May 20, 2017

My favorite exercise in Daniel T. Ames’s Compendium of Practical and Ornamental Penmanship shows the word “persevere” written in lower-case script. Each letter is surrounded by a loop, similar to the “a” in the @ symbol. The loops are all the same, but the letters are different, so the exercise teaches you to maintain a rhythm amidst otherwise varying circumstances.
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