P. 345 Before concluding my remarks, I feel in some measure bound to warn my readers against suffering themselves to fall into bad positions when writing; they are not merely ungraceful, but are calculated to produce a permanent contortion of the shape.
The injurious effect produced upon the figure by leaning in the manner indicated by fig. 12, must be evident to any one, who will compare the position of fig. 12 with that of fig. 14, or even fig. 13. Mr. Shaw, a gentleman who has written very learnedly upon this subject, recommends , in cases where the body has a decided inclination to the left when writing, to equalize the shoulders, by placing a book under the left elbow; and, if this should not be found sufficient, to balance a book on the head.
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