Marc-Aurèle : citations (French)

Hello, in these particular times, I wanted to post something that can inspire. Marcus-Aurelius was known as ‘the philosopher king’ and here are almost all the quotes in English: 1 – “God give me patience, to reconcile with what I am not able to change Give me strength to change what I can And give…

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National Emergency Library (Internet Archive)

Internet Archive has launched its National Emergency Library with wide open access for all its digitized books until June 30th, 2020.   No waiting period!  There are many Gregg shorthand books available to borrow, including Gregg Notehand. There is also a Book Sponsorship program.  If there’s a book they don’t have, you can request that they digitize…

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“Enter” and “entry”

A person in the Gregg Facebook group wonders why “entry” is written nt-r-e when there is a special short form for “enter”. I’ve checked the dictionaries, and I notice that this form for “entry” is used from Preanni onward. I too am puzzled now, particularly about Preanni, where the -ter rule held sway. Why is…

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Rare Gregg Writer Vol 2 on Google Books

Google Books recently scanned most of Gregg Writer Volume 2 from the Harvard library collection. The scan includes October 1899. It also includes February through September 1900. November, December, and January are missing from the Harvard collection and were not scanned. (For Volume 2, the magazine ran from October 1899 through September 1900.) Google Books…

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The Tame Deer and the Mirror

William Byrd II, American planter and author, from colonial Virginia, is considered the founder of the cities of Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. His writings in the form of diaries or journals gave in an entertaining way the incidents and observations of his long and varied career. Byrd and his neighbors lived like English gentlemen. In this…

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A Boy’s Plans for Self-Improvement

Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography is considered the most readable book published in America in the 18th century. He wrote it at odd moments during the last twenty years of his life. The first five chapters were in the form of a letter written in 1771 to his son, the then Governor of New Jersey, and were…

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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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