Handwriting and Mr. Darcy
I’m captivated by dip-handwriting, particularly calligraphy, copperplate, and script.
Whenever I pick up an antique book, the first thing I look for is the delicate looping font on the inside cover.
Recently I found this old book that teaches how to write that elegant scrolling script. It’s a textbook for a professional business course published in Portland, Oregon.
The Microsoft Office of 1926
It always seems so refined—like it would take a whole day and buckets of patience to write one letter.
And of course, letters written in this handwriting would be more romantic. Right?
...And who can think of ROMANTIC-writing without thinking of Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice
“How delighted Miss Darcy will be to receive such a letter!”
He made no answer.
“You write uncommonly fast.”
“You are mistaken. I write rather slowly.”
“How many letters you must have occasion to write in the course of the year! Letters of business, too! How odious I should think them!”
“It is fortunate, then, that they fall to my lot instead of to yours.”
“Pray tell your sister that I long to see her.”
“I have already told her so once, by your desire.”
“I am afraid you do not like your pen. Let me mend it for you. I mend pens remarkably well.”
“Thank you — but I always mend my own.”
“How can you contrive to write so even?”
He was silent.
A Colder-fish could be found only ice-fishing.
Have you dipped pen and inked, learned calligraphy or copperplate?