Challenges

May 2024 challenge: Notebook D continued

So far, we have transcribed pages 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, and 10 of Notebook D (pages 01 and 03 are blank) and found extracts from three different works by the philosopher Sydney Smith in the following order:

  • 01        blank page
  • 02        Spring Guns and Man Traps (final sentences of the essay)
  • 03        blank page
  • 04        On the Beautiful (3 sentences from the middle of the essay); Spring Guns and Man Traps (sentences immediately preceding the final ones on page 02)
  • 05        I Would Not Live Always (starting at shorthand line 7)
  • 06        On the Beautiful (immediately precedes page 04)
  • 07        I Would Not Live Always (continues from page 05)
  • 08        On the Beautiful (immediately precedes page 06)
  • 09        I Would Not Live Always (continues from page 07)
  • 10        On the Beautiful (immediately precedes page 08)

For our May 2024 Notebook challenge, we are moving on to pages 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.

Remember:

  • On the Beautiful seems to be going backwards on alternate pages.
  • I Would Not Live Always seems to be going forwards on alternate pages.
  • We have already seen parts of Spring Guns and Man Traps on pages 02 and 04.
  • We may also have a completely new text.

Resources

Explore the ‘Man Traps and Spring Guns’ essay here. ‘On the Beautiful’ (which comes in three parts) can be found here. You can find the sermon, ‘I Would Not Live Always’ here.

Please complete as much of the entry form as you can and email us with your solutions by 31 May 2024.

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