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An ornamental handwriting is a nuisance!

An ornamental handwriting is a nuisance! What with flourishes and extraneous appendages, the reader is continually distracted from the text to the characters, and generally ends by wishing the writer had used better taste in his chirography. A master who teaches anything but making neat, plain handwriting, is not fit for a teacher.

By Richard A Wells “Manners, Culture and Dress of the Best American Society 1891”

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