<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

IIIF Actions
Norman, Charles
Specimens of writing / by Charles Norman, Christmas, 1832.
Physical Description:
1 v. (6 leaves) ; 25 x 38 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 22
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
View by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
In contemporary red marbled wrappers.
Manuscript exercise book (for penmanship) by Charles Norman, 1832. Writing is in pen and black ink throughout. The title page is executed in decorative capital letters. The four remaining leaves (with writing on rectos only) comprise writing samples in a very neat cursive hand. Also loosely inserted is a single leaf, "Specimens of writing by Charles Norman, Christmas, 1833"; the remainder of this exercise book is not present.
The writing samples consist of short moral adages, such as "No revenge is more heroic than that which torments envy by doing good" and "A man may have a thousand intimate acquaintances, and not a friend among them all. If you have one friend, think yourself happy." The final leaf includes six lines of verse from Pope's The Illiad of Homer, "Like leaves on trees, the race of man is found ..."
Subject Terms:
Children -- Conduct of life.
Norman, Charles.
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744.
Writing books.
Penmanship specimen books.

If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.