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VMs: Re: More shorthand trivia
In the back of the Brotherton Collection's copy of Philip Gibb's 1736
history of shorthand, there was a (unattributed) cutting from an (unnamed)
English gentleman's journal. This article's first paragraph neatly
summarised the standard (English-speaking) view of shorthand:
"It is an opinion generally received among us, that Stenography,
or the art of short-hand, is known only in this nation; and tho'
it is true that others now have it, it may, perhaps, appear upon
examination that they learned it from us."
...or it may not. :-)