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" He, also, diligently common-placed the' substance of his reading, having acquired a very small but legible hand—" for," as his biographer observes, " where contracting is the main business, it is not well to write, as the fashion then was, uncial or... "
The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of ... - Page 18
by Roger North - 1826
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The Life of the Right Honourable Francis North, Baron of Guilford, Lord ...

Roger North - Judges - 1808
...contracting is the main bufmefs, it is not well to write, as the fafhion how is, uncial or femiuncial letters, to look like pigs ribs. His writing in his...commonplaces was not by way of index, but epitome; becaufe, as he ufed to fay, the looking over the common place book on any occaiion, gave him a fort...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 2

Henry Southern - 1820
...his reading, having acquired a very small but legible hand — " for," as his biographer observes, "where contracting is the main business, it is not well to write, as the fashion then was, uncial or semi-uncial letters to look like pigs' ribbs." In his studies, he was wont by turns...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 2

Books - 1820 - 404 pages
...his reading, having acquired a very small but legible hand — " for," as his biographer observes, " where contracting is the main business, it is not well to write, as the fashion then was, uncial or semi-uncial letters to look like pigs' ribbs." In his studies, he was wont by turns...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 2

Books - 1820
...his reading, having acquired a very small but legible hand — " for," as his biographer observes, " where contracting is the main business, it is not well to write, as the fashion then was, uncial or semi-uncial letters to look like pigs' ribbs." In his studies, he was wont by turns...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 158

English essays - 1835
...of Dryden shows that he was thoroughly acquainted with — The Life of the Lord Keeper Gvitft rd. " He acquired a very small but legible hand ; for where...write, as the fashion now is, uncial or semi-uncial let. tert, to look like piat' rits." — I p. 20. 8. 1826. Guy Mannering. " jl.ul.il put on his spectacles....
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The Gentleman's Magazine

Early English newspapers - 1835 - 742 pages
...and in size arid perpendicularity resemble therila of a roasted pig'.' " — Chffp. xlix. busiriess, it is not well to write, as the fashion now is, uncial or semi-uncial letters, to loot lilce figs' ribi." — I: p. 20. 8. 1826. " A lady itt Norfolk told me 'be made; up some agreements...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 10

1837
...no bud memory, but was diffident, and would •at trust it. H acquired u very small but 1. L-iliV hand ; for, where contracting is the main business,...was not by way of index, but epitome; because, as lie used to say, the looking over the commonplace bonk on any occasion, gave him a sort ol survey of...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of T. Noon Talfourd

Thomas Noon Talfourd - English literature - 1842 - 354 pages
...of his reading, having acquired a very small but legible hand—"for," as his biographer observes, " where contracting is the main business, it is not well to write, as the fashion then was, uncial or. semi-uncial letters to look like pigs' ribs." In his studies, he was wont by turns...
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Southey's Common-place Book: Choice passages

Robert Southey - Anecdotes - 1849
...quoted by Boswell, vol. 3, p. 137. "Ив acquired a very small but legible hand (for common-placing) ; for where contracting is the main business, it is...uncial, or semi-uncial letters, to look like pigs ribs." — Life of Lord Keeper North, vol. 1, p. 20. EDWABD BARLOW, whose true name was Booth, born near Warrington,...
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Common-place Book

Robert Southey - Anecdotes - 1849 - 658 pages
...quoted by Boswell, vol. 3, p. 137. " HE acquired a very small but legible hand (for common-placing); for where contracting is the main business, it is...uncial, or semi-uncial letters, to look like pigs ribs."—Life of Lord Keeper North, vol. 1, p. 20. EDWABD BARLOW, whose true name was Booth, born near...
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