A Manual of Phonography; Or, Writing by Sound: a Natural Method of Writing by Signs that Represent the Sounds of Language, and Adapted to the English Language as a Complete System of Phonetic Short Hand

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S. Bagster and Sons, 1845 - Shorthand - 64 pages
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Page 92 - Judge not, and ye shall not be judged : condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned : forgive, and ye shall be forgiven : give, and it shall be given unto you : good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Page 96 - PRAISE be to God, the Lord of all creatures, the most merciful, the king of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship, and of thee do we beg assistance. Direct us in the right way, in the way of those to whom thou hast been gracious ; not of those against whom thou art incensed, nor of those who go astray...
Page 7 - Hitherto, among all nations, there has existed the greatest disparity, in point of facility and dispatch, between these two methods of communication: the former has always been comparatively rapid, easy, and delightful; the latter, tedious, cumbrous, and wearisome. It is most strange that we, who excel our progenitors so far, in science, literature, and commerce, should continue to use a mode of writing, which, by its complexity, obliges the readiest hand to spend at least six hours in writing what...
Page 55 - THE Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care ; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye ; My noonday walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend.
Page 57 - Though in the paths of death I tread With gloomy horrors overspread, My steadfast heart shall fear no ill, For Thou, O Lord, art with me still ; Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, And guide me through the dreadful shade.
Page 7 - ... every known language might probably be effectually reduced to writing, so as to preserve an exact correspondence between the writing and pronunciation ; which would be one of the most valuable acquisitions not only to philologists but to mankind, facilitating the intercourse between nations, and laying the foundation of the first step towards a universal language, one of the great desiderata at which mankind ought to aim by common consent.
Page 80 - ... ortografía particular por medio de un sistema universal , fixo y perfecto; pero casi todas las lenguas con el tiempo se han aumentado de muchas voces tomadas de distintos idiomas, mediante el preciso y natural comercio que tienen unas naciones con otras, para su trato y conservacion.
Page 19 - A science consists of general principles that are to be known ; an art of practical rules for something that is to be done.
Page 23 - Particular attention should be paid to the forms of the curved thick letters ; if they are made heavy throughout, they present a clumsy appearance ; they should be thickened in the middle only, and tnper off at each end.
Page i - By Isaac Pitman. With an Appendix, On the Application of Phonography to Foreign Languages. By. AJ Ellis, BA London (S. Bagster and Sons), Bath (Isaac Pitman) 1845. - "The Alphabet of Nature.

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