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and mortified life of the Baptist was well fitted , from the contrast , to fix the attention of an effeminate , sensual age . It gave him fall liberty for reflexion , meditation ., and prayer . It assimilated him to the ancient prophets , whose dispensation he may be regarded as finishing . It made him less susceptible of the comc&on wants of life It fortified
him against the temptations of luxury ^ and enabl ed him to / sethii face like a flint' against the vices of the greatest human characters The heroism of this illustrious man was manifest , in his honest anq lust reproof of Herod . For this he was cast into prison , and furnished
one more example of the manner in which honesty and piety have been often treated by pride and power * The example set by John should be followed by all the ministers of religion . They are ' to bear testU mony against vice wherever it is found . Whether men will hear , ox whether they will forbear , it is their province faithfully to set before them the consequences of their conduct * Prudence and good man * ners are not to be neglected , but on no consideration is fidelity to be sacrificed •* * " ^
' ARTICLE II . An Introduction to Mr . By row ? s Short-hand , or the way of writing English in the most Easy , Concise , Regular and Beautiful Manner . In a Series of Letters addressed to a young Friend . To which are added , General Observations on the Short-hand Characters , with appropriate
Examples for the Learner ' s Exercise . Designed for the Use of Schools . By Thomas Molineux . 8 vo . 10 s . 6 d * pp . 104 . Plates 20 . Longman , and Co . Short-hand writers ^ like bigotted religionists , are generally enthusiastically attached to their respective systems . After having encountered the difficulties , and in some measure experienced the disappointments of a particular system , a writer is seldom willing to renew his labour , or to make
other experiments , at the loss of much time ^ and the hazard of being again disappointed . It is a fault with most inventors of new systems , to promise their readers too much : a system , we are persuaded , that can be learned in a few days , or , as some have asserted , in a
fewhours , cannot possibly be of permanent utility , or be calculated to answer the purposes of universal practice . Every thing really useful has its difficulties , and must be acquired by diligent application and regular assiduity ; and those arts are certainlv the most agreeable and engaging , which unite the
greatest ease in their attainment , with constant practical utility . This observation will apply , in its fullest extent , to the system of Stenography now before us , which , without offending the eye , or burthening the memory with tedious arbitrary characters ^ secures to the writer all the advantages ? Sermon x . p . 19 ^ .
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1806, page 547, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1729/page/43/