Chalkboard exercises for Spencerian penmanship
Correct posture indicated for each gender
They demand imperatively something to do, and unless this want is properly supplied, are in danger of doing what is wrong, not from choice, but because they have not been taught a more excellent way.
Chirythmography - timed hand writing, as with a metronome
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A promisory note demonstrates the accomplished Spencerian hand.
A wide field is also open for travelling teachers. The majority of small towns can furnish suitable rooms and accomodations, and would give an accomplished teacher a liberal patronage for a course of lessons, and often permanent employment.
examples of penmanship flourishes
(back to subjects taught in early schools)