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UNIVERSAL ENGLISH

SHORT-HAND.

FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS, AND PRIVATE TUITION.

BY T. MOLINEUX,

Many years Teacher of Accounts, Short-hand, and Mathematics, at the
Free Grammar-School, in Macclesfield.

'SHORT-HAND, however it may, in the Conveniency and Extent of its
'Use, fall below the Boasts of those who teach, or the Expectations of
'those who learn it, is yet undeniably commodious on many Occasions,
'where Expedition, or where Secrecy, is required.'

THE SIXTH EDITION

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1809

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,

BY E. S. BAYLEY, MACClesfield;

And sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne, Paternoster

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PREFACE.

FROM the Approbation which Mr. BYROM'S valuable Treatise upon Short-Hand has met with from the Public, some Apology may perhaps be thought necessary for an Attempt to abridge and render more commodious a Work, which, in its original State, was so universally admired.

Or the original Publication, however, it is well known that a great Part consisted of miscellaneous Observations, introductory to the Art, Observations which are certainly not necessary to those who would wish to acquire a sufficient, or even a complete, Knowledge of Short-Hand. His Remarks on the Choice and Selection of the Characters,-the Reasons which induced him to appropriate each Mark to the particular Consonant it represents, the Account of his various Alterations and Amendments,may, indeed, display the Ingenuity and Zeal of the INVENTOR, but will be found to be but little conducive to the Improvement or Edification of the LEARNER.

In the following Pages, therefore, the EDITOR has endeavoured to comprise every thing really useful that is contained in the original Work, and has thrown the whole into a new and much more convenient Form, adapted to the Use of Schools, and private Tuition. He

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