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Gabelsberger

Gabelsberger, Franz (1789-1849), born at Munich, was the inventor of a system of shorthand much used in Germany and German-speaking countries. He was a secretary in the Bavarian Civil Service, and invented his system for his own private use, and then used it in Parliamentary reporting. His method was to use, as far as possible, symbols closely approaching German forms of letters. He published an account and description of his system.

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial