[Next Project] Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana

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Kevin Palm

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Apr 18, 2023, 10:59:39 AM4/18/23
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I'm most likely putting the cart before the horse as I'm just starting the review process on my first book, but I didn't realize how fun and addictive this process is!  I'd like to try  "Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana for my next project.  Guess I'm sticking with a nautical theme...  ;-)

Alex Cabal

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Apr 18, 2023, 11:04:42 AM4/18/23
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Sure, you can start that, but please wait until after your first book is
reviewed as often there is a lot of work left to do after a first
production.

Cut the introduction as it's not interesting. This work also has
bridgeheads and endnotes. Please send a link to your repo once you get
started.
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Kevin Palm

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Apr 18, 2023, 11:06:01 AM4/18/23
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Thanks, Alex!  I'll definitely wait, I just wanted to get my foot in the door!

Kevin Palm

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Apr 20, 2023, 8:24:23 PM4/20/23
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The PG version has a poem before the preface, and I have a question before I do my first commit and open a repository::

"  ——Crowded in the rank and narrow ship,
  Housed on the wild sea with wild usages,
  Whate'er in the inland dales the land conceals
  Of fair and exquisite, O! nothing, nothing,
  Do we behold of that in our rude voyage.
                             Coleridge's Wallenstein."

The scan I'm looking at only has one line of it:

"Housed on the wild sea with wild usages."

Should I keep ANY of it, or cut it?

Alex Cabal

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Apr 20, 2023, 8:26:31 PM4/20/23
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Kevin Palm

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Apr 20, 2023, 9:01:03 PM4/20/23
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Roger that!

My repository:  https://github.com/PiperKev/richard-henry-dana-jr_two-years-before-the-mast

Scans:  https://archive.org/details/twoyearsbeforema0000henr/mode/2up

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Alex Cabal

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Apr 20, 2023, 9:06:03 PM4/20/23
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Emma Sweeney

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Apr 21, 2023, 12:12:03 AM4/21/23
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Sure.

As for the poem, you can keep the whole section and put it in an epigraph file.

Emma

Kevin Palm

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Apr 21, 2023, 7:17:47 PM4/21/23
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Thanks, Emma!  Now I just have to figure out how to do that...  ;-)

Kevin Palm

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Apr 22, 2023, 4:58:34 PM4/22/23
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I came across the following (It appears to be a note from one of the PG editors):

"[Editor's note: the "166°" in the following paragraph is clearly an error, with "116°" actually meant. Longitude 166° would have put the ship southwest of the Sandwich Islands. However, this printing error goes back to at least an 1869 edition of this book.]

Sunday, May 22d.  Lat. 5° 14' N., long. 166° 45' W. "

How should I deal with this?

Emma Sweeney

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Apr 22, 2023, 7:07:20 PM4/22/23
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If you can find page scans that shows "116°" then you can correct this. Otherwise, leave it as is.

Emma

Kevin Palm

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Apr 23, 2023, 8:58:26 AM4/23/23
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I found scans as early as an 1844 edition on Hathi that still had the 166, so I'll just keep it and remove the editor's note.

David

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Apr 23, 2023, 9:15:43 AM4/23/23
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Just out of curiosity, I took a look, and found about a half-dozen printings on Archive.org with `116` rather than `166`. Here's one, and another. (I found them using a "full text" search...)

F.W.I.W.!

David / Fife, UK

Kevin Palm

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Apr 23, 2023, 11:39:27 AM4/23/23
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Nice!  I just looked for earlier editions assuming it had been corrupted in a later edition, not the other way around!  Since the second edition you found with the correction was published in 1907, I'd think that would be justification to change it!  Thanks!

Emma Sweeney

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Apr 23, 2023, 2:40:36 PM4/23/23
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I almost forgot: make this change as an [editorial] commit.

Emma

Kevin Palm

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Apr 23, 2023, 5:53:43 PM4/23/23
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Done!  Thank goodness for "git commit --amend"  :-)

Kevin Palm

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Apr 27, 2023, 9:50:42 AM4/27/23
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So, se find-mismatched-dashes flagged a couple of instances of "bucket-maker" (2) vs. "bucketmaker" (1).  The "bucketmaker" instance is actually a nickname for someone:

"He was born in Hingham, and of course was called “Bucketmaker.”"

One of the instances of "bucket-maker" refers to the same person in a later chapter:

"Nat, the “bucket-maker,” grave and sober, left the seas..."

The other instance refers to a vocation:

"One of our boys was the son of a bucket-maker..."

How should I handle these? 

Emma Sweeney

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Apr 27, 2023, 1:34:05 PM4/27/23
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I recommend changing "bucket-maker" to "bucketmaker". Make sure this change is an [Editorial] commit.

Emma

Kevin Palm

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Apr 27, 2023, 2:12:14 PM4/27/23
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Roger!  Should the second nickname be capitalized like the first one?

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Emma Sweeney

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Apr 27, 2023, 2:39:25 PM4/27/23
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You can capitalize the nickname.

Emma

Kevin Palm

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Apr 27, 2023, 5:19:02 PM4/27/23
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Thanks, Emma.  Done.

