Papers on penmanship

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Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1885 - Penmanship - 32 pages
 

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Page 1 - In our former Reports we have observed upon the importance which we attach to good handwriting, as one of the most useful accomplishments which a clerk can possess, and one which any young man has it in his power to acquire.
Page 18 - One of you gentlemen," he said, " has used the words 'official phraseology.' Now official phraseology is a good thing in its way, but very often it by no means describes the actually existing state of affairs. For instance, in writing to you gentlemen, I am accustomed to describe myself in official phraseology as ' Your obedient humble servant,
Page 4 - ... practically to the science of penmanship, writing a letter is no very easy task, it being always considered necessary in such cases for the writer to recline his head on his left arm so as to place his eyes as nearly as possible on a level with the paper, and while glancing sideways at the letters he is constructing, to form with his tongue imaginary characters to correspond.
Page 18 - And later on, when someone had been talking of official phraseology, the old gentleman made a great hit. " One of you gentlemen," he said, " has used the words official phraseology.
Page 18 - I had told the old gentleman exactly what had occurred, and I knew from his snort of defiance as he listened, and from the battle light gleaming behind his spectacles, that he probably meant mischief.
Page 19 - Ahab's name, signed with the king's seal, and sent them to the elders and nobles of the ğity in which Naboth was dwelling.

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