A new short-hand grammar 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

Main Author: Weston, James
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for the author, and sold by him only, at the hand and pen, over-against Water-Lane, in Fleet Street 1746, 1746
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:After p.76 an engraved divisional titlepage; 'Observations and explications' and a leaf of illustration has been inserted. - Alston, viii, 199. - English Short Title Catalog, T112099. - Pp.1-76 are engraved tables, with two engraved divisional titlepages and leaves of illustration inserted after pp.8 and 44. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - The dedications and preface are letterpress. - The divisional titlepages read: 'Directions for writing short-hand' and 'A dictionary or an alphabetical table'. - The final 26-pages are letterpress. - The titlepage is engraved. - This is a slightly altered and condensed version of 'Stenography compleated', 1727 (Alston)
Physical Description:Online-Ressource ([6],ii,[4],8,[4],9-44,[4],45-76,[4],26p) ill.,port 8°