Reporters and Reporting: An Exposition of Sir Isaac Pitman's Phonographic Art of Short-hand Reporting in Its Technical, Intellectual and Ethical Aspects from Standard Works. With an Introduction

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Commercial Press,, 1902 - Journalism - 416 pages
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Page 157 - Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify GOD on this behalf.
Page 95 - I found the papers on my breakfast-table. For myself, personally, I care but little about it, though if I were capable of uttering such nonsense as is here put into my mouth, it is high time that, instead of being a member of this House, I were an inmate of some lunatic asylum. It is for the dignity of this House that I feel concerned; for if honourable members were capable of listening to such nonsense, supposing me capable of giving expression to it, it were much more appropriate to call this a...
Page 30 - I took a corkscrew from the shelf: I went to wake them up myself. And when I found the door was locked, I pulled and pushed and kicked and knocked. And when I found the door was shut, I tried to turn the handle, but— There was a long pause. "Is that all?" Alice timidly asked. "That's all...
Page 104 - is that of a reporter who was not familiar with Tennyson's wellknown lines : — ' Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.' A speaker concluded an eloquent speech by quoting these lines, and he went to sleep that night thinking how well the peroration would look in type the next morning. His feelings may be imagined when he bought a copy of the paper, and found that his peroration was made to run : ' The speaker concluded by remarking that in his opinion kind hearts...
Page 285 - ... each of the reporters in the gallery. I had the curiosity to follow him with his manuscript in my hand from beginning to end of a speech which required nearly two hours in the delivery; and during all that time there was not the variation of a word between the written and the spoken speech. But I was on one occasion cognizant, when reporting in the House of Commons, of a still greater and more successful effort of the memory, than this. In, if I remember right, the year 1835, when the agitation...
Page 94 - London was amazed to read how the famous champion of the negro slave had said : " Had it been my lot to be born in Ireland, where my food would have principally consisted of the potato, that most nutritious and salubrious root, instead of being the poor, infirm, shrivelled, stunted creature, you, Sir, and honourable gentlemen, now behold in me, I would have been a tall, stout, athletic man, and able to carry an enormous weight.
Page 123 - clearly of the opinion that when persons were admitted, as pupils or otherwise, to hear these lectures, although they were orally delivered, and although the parties might go to the extent, if they were able to do so, of putting down the whole by means of short-hand, yet they could only do that for the purposes of their own information, and could not publish for profit that which they had not obtained the right of selling.
Page 102 - O come, thou goddess fair and free, In heaven yclept Euphrosyne," probably muttered to himself when he turned to his own speech in the newspaper with delight, and read the practical reporter's rendering of the quotation : — " O come, thou goddess fair and free ; In heaven she crept and froze her knee.
Page 256 - I therefore gladly adopt, is that Mr. Vizetelly saw nothing absurd in the expression which he has attributed to me. The Benares he probably supposes to be some Oriental nation. What he supposes their Pandects to be I shall not presume to guess. If he had examined The Times, he would have found no trace of the passage. The reporter, probably, did not catch what I said, and, being more veracious than Mr. Vizetelly, did not choose to ascribe to me what I did not say. If Mr. Vizetelly had consulted the...
Page 255 - I could fill a volume with instances of the injustice with which I have been treated. But I will confine myself to a single speech, the speech on the Dissenters

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