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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:17 pm    Post subject: " The Book " - examples of an intended A4 format Reply with quote

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Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:54:28 +0000

Dear Friends of The People,

this is one of my more respectable forays into historical research & I used it for the purposes of illustrating my proposal.

The person that I have written to has tentatively expressed an interest in being a " reader " for " The Book " if I write it ...

For those who want to learn more, the chapter on The Welsh Marseillaise which I used for the basis of pages 2 & 3 is in -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0708325904 - " Footsteps of Liberty and Revolt " by Mary-Ann Contantine & Dafydd Johnston (p102+)

- whereas the basis of pages 1 & 4 were from original copies of " Yr Ymofynydd " - a magazine contemporary with the 1848 revolutions.

The story of how these three songs are related is apparently a matter of great interest i.e. as to who was " Gwilym Ty y Crochenydd."

David B. Lawrence

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Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:09:18 +0000

Dear XXXX,

I had a long laid aside project which came to light recently from under the heaps of books and papers besides and undersides my bed, something which I wished to finish anyway and which will be of interest to you I hope : radical songs from the 1790s.

These " Caneuon Rhyddid " happened to fit neatly-ish onto two sides of A4 i.e. four sides of A5 which is the format that I have long anticipated for " The Book " which at the present moment is no more than a heap of paper - well, several heaps of paper.

As my eyesight has steadily declined I have become acutely aware of how the font must be chosen carefully which in turn restricts the number of words to be fitted onto an A5 sheet ... and my ambitions have steadily declined from the acedemic ...

... down to the possibility that I might be able to manage to write it in prose which is bearly comparable my poetry : nominally it is now titled " Republicanism for Teenagers " and perhaps I should be declaring it to be by " Rupert the Republican."

Notes about the format

- the logo of " Repwblic " written on a purple stripe obviously has its origins in the municipal bath robes of Ancient Rome ... well, sort of ... I was pushed for time in creating the original " Repwblic.org " website and now it is too well established ...

- the purple which I tend to choose demonstrates my lack of care and attention according to Dafydd who rages that it ought to be Tyrolean purple but he can not produce the RGB numbers for it - I opted to just whack up the volume controls 250,0,250.

- using numbered colour schemes sure helps me but Daf is perfectly right in declaring that I am merely compensating for my red-green colour blindness in choosing this brightest of all purples, but wrong that I can't tell Socialism from Fascism.

- it seems rather obvious that since we are summoning up the ghost of Cicero I should stick to using a Times Roman font which is widely vailable in all browsers, not that it really matters but I sound more competent when I say such things ...

- opting to create pairs of open-spread pages for photocopying points in the direction of a wire-bound book and given the hassle that kids in Wales get in school for being found reading anything political, it could be disguised as " notebook."

- the minimum age for readers of repwblic.informe.com is - by the agreement that we have to honour with informe.com - thirteen and whilst The Nomos demands that they will all become Anarchists, there will always be rebels to educate ...

Please find attached my first clumsy attempt to master a new word-processing programme, after which I just gave up and screen-captured the texts and cut and pasted these images together for this and several other purposes.

Yours Sincerely,

David B. Lawrence

( MY APOLOGIES FOR EARLIER TYPOS - I KEPT MISSING THEM IN THE SKIM )

PAGES 4 & 1 ( OUTSIDE )



PAGES 2 & 3 ( INSIDE )



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OUCH ... I REALLY OUGHT TO NOT TRUST MYSELF IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING ... JUST THINK OF SOME FUTURE WALES BEING LIKE SWITZERLAND - OK ?

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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:29:23 +0100

I suspect Dafydd meant Tyrian Purple

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrian_purple RGB 102, 2, 60.

Tyrian Purple RGB 102-2-60

[ SHE IS ONE OF THE ARTISTS & INSERTED A SWATCH OF THE CORRECT COLOUR HERE ]

Quite different. Maybe a subtle shift over time? Smile

YYYY x

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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:14:35 +0000

Dear YYYY ...

David B. Lawrence

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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:11:23 +0000

Dear XXXX,

thanks ... hell ... " Tyrolean " - ? - I hope that I can pass that off as a joke ...

