A Practical Introduction to the Science of Short Hand, Upon the General Principles of the Late Ingenious Dr. Byrom

A Practical Introduction to the Science of Short Hand, Upon the General Principles of the Late Ingenious Dr. Byrom

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...detriment to expedition can be occasioned by them. The following methods of doubling and contracting the consonants may be adopted. When a character has a greater slope than usual, it denotes that it is to-be resolved into two. In this manner r and f are lengthened in the two first marks No. 3, which denote rr and ff respectively.-By adding vowel points, as in the two last examples, these characters may be made to represent fife, and error. Double s and double t, when necessary, may be made by a little break in the middle, which can be effected by slightly varying the track of the pen out of the line it was describing, as in size, taught. When s is preceded by k or q, or when t is preceded by h or w, the same method may be used, as in cause, hat, No. 4. A similar expedient may also be adopted when the first 1 is followed by r, in such words as idler, butler, miller, the three first examples, No. 5. And if the student dislikes the plan of lengthening the consonants pointed-out in the preceding paragraph, he may apply this mode of contraction to the inclined characters, instead of the other, and write fife and error as in the two last examples. Whenever this method is employed, care must be taken that the dividing stroke is not too long, as it might be taken for a distinot letter. Some writers lift the pen, and divide the letter by a small stroke passing through it, nearly in the same manner as we cross a t in long hand, writing idler, butler, miller, cause, as in No. 6. Another method of doubling the Consonants, is by making the preceding or following character but half its usual length, which is a sufficient intimation that the larger character is to be resolved into two. The first example No. 7, is an instance of this kind. The top of...show more

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