How Arthur Became King

From the book The Boy’s King Arthur by American author Sidney Lanier, the legend of how Arthur became king of England is a classic that is a favorite of all. Full of challenging vocabulary, I transcribed it for the blog in Centennial Gregg.

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  1. Well, I've read the first several sentences and had no trouble at all. I guess this attests to the readable quality of Gregg shorthand, or at least the Centennial edition. I was perplexed, though, why you wrote Uther Pendragon as a single outline. So I looked up Lanier, and found that he'd written it as one word. I wonder why he did that…

    1. Yes, he wrote it as one outline, not sure why, but it was no problem continuing the outline because it was an r-p joining. He also had lots of parenthetical phrases — I removed those parentheses to make the text more legible.

      "Archbishop" is way too long, and I've never written words like "seneschal", "ye are", "thither", or "howbeit" before. That's what I was referring to.

      1. Yes, and on the first page I also see things like "postern" and "thereof". (I suspect it's "thereof", since "though" makes no sense in that context.) "Archbishop" drops way down; I wonder if it might be better to separate it as if it were two words, but to write the two parts close together. I know I've seen this done with some words in DJ, though I can't think offhand what they are.

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