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http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/handwriting/course/ Lesson 1. The original here: http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/handwriting/course/lesson.php?lesson=1&img=gc193-149# My attempt at transcription: Anyone care to try Lesson 2 and post the results?
http://i.imgur.com/QFgaUVj.jpg http://i.imgur.com/BT2QAIT.jpg http://i.imgur.com/rVNaj7t.jpg (The first plate above says "Bartholomeus it is meete and most convenient" etc etc) Richard Gething was born in Herefordshire, perhaps in 1585, and at some point in his life travelled to and worked in London. Massey describes him as being in the company of the "heads and fathers" of English calligraphy and that he deserves our "highest commendation". You might have heard of or read Sir Ambrose Heal's "The English Writing - Masters and Their Copybooks 1570 - 1800": this copy of Calligraphotech