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Post by GillH » February 18th, 2021, 2:21 am

Thanks, Peter.
Don't feel pressured to PL these quickly. I'm just on a roll at the moment, not making too many mistakes to edit. It'll probably slow down soon. :lol:

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Post by Peter Why » February 18th, 2021, 4:07 am

Section 55 PL okay.

What an awful system (the publican and others profiting from the ballast heavers). I wonder if it was changed in the same way as "the Office" was created for the coal heavers. ... and I wonder if Mayhew tried to interview some of the publicans and other profiteers.

I'm working my way through Mayhew's biography only slowly; as it's a heavy paperback, I can't carry it with me when I go out, as I can do with fiction. It will be interesting to see if it mentions any response to the publication of London Labour.

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Post by GillH » February 18th, 2021, 2:52 pm

So appalling. Mayhew often calls these circumstances "evil" and rightly so.

"...it is worse than idle to talk of “the elevation of the masses,” and most unjust, to use the mildest term, to condemn the working men for sins into which they are positively forced. To preach about the virtues of teetotalism to the poor, and yet to allow a system to continue that compels them to be drunk before they can get work—not to say bread—is surely a mockery." (p284)

All for greed.

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Post by Peter Why » February 20th, 2021, 3:50 am

I wonder if his work on London Labour was a trigger to his mental health problems? His experiences must have been so cumulatively traumatic.

Section 56

1829-1833 ... but they’ll have tow-row out of it,--that’s dry money [and with a repeat of "that’s dry money"] ** This is a repeat of the earlier section 1715-1720

I see you've left his "tow-tow" and "tow-row" as they're printed ... that seems the best solution.

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Post by GillH » February 20th, 2021, 10:01 am

Oops! Sorry about that.
Edited Section 56 (41:27)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_56_mayhew_128kb.mp3

and Section 59 (29:49)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_59_mayhew_128kb.mp3

Lumpers Part 2, from "Timber-Dock Labourers" page 292 to page 295 " 'something to cling to like'."

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Post by GillH » February 20th, 2021, 10:16 am

Section 60 (38:24)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_60_mayhew_128kb.mp3

The Timber and Deal Trade; Account of the Casual Labourers
pages 295 - 300

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Post by Peter Why » February 20th, 2021, 2:58 pm

Edited Section 56 PL okay.

.. and Section 57 PL okay.

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Post by GillH » February 23rd, 2021, 6:22 am

Brilliant. Thank you!

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Post by Peter Why » February 24th, 2021, 2:49 pm

Section 58 PL okay.
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Post by GillH » February 25th, 2021, 11:54 am

Section 61 (32:15)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_61_mayhew_128kb.mp3

THE DOCK-LABOURERS 1; the London Dock 1 (pages 301 - 305)

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Post by Peter Why » February 26th, 2021, 8:17 am

Section 59; just one very minor edit needed, please, Gill.

0347 ...of which 26,695,573 were consumed in London. Read as ".. 26 thousand, 695 thousand and 573..."

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Post by Peter Why » February 27th, 2021, 1:48 am

Section 60 Another very minor edit, but it does change the meaning slightly.
0059 ... and indeed all but hewn timber. Read as "or indeed"
EDIT: Time stamp should be 1.29 (the original was from the increased tempo file I use when PLing)


You're very nearly word-perfect in your sections; congratulations.

Peter
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Post by GillH » February 28th, 2021, 6:01 am

Thank, Peter. I'll get to these shortly.

How do you speed up the file you're listening to? My cat did it for me once(!) but I don't know what she pressed.


EDIT:
Edited Section 59 (29:49)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_59_mayhew_128kb.mp3

Edited Section 60 (38:24)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_60_mayhew_128kb.mp3
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Post by Peter Why » February 28th, 2021, 6:45 am

I use Effect/Change Tempo, set to 50%. That's about as much as I can change it, and still follow the text comfortably. I keep two Audacity versions of the mp3, one normal and one sped up. When I listen to the speeded up file, I note the time of any errors; when I'm done, I calculate the original times (adding 50%), and check against the original file to make sure I have it right.

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Post by GillH » February 28th, 2021, 8:40 am

Section 62 (32:25)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_62_mayhew_128kb.mp3

Dock Labourers Part 2, pages 310 - 315 from "Having made myself acquainted with ..." to "we would be as self-indulgent as they."


Section 63 (20:11)
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/londonlabour3_63_mayhew_128kb.mp3
Part 3 and end of the Dock Labourers, pages 310 - 312 from "I have devoted some time ..."
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