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Wit of Women, The by SANBORN, Kate

It is refreshing to find an unworked field all ready for harvesting.

While the wit of men, as a subject for admiration and discussion, is now threadbare, the wit of women has been almost utterly ignored and unrecognized.


With the joy and honest pride of a discoverer, I present the results of a summer’s gleaning.

And I feel a cheerful and Colonel Sellers-y confidence in the success of the book, for every woman will want to own it, as a matter of pride and interest, and many men will buy it just to see what women think they can do in this line. In fact, I expect a call for a second volume!



Kate Sanborn.

Hanover, N.H., August, 1885.

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-wit-of-women-by-kate-sanborn/

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Lost for Love by BRADDON, Mary Elizabeth

EXCERPT: In all things that he did, Flora’s well-being was the doctor’s paramount consideration. He brought pleasant people to his house; men of professional standing, and their wives. He sought to win friends for her, and the gentle charm of her manner endeared her to the people he brought about her, almost in spite of herself. To know her was to love her.
To Cuthbert Ollivant’s small circle of intimates Flora was known only as his ward.

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/lost-for-love-by-mary-elizabeth-braddon/

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In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by WELLS, H. G.

In the Fourth Year is a collection H.G. Wells assembled in the spring of 1918 from essays he had recently published discussing the problem of establishing lasting peace when World War I ended. It is mostly devoted to plans for the League of Nations and the discussion of post-war politics. Summary by jfschuurman.

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/in-the-fourth-year-by-h-g-wells/

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Cupid’s Whirligig by SHARPHAM, Edward

Cupid’s Whirligig is a city comedy: a play in colloquial language dealing with the everyday life of London’s citizens. A knight, Sir Timothy Troublesome, suspects his wife of cheating on him and, to prove that any children she bears are not his own, decides to ‘geld’ himself. Meanwhile, the young Lord Nonsuch dreams of bedding the knight’s wife, and in disguise enters the Troublesomes’ employ as a servant. Cupid descends from the heavens to cast a love spell on the citizens of London and, by the last act, one character loves another, who loves another, and so on until the last loves the first: a “Cupid’s whirligig”. The knight’s faithful servant, Wages, hatches a plot to match each man with his proper wife. – Summary by Rob Board
Cast
Narrator: Chuck Williamson
Cupid: Beth Thomas
Old Lord Nonsuch: alanmapstone
Alderman Venter: ToddHW
Sir Timothy Troublesome: Jason in Panama
Lady Troublesome: Sonia
Master Correction: Nigel Fisher
Mistress Correction: Availle
Peg, the Lady Troublesome’s Kinswoman: Khand
Nan, Old Venter’s Daughter: Leanne Yau
Nucome, a Welsh Courtier: Phil Birss
A Boy, Nucome’s Page: ScarlettG
Four Scholars: Stoofy
Young Lord Nonsuch: Tomas Peter
Master Exhibition, the Inns-a-Court Man: ToddHW
Wages, the Knight’s Servingman: Rob Marland
Servingman: Owen Cook
Edited by: Rob Marland

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/cupids-whirligig-by-edward-sharpham/

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Christmas Carol Collection 2018 by VARIOUS

LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of 21 Christmas carols for the 2018 holiday. This year’s collection includes traditional favorites and lesser-known selections in English, Dutch, French, Greek, Scottish Gaelic, and German. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. – Summary by Maria Kasper

Avent; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
The Bitter Withy; words and music traditional.
Ça Bergers; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
The Cherry Tree; words and music traditional.
Χριστός Γεννάται Δοξάσατε (Christos Gennatai); words by Cosmas of Maiuma (d. 794); music by William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921).
Constant Christmas; words by Phillips Brooks (1835-1893); music by Timothy R. Matthews (1826–1910).
Coventry Carol; words and music traditional.
De Vos Ravissantes Voix; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
The First Noel; words and music traditional.
De Herdertjes Lagen Bij Nachte; words and music by Joseph Alberdingk Thijm (1820-1889).
In the Bleak Midwinter; words by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894); music by Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
King Herod and the Cock; words and music traditional.
Leanabh An Aigh; words by Mary M MacDonald (1789–1872); music traditional.
Many Hundred Years Ago; words by Bernard Reynolds (b. 1850); music by George Currie Martin (1865-1937).
Noel; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
O Come, O Come Emmanuael; words traditional Latin, English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866); music traditional.
See Amid the Winter Snow; words by John Goss (1800-1880); music by Romano.
Silent Night; words in German by Joseph Mohr (1792-1848); English translation by John F. Young (1820-1885); music by Franz Xaver Gruber (1786-1863).
Sois Bénis; words traditional French; music by Ezwa.
There’s a Song in the Air; words by Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881); tune by Karl P. Harrington (1861-1953).
Auld Lang Syne; words by Robert Burns (1759-1796); music traditional.

