written by Charles Lamb. The essays first began appearing in The London Magazine in 1820 and continued to 1825. They were very popular and were printed in many subsequent editions throughout the nineteenth century. The personal and conversational tone of the essays has charmed many readers.

Lamb himself is the Elia of the collection, and his sister Mary is "Cousin Bridget." Lamb took the name of Elia, which should, he said, be pronounced Ellia, from an old Italian clerk at the South-Sea House in Lamb's time of employment there: that is, in 1791-1792. ( TriciaG)
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Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by alanmapstone » October 8th, 2020, 10:00 pm

Sections 28 (Acting of Munden) and 33 (Shade of Ellison) please.

Is it EL-ia or e-LI-a?
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Post by KevinS » October 8th, 2020, 10:23 pm

Section 2, please.
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Post by EltonTheSnowman » October 8th, 2020, 10:52 pm

Hi, I’d like to claim sections 57 and 58 :)
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Post by TriciaG » October 9th, 2020, 5:19 am

Thanks, all!
Is it EL-ia or e-LI-a?
I think EL-ia, judging from how Lamb said it was to be pronounced. *shrug*
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by KevinS » October 9th, 2020, 8:15 pm

Sunday is a good PL day for me.

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Post by TriciaG » October 10th, 2020, 6:15 am

Thanks!
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Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by adrianstephens » October 14th, 2020, 3:03 am

I'd like to read sections 1,3 and 4 please.
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Post by TriciaG » October 14th, 2020, 6:02 am

adrianstephens wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 3:03 am
I'd like to read sections 1,3 and 4 please.
Thank you! :)
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Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by adrianstephens » October 15th, 2020, 1:28 am

TriciaG wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 6:02 am
adrianstephens wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 3:03 am
I'd like to read sections 1,3 and 4 please.
Thank you! :)
Here is Section 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/elia_01_lamb_128kb.mp3 22:45
An interesting read. Got a lot easier when I discovered a way to read it that reflected her batty-ness. She wrote it to be read, not listened to, with long lists of things separated by dashes.

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Post by adrianstephens » October 15th, 2020, 1:38 am

adrianstephens wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 1:28 am
TriciaG wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 6:02 am
adrianstephens wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 3:03 am
I'd like to read sections 1,3 and 4 please.
Thank you! :)
Here is Section 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/elia_01_lamb_128kb.mp3 22:45
An interesting read. Got a lot easier when I discovered a way to read it that reflected her batty-ness. She wrote it to be read, not listened to, with long lists of things separated by dashes.

"A concert of sweet breasts..." - priceless.

Best Regards,
Adrian
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by TriciaG » October 15th, 2020, 6:39 am

Thank you!

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Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
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Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by TriciaG » October 15th, 2020, 7:56 am

Section 1 PL OK. Yes, I could hear how that would be a complicated section to record!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by adrianstephens » October 15th, 2020, 11:48 am

TriciaG wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 6:02 am
adrianstephens wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 3:03 am
I'd like to read sections 1,3 and 4 please.
Thank you! :)
Section 3: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/elia_03_lamb_128kb.mp3 37:50
Something to scare little boys with.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by TriciaG » October 15th, 2020, 1:41 pm

Section 3:

32:12 - "...which at 13 helped..." repeated at 32:19


Yikes!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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