David B. Lawrence

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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:18:27 +0000
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Subject: Re: FW: " The Book " - example of the intended format : as hand-outs to photocopy

Dear Dai

You might find this of interest: http://webtypography.net/intro/

Is Tyrolean purple the same as Tyrian purple? Wiki gives the normalised triplet for the latter as rgb(102, 2, 60)

See also: http://www.colorhexa.com/66023c

[ HE IS ANOTHER ONE OF THE ARTISTS ]

---- On Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:54:28 +0000 David B Lawrence <> wrote ----
Dear Friends of The People,

this is one of my more respectable forays into historical research & I used it for the purposes of illustrating my proposal ... etc

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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:18:20 +0000
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Can you not blame it on Dafydd?

BTW, if you insist on the Cicero connection, you may only use uppercase letters :-p

[ GAWD - YOU ARE ALL SO FUSSY ! ]

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Subject: Re: " The Book " - example of the intended format : as hand-outs to photocopy
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19:47:37 -0700
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David-

That sounds like a cool project. The 1800's including the few years before and few years after are a very interesting time all around the world. Since I can not read Welsh I can only guess the songs content has some connection to individual freedoms mixed with some sort of poking fun at a political group or authority.

I do know that a majority of American Baptist hymns are copies off old world pub songs with the lyrics changed. I am not knowledgable about if Catholics did the same but with their tendency to blend their traditions over old culture rituals I would not doubt they took some pub songs too.

It would be interesting to know if the radical songs you are writing about have had the lyrics butchered and possibly re"written" into tunes familiar to the non-Welsh!?

Anyway, hope all is well.

Wish you luck on your project !

[ - AN AMERICAN WHO FINDS MY TAKE ON REPUBLICANISM AMUSING ]

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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:00:05 +0000

Dear ( USA )

I have already written a bit about the Welsh Marseillaise here - http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=610 - but that was two and a half years ago at which point I was poised to start ripping my own head apart ... and also to start ripping Republican Democracy and Democratic Republicanism apart as a consequence ... and in separating them back out into their original forms, as they existed prior to c1750, everything began to make sense : I had been straining for years to reconcile the irreconcilable and in coping with the distress caused to me ( amongst other things by the behaviour of The Democrats in Wales, The British Broadcasting Corporation and The Western Mail in their joining forces to libel me - not to mention the behaviour of Balchder Cymru afterwards when they were instrumental in creating the mess in the first place and of Plaid Cymru in their being able to resolve the matter in a satisfactory way but instead concentrating in denying everything in order to save face before the utterly ignorant electorate in Wales ) something had to give and to be got rid of : Democracy ...

... and that piece of writing was also a casualty - but now I am about to patch that up and to heal its wounds ... any decade now ...

... and no - apparently these are not folk songs nor are they particularly amusing : these convey very much the sentiments of the French original, including the last verse of the one which is signed " Gwilym " which is supposedly to be sung in defiance by the children over the broken corpses of their parents who have fallen in the struggle to provide for and to defend them against their enemies - that they resolve to continue with the same struggle for freedom until we are victorious ... all of this was intended to be sung of course whilst dancing around the stage of the National Eisteddfod dressed mostly only in flowers in order to crown the bard who wrote it with a wreath of ever-greens ...

David B. Lawrence


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:54:26 -0400
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Looks great, but can't read a word of Welsh and nor can other non-Welsh teenagers so some translations and perhaps the music added ?

Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 03:05:19 -0400
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I think, if you are serious about the project you need to organise. You need a strong and clear introduction both to the subject and its Welsh connection. You cannot assume others know what you are about or trying to achieve. I can't always know where your argument is coming from. Surely, the project should be bi-lingual and be clearly stated. Sorry if I sound a little abrupt, but it's a great idea. As for the purple it's Tyrean, I think.

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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:54:51 +0000

Dear XXXX,

partly the reason to choose those songs for the purpose of discussing a format was because they served the same purpose as slapping in one of those random texts used by layout artists so as not to become distracted by discussing the actual content of the text but only its presentation.

