Brown & Holland Shorthand News Volume 3

Brown & Holland Shorthand News Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...introducing phonography reports. The Herald prided itself above all others on the extent and correctness of its own, and daily called editorial attention to them in an egotistical way that was peculiar to the elder Bennett. A young Irishman, a phonographic reporter, just arrived in this country, was employed by the Herald to report a lecture of Dr. McCosh's that was attracting universal attention. In the course of his lecture the doctor had occasion to make the illustration: "If you put a red-hot coal on the back of a terrapin he is bound to travel." Catching the remark phonetically, and never having heard of a terrapin, but thinking the expression a fine Americanism, the reporter jotted it down. When he came to write out his notes he puzzled over it for a time, but finally fished out, "If you put a red-hot pole on the back of eternity he is bound to travel," and feeling that this was incomplete, he added, with true Hibernian eloquence, "whithersoever the tide of revolution ary warfare may lead him." A previously written editorial called attention to the beauty and correctness of the report, which, it is said, planted the seeds of the elder Bennett's demise. How Many Words Are Used.--A well educated person seldom uses more than 3,000 words in actual conversation. Accurate thinkers and close reasoners, who wait until they find a word that exactly fits their meaning, employ a larger stock, and eloquent speakers may rise to a command of 10,000 words. Shakspere produced all his plays with about 15,000 words. Milton built up his works with 8,000 words. The Old Testament is definitely reported to have been written with 5,642 words.--Notes and Queries. Shortest sentences into which the alphabet can be compressed: "J....show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622839
  • 9781236622839