President Washington’s Receptions

William Sullivan (1774-1839) was a prominent Boston lawyer, Federalist politician, and author. Sullivan was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1795, served on the Massachusetts General Court (1804-1830), and was a delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (1830). From 1830, he devoted most of his career to writing about political institutions of the United States….

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A Bee-Hunt in the Far West

From his book A Tour on the Prairies, here is an extract of Chapter 9 transcribed by yours truly in Simplified Gregg, in which Washington Irving describes his adventure with honey bees. Attachment: a-bee-hunt-in-the-far-west.pdf

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What Independence Means

This selection by American statesman and political philosopher Samuel Adams — whom the famous beer was named after — was taken from a speech delivered in the Continental Congress, about one month after the Declaration of Independence. At the beginning of the speech, Adams is thinking of the hope still cherished by some Americans of…

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En longeant les quais de la Seine

In this small selection from his book, Pierre Nozière, Anatole France describes the famous banks of the Seine River in the heart of Paris, here in Sténographie Gregg transcribed by me. Attachment: en-longeant-les-quais-de-la-seine-anniv.pdf Attachment: en-longeant-les-quais-de-la-seine-simpl.pdf

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Mon Blog et Moi

Here’s a small selection about blogging, transcribed by me for the blog in both Anniversary and Simplified Sténographie Gregg. Attachment: mon-blog-et-moi-anniv.pdf Attachment: mon-blog-et-moi-simpl.pdf

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Histoire du français

Voici un petit texte pour mes amis francophones et francophiles. Here is a small selection transcribed in both French Anniversary and French Simplified Gregg by yours truly (my first Sténographie Gregg post ever!). Attachment: histoire-du-francais-anniv.pdf Attachment: histoire-du-francais-simpl.pdf

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Remarks upon Receiving the Nobel Prize

American novelist and short story writer William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 “for his forceful and independently artistic contribution to modern American fiction.” Here is his Nobel banquet speech, transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: remarks-upon-receiving-the-nobel-prize.pdf

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