Alphabets old and new by Lewis Foreman Day

By Lewis Foreman Day

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So also we find among the Chinese and Japanese one form of lettering which is characteristically brushwork, and another almost rectangular, which last is clearly the monumental manner.

It was a reed pen with which the Arabs wrote, Art holding it more in the Alphabet. 29 or less horizontally so as to retain the ink, and sloping the paper or papyrus at a convenient angle; and letters gave quill it was in writing the Roman with a reed pen that the mediaeval scribes it its Gothic character. It was not until the (which held the ink better) came into use that the Italians developed their minuscule letter with and thin strokes. is Lometimes enough to tell whether an early Egyptian manuscript was written with a pen its thick A glance AdBCDEFGGMI KLMNOPPQQR 26.

ABOUT 1250. asserted themselves, and individual scribes clung tenaciously the to older forms. The alphabet opposite, for example, though of the 15th century, only mildly represents the period to which by date it belongs. Gothic in letters lend design than themselves. themselves to more variety not being so perfect in Roman, To some, perhaps, they are more Art in the Alphabet. interesting on that very account : 23 perfection palls Anyway, the Gothic forms are often very beautiful. The Roman letter is classic, and upon us.

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