But this also meant that I used my time for a double purpose because I think that this will be a useful thing for others, particularly I had The Red Choir in mind of whom I know several - they keep inviting me to join but I have not the time.

http://www.corcochion.org.uk/

Introductions ? Plans of writing ? Tell me about it ... I have written a dozen or more - and decided that all are terribly pretentious, so I have decided to just write what I can and then see how these discrete A4 handouts can be pasted together afterwards - hence the new ( locked ) forum section :

http://repwblic.informe.com/viewforum.php?f=22

David B. Lawrence,

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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:44:07 +0000

Dear XXXX,

as you know I subscribe to " The Open Conspiracy " but that does not mean being indiscrete : examine these emails -

http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?p=2889#2889

- you will find correspondence there from yourself - neither your name nor your email address is published ; I also adopt the same policy in publishing correspondence to those in public office, either elected or in the bureaucracy, in order to not inconvenience anybody : it is not my business to invite the more negative elements to harass those to whom I am making my arguments - but to set out examples to the more positive elements as to how to behave. Here is the reason :

Under the present surveillance laws the Secret Intelligence Service are collecting the details of my email and telephone communications i.e. they know that you and I exchange emails from time to time, and they can observe me sending out bunches of emails all at once, without knowing the contents ( unless they have already been to the magistrates etc and have obtained warrants for this purpose, which is unlikely. ) Mostly I am inclined to see the practice of identifying to them the actual contents of the emails ( whose times and destinations they are allowed to observe and record ) as both a courtesy to them and a necessary part of " The Open Conspiracy " in that whilst there is no secrecy about the content of the discussions taking place the privacy of others has to be respected in publishing the names of the correspondents.

It should not concern anybody as to who is taking part in such discussions other than when those discussions veer into the illegal, which in the case of the discussions upon Y Repwblic would endanger its continued existence - in which case contributions are supposed to be placed into " Quarantine " ( which virtually never happens ) ... now I have placed this topic thread about " The Book " into " Quarantine " and locked it to all but myself in order to protect it from any interference by commentators who are ignorant of real Republican arguments because it will contain arguments against the continued existence of The United Kingdom which are in fact rather abstract but which could be easily be construed as being an incitement to criminal behaviours. The risks involved in writing out such arguments in a piecemeal way are that whilst I have the whole argument in my head and I know that it basically amounts to a polemical treatise, others will make assumptions because they " know " that Republicanism is a creed of conspiracy towards a violent insurrection.

Now ... you know that I am of the opinion that the logic of Republican arguments leads to Pacificator if not fully Pacifist stances - and that I can demonstrate this not merely from Republican theory but also from the practices of Republicans.

If only more Republicans would write on Repwblic this would become obvious and various stupid prejudices against us would be ended - but the others have for the most part have retreated into secrecy, into their closed Facebook pages.

Secrecy is logically not compatible with Republicanism : Republicans are required to be public people, to be " Open."

Now at this point XXXX I suspect that you may be feeling a trifle panicky : I am not an historical character safely dead and buried within the pages of your text books - and I am not someone whose interest in Republicanism is purely academic and confined to discussions of the theory and history of Republicanism ... I am a Real Republican and I am in the business of making Republican arguments about what is going on in Wales : I am therefore an enemy of the political system called " The United Kingdom " and my ambition is to leave it dead and buried forever - but - more realistically what I hope for is to make sure that Republicanism in Wales is restored to its place in the public political discourses of my nation because it contains all sorts of ideas which are both useful and absolutely necessary for us to be discussing at the present time due to the constitutional mess which the Labour & Coopertive Party have created through their failed process of Devolution.

Long before I achieve either of those ambitions I am hoping to make it possible for more able people than myself to feel that it is now safe in Wales to publicly identify themselves as " Republicans " of some sort or another. Primarily I want to see those hiding within the walls of academia come forward to do their duty to Y Repwblic because I am not sufficiently well educated to be able to put the case for Republicanism in Wales well ... but somebody somehow has to make a start.

Why trust me XXXX ?

I could quote my friends' opinions of me to you : there is nobody who knows me well who does not trust me entirely -

- but I doubt that my doing so will convince you ... and what will happen if the shit hits the fan is that I will be damned :

but I am the only one who can restore Republicanism in Wales to the public political discourse : it is therefore my duty.

David B. Lawrence
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