The Exponent; A Monthly Magazine Volume 1

The Exponent; A Monthly Magazine Volume 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...form for the same phrase." But on the very next page he uses the identical form for "thy will" in the Eclectic System, as his form for mst, and holds it up as a marvel of brevity and ease of execution, yet Mr. Graham, and everyone acquainted with his system, knows that the best he can do with it is to make it express one word, according to position, --mist, mast, most, must, --while in the Eclectic System the very same movement clearly expresses two words, "thy will." Again, as a phrase form its value is greatly superior, there being no danger, even in the most rapid writing, of throwing it out of position, while Graham's form, dth-l, first position, requires to be kept perfectly vertical and properly shaded, or it is liable to be taken for something else. He says again: "The Cross outline for the words 'evil for thine is' is counted as four strokes, but see how much time must be consumed in the journey of the loop between the first and second stroke." With all due deference to the keenness of Mr. Graham's phonographic vision, we still fail to see the difficulty to which he refers. To an Eclectic writer it is not difficult of execution, and an Eclectic that could not attach the loop as quickly as a Grahamite could attach the I hook to the shaded curve In order to make vl, and then reach clear back of the vl and attach the vowel e, so as to make the outline decently legible for "evil," thus necessitating three strokes and one lifting of the pen, ought to be cast into the outer darkness of Graham's thousands of word signs. The fact is that in writing the words "evil for thine is" by the Eclectic System, there are but four strokes and no liftings, while as written in the standard reporting style...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629973
  • 9781236629975