Solution to the May 2024 Challenge

Many thanks to Clarissa Parkinson, Shane Baggs, Frances T, and students at UCLA for participating in our May challenge!

As predicted, much of the shorthand here matches previously identified sources from Sydney Smith’s essays, ‘I would not live always’ and ‘On the beautiful’. However, there are two lines on page 16 from a completely new source, which has not yet been identified:

Do you recognise the source of the lines that follow? (Uncertain words in bold type).

16.1    to invest in a society which has no

16.2    just commitment to liberality and wisdom.

Let us know if you have any suggestions – and download a full line-by-line transcript below!

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