Kevin Palm

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Apr 27, 2023, 9:20:46 PM4/27/23
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Having a problem with my ToC.  I built the manifest and spine with no problems but, when I build the ToC, I get a duplicate entry for the final chapter, 38.  It's an unnumbered chapter, titled "Twenty Four Years After", and the two ToC entries reference 

<a href="text/chapter-38.xhtml">Twenty-Four Years After</a>

<a href="text/chapter-38.xhtml#chapter-38">Twenty-Four Years After</a>

I've gone through content.opf and chapter-38.xhtml with a fine-toothed comb, and I can't figure out why the chapter has a duplicate entry.  I suppose I could manually edit the ToC, but that's not how I want to fix this.  Any ideas?

I committed the manifest and spine already, but I'm attaching the toc.xhtml file since I don't want to commit a bad file.

toc.xhtml

Emma Sweeney

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Apr 27, 2023, 9:51:30 PM4/27/23
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You need to use  <h2> and <h3>  elements for the chapter titles.
 
Emma

Emma Sweeney

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Apr 27, 2023, 9:52:56 PM4/27/23
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Make sure to address the lint errors that are related to the file headers before building the ToC.

Emma

Kevin

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Apr 27, 2023, 10:01:01 PM4/27/23
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I will run it.  I was following the Step by Step guide, which doesn't have you running lint until after building the ToC, so I didn't think to run it.

Oh boy, lint says I have a LOT of work to do...  :-)

Kevin Palm

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Apr 28, 2023, 11:08:26 AM4/28/23
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Discovered that my ToC issue was an extra header in Chapter 38.  Once I removed that tag and fixed all the other header issues, my ToC is correct.

I'm getting some "Non-English confusable phrase set without italics." errors from lint for some foreign phrases that are in M-W, like 

 par excellence
ex-officio (without the dash in M-W)
ad infinitum

Since these ARE in M-W, I believe they don't need to be italicized so, should I just ignore the lint errors, or put the chapter in lint-ignore.xml in case there are legitimate errors in other chapters, or something else?

Kevin Palm

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Apr 28, 2023, 11:39:19 AM4/28/23
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One other issue, Dana tends to end a paragraph without punctuation when referencing a date, like:

"In the midst of our painting, on</p>
<p>Friday, <abbr>Dec.</abbr> 19th,..."

and

"and at daybreak on the morning of</p>
<p>Tuesday, Jan 13th, 1835..."

Of course, lint flags these with "Possible typo: paragraph missing ending punctuation."  Again, add these to lint-ignore.xml?

Alex Cabal

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Apr 28, 2023, 12:00:06 PM4/28/23
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Kevin Palm

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Apr 28, 2023, 12:10:12 PM4/28/23
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Thanks, Alex!  The more I read the SEMoS, the more I seem to miss...  :-(

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Emma Sweeney

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Apr 28, 2023, 1:33:53 PM4/28/23
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Your page scans show an em-dash at the end of "In the midst of our painting, on". You can ignore the second example.

Emma
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Kevin Palm

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Apr 30, 2023, 1:33:53 PM4/30/23
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Disregard my last post, I'm going to attempt to soldier on and finish this.  It may not be done quickly, but hopefully it'll be correctly...

Emma Sweeney

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Apr 30, 2023, 8:08:47 PM4/30/23
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Take your time! We prefer it done correctly vs quickly. If you still feel like it's too big of a project and want to work on something else, that's OK as well.

Emma

Kevin Palm

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May 1, 2023, 3:24:09 PM5/1/23
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Thanks, Emma!  I was just having a crisis of confidence (and some sleep deprivation. :-) ).  Will do!

lint is throwing an error on my epigraph.xhtml file:

│ t-070 │ Manual Review │ epigraph.xhtml      │ <cite> in epigraph ending in a period.                                                                                                                            │
├───────┼───────────────┼─────────────────────┼───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┤
│       │               │                   → │ <cite>Coleridge’s Wallenstein.</cite>

The only place I've found so far with the complete verse and citation is an 1899 edition on Hathi:  

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hn5b3l

This edition DOESN'T have the period after the "Coleridge's Wollenstein" citation:
hvd.hn5b3l-seq_7.jpg


Can I delete the period without making it an Editorial commit?

Emma Sweeney

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May 1, 2023, 4:56:27 PM5/1/23
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Removing this period doesn't have to be an editorial commit. I usually include this change in a commit titled "Manual typography changes".

Emma

Kevin Palm

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May 1, 2023, 8:25:52 PM5/1/23
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Will do!

I did encounter something while running "se build --check-only" that I'm not sure how to fix.  I get the following errors:

Screenshot from 2023-05-01 20-19-56.png

I'm attaching my endnotes.xhtml to see if there's something obvious I might be missing.  If there's something in the SEMoS that might point me in the right direction, a nudge would be appreciated...
endnotes.xhtml

Brian

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May 1, 2023, 9:17:27 PM5/1/23
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It's easy to miss, but in endnote #7, you're missing a </p> for your first paragraph:

 they never taste. <p>And, indeed, they


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Kevin Palm

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May 2, 2023, 8:34:35 AM5/2/23
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Thanks, Brian!  I found a couple more issues in that same endnote.  I ran clean earlier, and it seemed to zorch the formatting on chapter 38 and endnotes for some reason.  Looks like it's fixed now!

Kevin Palm

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May 2, 2023, 10:02:50 AM5/2/23
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Question about a phrase:

"...and perhaps with none the less admiration and enthusiasm for their want of acquaintance with the professional detail."

It doesn't seem to me that, based on context,  "none the less" should be modernized to "nonetheless" in this instance, but I'm not totally sure.  Thoughts?