Shorthand for General Use

The following remarks made by Dr. Gregg advocating the use of shorthand in general writing were delivered in a speech in 1917. I wrote them in Anniversary for the blog. Attachment: shorthand-for-general-use.pdf Attachment: shorthand-for-general-use-article.pdf

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On Abraham Lincoln

This selection was taken from an address delivered before a joint session of Congress on February 12, 1959, by the American poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg. I transcribed it in Anniversary for the blog. Attachment: on-abraham-lincoln.pdf

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Nathan Hale

One of the heroes of the American Revolution, this selection written by his great-great-grandniece is a fitting tribute. I transcribed it in Anniversary for the blog. Attachment: nathan-hale.pdf

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Underwater Spaceship

The USS Nautilus was the world’s first atomic submarine. It served from 1954 through 1980. If you’re near the Groton, CT area, you can visit the Submarine Force Museum, and tour the Nautilus. The submarine is better remembered for being the first ship to cross the North Pole. Terence Kay in his book “Space Volunteers”…

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Casey at the Bat

Here is one of the most famous poems in American literature, written by yours truly in Anniversary for the blog. Its original title was “Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888.” Attachment: casey-at-the-bat.pdf

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On Mining

Mark Twain wrote Roughing It, following his travels in the Wild West during the 1860s. This selection is Chapter 28 of the book, and tells one of his adventures when prospecting for gold and silver. I wrote it for the blog in Anniversary. Attachment: on-mining.pdf

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