The Self-Taught Stenographer, Or Stenographic Guide: Explaining the Principles and Rules of the Art of Short-Hand Writing, Illustrated by Appropriate Plates and Examples (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Self-Taught Stenographer, or Stenographic Guide: Explaining the Principles and Rules of the Art of Short-Hand Writing, Illustrated by Appropriate Plates and Examples

Although short-hand writing has come into disuse, by prejudices consequent upon voluminous, intricate, and expensive treatises heretofore published, and its true merits have been undervalued, the author of this system flatters himself, that, by his perspicuity of arrangement, he shall overcome all obstacles from this source.

Few persons know the advantages of this art, and the facility of acquiring it, otherwise it would be more generally used; and serve to enrich the common-place book of thousands, who now write by long-hand in hours, what they could record in minutes by the prao tice of short-hand. In the compilation of this work it has been the sole design to adapt it to the use of pri vate learners, and to illustrate and exemplify the whole theory by rules and engravings, so as to place it within the reach of every individual, without the expense of personal instruction: all of which is compatible with its simplicity. For in this system the novelty of writing consists merely in the active manoeuvring of a few sim ple but significant signs. These signs have been care fully selected, and their respective powers so distinctly defined in the following columns, that any person may readily qualify himself without a teacher to record the language of a public speaker, word by word, so legibly as to be read distinctly at any subsequent time.

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