8.28.15

 

 

 

Amaze, by Adelaide Crapsey (re-release)

Read by Xe Sands

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Xe writes…

 

Been thinking about aging quite a bit, lately…how it will affect me personally, how it has affected the women in my life. And thinking especially about how we perceive and treat elderly folks we meet, often as if they are somehow a different person than they were when they looked more like our often younger selves. There is a bit of dread, I must confess, a bit of dread as I think on being 70, 80…and not being seen for who I actually am. So here’s a re-release of a poem I did some months back.

 

 

Duel, Vernon Crumrine

Read by Sara Mosey

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Sara writes…

This poem by Vernon Crumrine softly addresses what may be a much more powerful idea than what we as mortals can imagine. With permission.

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 6, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 6 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Partridge informs Tom in the crudest possible way that Nancy, the older daughter of Mrs. Miller, is pregnant by My. Nightingale. Tom learns from Mrs. Miller that Nightingale has left Nancy, and written her a letter informing her that he’ll never see he again, but provide for her and the baby. Of course, nothing ever goes as planned, so Nancy faints upon reading the letter, and the letter was read by everyone else who was nearby, and so now she’s the talk of the town.

Everyone in the family is doing poorly, as Nancy has attempted suicide, and Betsy, the younger daughter is certain that if Nancy succeeds in killing herself, both Mrs. Miller and she will follow soon after. Tom pledges to find Nightingale and make him do the right thing.

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIV, Chapter 7, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 14 Chapter 7 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Tom manages to convince Mr. Nightingale to marry Nancy, on the condition that he, Tom, will explain what’s happened to Nightingale’s father.

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