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Seven lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill the top half of a notebook page. A horizontal line, running from left to right, follows, underneath which are nine lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters. The shorthand on the top half of the page is the third part of 'Sydney Smith' version B. The shorthand on the bottom half of the page is part of an untitled exercise about hereditary privilege. In the top right the number five indicates the page number.
The top half of the page features the third and final part of a shorthand dictation exercise titled 'Sydney Smith' by a practiced shorthand writer. The exercise is dictated from ‘Lecture IX: On the Conduct of the Understanding’ by the philosopher…

Eighteen lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill a notebook page. In the top right the number three indicates the page number.
The second page of a shorthand dictation exercise titled 'Sydney Smith' by a practiced shorthand writer. The exercise is dictated from ‘Lecture IX: On the Conduct of the Understanding’ by the philosopher Sydney Smith.

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A shorthand dictation exercise titled 'Sydney Smith' by a practiced shorthand writer. The exercise is dictated from ‘Lecture IX: On the Conduct of the Understanding’ by the philosopher Sydney Smith.

Sixteen lines of Brachygraphy shorthand characters written in pencil fill the page of a notebook. At the top is a longhand title, which reads 'Sunday Night Fifth February 1860', with the word 'Fifth' partially crossed through. In the top right corner is the number one, indicating a page number. In the middle of the page, a vertical line runs from top to bottom. The symbols are not arranged in relation to this line, perhaps suggesting that it was added later.
A shorthand dictation exercise based upon 'Lecture XIV, On the Beautiful – Part II', by the philosopher Sydney Smith. Smith's lecture begins with a quotation from another lecture by Sir Joshua Reynolds entitled Seven Discourses Delivered in the Royal…
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