See also:English calligraphist, one of the inventors of shorthand writing, was
See also:born in
See also:London in 1547, and is described by Anthony
See also:Wood as a " most dexterous
See also:person in his profession, to the
See also:great wonder of scholars and others." We are also informed that " he spent several years in sciences among Oxonians, particularly, as it seems, in
See also:Hall; but that study, which he used for a diversion only, proved at length an employment of profit." He is mentioned for his skill in micrography in Holinshed's
See also:Chronicle . "
See also:Hadrian Junius," says
See also:Evelyn, " speaking as a miracle of somebody who wrote the Apostles' Creed and the beginning of St
See also:Gospel within the compass of a farthing: what would he have said of our famous
See also:Bales, who, in the
See also:year 1575, wrote the
See also:Lord's Prayer, the Creed, Decalogue, with two
See also:short prayers in Latin, his own name,
See also:day of the
See also:month, year of the Lord, and reign of the
See also:queen, to whom he presented it at Hampton
See also:Court, all of it written within the circle of a single
See also:penny, inchased in a
See also:ring and
See also:borders of gold, and covered with a crystal, so accurately wrought as to be very plainly legible; to the great admiration of her
See also:majesty, the whole privy council, and several ambassadors then at court?" Bales was likewise very dexterous in imitating handwritings, and between 1576 and 1590 was employed by Secretary Walsingham in certain
See also:political manoeuvres . We find him at the
See also:head of a school near the Old
See also:Bailey, London, in 1590, in which year he published his Writing Schoolemaster, in three Parts . This
See also:book included an Arte of Brachygraphie, which is one of the earliest attempts to construct a
See also:system of shorthand . In 1595 he had a great trial of skill with one Daniel
See also:Johnson, for a
See also:pen of 20 value, and won it; and a contemporary author further relates that he had also the arms of calligraphy given him, which are
See also:azure, a pen or . Bales died about the year 1610 .
BALEARIC ISLANDS (Baleares)
MICHAEL WILLIAM BALFE (1808-1870)
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