Note: The Silent Night chorus consists of 57 LibriVox singers in German and English, organized and edited by Twinkle88. German text; English text

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2018/

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House with the Twisting Passage (Version 2), The by WEBB, Marion St. John

When her parents go to India for two years, 9 year old Jenny is cared for by her aunts. Aunt Abby is caretaker in a large many-roomed house, where Jenny meets and hears the stories of many interesting occupants. The owner of the house is remote in both location and character. She visits only occasionally, but what was her story, and how will she react to Jenny’s presence? – Summary by Carod

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-house-with-the-twisting-passage-version-2-by-marion-st-john-webb/

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Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson, The by TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord

To those unacquainted with Tennyson’s conscientious methods, it may seem strange that a volume of 160 pages is necessary to contain those poems written and published by him during his active literary career, and ultimately rejected as unsatisfactory. Of this considerable body of verse, a great part was written, not in youth or old age, but while Tennyson’s powers were at their greatest. Whatever reasons may once have existed for suppressing the poems that follow, the student of English literature is entitled to demand that the whole body of Tennyson’s work should now be open, without restriction or impediment, to the critical study to which the works of his compeers are subjected. – Summary by Editor’s Note

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-suppressed-poems-of-alfred-lord-tennyson/

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Abigail Adams and Her TImes by RICHARDS, Laura E. Howe

This is a young person’s biography of Abigail Adams that will appeal to readers of all ages. In the author’s own words, “I am not writing a history; far from it. I am merely throwing on the screen, in the fashion of today, a few scenes to make a background for my little pen-picture-play. ” – Summary by Ciufi Galeazzi

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/abigail-adams-and-her-times-by-laura-e-howe-richards/

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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 061 by VARIOUS

Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain independently chosen by the readers. Volume 61 features articles and essays on both current and timeless topics, ranging from whether marijuana is addictive (U.S. Gov.) to what constitutes foolish behavior (Erasmus, Gelett Burgess). Sermons in Stone, an essay by Oscar Wilde on classic sculptures displayed at the British Museum, is complemented by an actual sermon (The Carnal Mind, Enmity Against God by Spurgeon), while Frederick William Shelton muses on the fleeting beauty of a ripe peach (Incidents in a Retired Life). Truth and lies, luck, and individuality are essay topics by Mark Twain and John Stuart Mill.

Festive food (a recipe for Snow Pudding and Chocolate Sauce) is juxtaposed to a graphic account of Poisoning by Canned Goods, while A.A. Milne writes on the joys of fresh celery as an Autumn treat. Vol. 61 includes two historical accounts of tragedies: the wreck of the steamship Princess Sophia off the coast of Alaska in 1918 and the murder of abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy in Alton, Illinois in 1837. Finally, a retelling of how British landscape artist John Constable sold his first painting rounds out this nonfiction collection. – Summary by Sue Anderson

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-061-by-various/

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World’s Story Volume IV: Greece and Rome, The by TAPPAN, Eva March

This is the fourth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world’s history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part IV include Greek mythology, the classical Greek period and the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. – Summary by Sonia

Cast list for The sacrifice of Iphigenia:

Iphigenia: Devorah Allen / Chorus: alanmapstone / Messenger: Foon / Clytemnestra: Monika M.C. / Agamemnon: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia


Cast list for The bout between the poets:

Dionysus: alanmapstone / Aeschylus: TJ Burns / Chorus: Monika M.C. / Euripides: Tomas Peter / Voice: Foon / Pluto: Nemo / Narrator: Sonia


Cast list for The sale of the philosophers:

Jupiter: alanmapstone / Mercury: Tomas Peter / First Customer: TJ Burns / Pythagoras: Foon / Second Customer: Sandra Schmit / Diogenes: Son of the Exiles / Third Customer: Angelique G. Campbell / Fourth Customer: Monika M.C. / Democritus: Jim Locke / Heraclitus: Devorah Allen / Socrates: Roger Melin / Fifth Customer: April6090 / Sixth Customer: Craig Franklin / Seventh Customer: ToddHW / Chrysippus: Larry Wilson / Eighth Customer: SaraHale / Ninth Customer: Eva Davis / Pyrrho: Nemo/ Narrator: Sonia


Cast list for At the funeral of Caesar:

First Citizen: alanmapstone / Second Citizen: Monika M.C. / Third Citizen: Foon / Fourth Citizen: TJ Burns / Brutus: Nemo / Antony: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-worlds-story-volume-iv-greece-and-rome-by-eva-march-tappan/

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Blessings for Chanukah by SAMPTER, Jessie E.

LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Blessings for Chanukah by Jessie E. Sampter.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 9, 2018.
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Jessie Sampter was a Jewish educator, poet, and Zionist pioneer. She was born in New York City and immigrated to Palestine in 1919. In her twenties, she joined the Unitarian Church and began writing poetry. Her poems and short stories emphasized her primary concerns: pacifism, Zionism, and social justice. – Summary by Wikipedia

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/blessings-for-chanukah-by-jessie-e-sampter/

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History Teacher’s Magazine, Vol. I, No. 4, December 1909, The by VARIOUS

“The History Teacher’s Magazine is devoted to the interests of teachers of History, Civics, and related subjects in the fields of Geography and Economics. It aims to bring to the teacher of these topics the latest news of his profession. It will describe recent methods of history teaching, and such experiments as may be tried by teachers in different parts of the country. It will keep the teacher in touch with the recent literature of history by giving an impartial judgment upon recent text-books. It will give announcements of meetings of Teachers’ Associations and accounts of their work. Its columns being open to the questions and contributions of every history teacher, it will serve as a clearing-house of ideas and ideals in the profession of history teaching.” From the first issue of History Teacher’s Magazine.

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-history-teachers-magazine-vol-i-no-4-december-1909-by-various/

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Freaks on the Fells: Three Months’ Rustication, Story 1 by BALLANTYNE, R. M.

In this first story in Freaks on the Fells, Mr Sudberry, a successful London merchant takes his family on a Scottish highlands vacation. Over the course of the summer the family has lots of exciting adventures near and around the farm and adjoining fishing stream. – Summary by Linny

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/freaks-on-the-fells-three-months-rustication-story-1-by-r-m-ballantyne/