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A New Short-Hand Grammar [electronic resource]: Containing a General Rule, for Writing Any Language, Whether English, Latin, French, &C. Also, Particular Shortening and Joining Rules, Fitted to the English Tongue, for Joining in Every-Sentence Five, Six, or More Words Together; Without Taking Off the Pen in an Instant of Time Never Before Invented. Done According to All the Improvements, Which the Author Hath Made Since He Published His Former Short Hand Grammar About Twenty Years Ago: Which Improvements Render This New Method a Great Deal More Easy, Speedy, and Legible, as Is Evident by Comparing the Large Specimen of the Writing in the Former Grammar With the Same Large Specimen, in This New Grammar. And Yet These Improvements May Be Learn'd With Ease, in the Space of Three or Four Days, by Any Who Have Learned the Former Method. This New Method Is So Compleat, That Any Gentleman, or Lady May Learn the Art Perfectly by This Book Alone, and Take Down From a Moderate Speakers Mouth, Any Speech, Lecture, Sermon, Trial, Play, &C. Word for Word, and Also Read Distinctly One Anothers Writing. Authoriz'd by His Majesty, and Attested by Many Gentlemen, at the Beginning Hereof; Compos'd by James Weston, the Only Author of This New Method. .

Weston, James, Stenographer
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
London : printed for the author, and sold by him only, at the hand and pen, over-against Water-Lane, in Fleet Street, 1746.
Language
English
Description
[6], ii, [4], 8, [4], 9-44, [4], 45-76, [4], 26 p. : ill.,port. ; 8⁰.
Notes
  • This is a slightly altered and condensed version of 'Stenography compleated', 1727 (Alston).
  • The titlepage is engraved.
  • The dedications and preface are letterpress.
  • Pp.1-76 are engraved tables, with two engraved divisional titlepages and leaves of illustration inserted after pp.8 and 44.
  • The divisional titlepages read: 'Directions for writing short-hand' and 'A dictionary or an alphabetical table'.
  • After p.76 an engraved divisional titlepage; 'Observations and explications' and a leaf of illustration has been inserted.
  • The final 26-pages are letterpress.
  • Reproduction of original from British Library.
Reproduction Notes
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. Eighteenth century collections online s2009 miunns
Other Forms
Also available in microfilm (click link to determine reel #).
Cited in
Alston, viii, 199
English Short Title Catalog, T112099.
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