With or without a copybook, that is what is escaping you, it will take you several hundreds of hours of practice to learn any fine motor skill. The time you spent searching for a copybook could have be used to actually learn Spencerian penmanship.
Platt Rogers Spencer, whose name the style bears, used various existing scripts as inspiration to develop a unique oval-based penmanship style that could be written very quickly and legibly to aid in matters of business correspondence as well as elegant personal letter-writing. Spencer, inspired by the forms that he saw of smooth pebbles in a stream, aimed to create a graceful script to resemble those shapes. While likely originally writing and developing the script with a quill pen, Spencerian script's evolution is tied to the availability and development of higher-quality steel pens.
Spencerian script was developed in 1840 and began soon after to be taught in the school Spencer established specifically for that purpose, in doing so replacing a form of Copperplate script, English roundhand, which was the most prominent script being taught in America. He quickly turned out graduates who left his school to start replicas of it abroad, and Spencerian script thus began to reach the common schools. Spencerian script even became the official hand of government clerks. Spencer never saw the great success that his penmanship style enjoyed because he died in 1864, but his sons took upon themselves the mission of bringing their late father's dream to fruition.
Despite its prominence in America and its school curriculum, the Spencerian Method for script fell largely due to society's need for a faster, \"simpler\" script to allow telegraphers to translate Morse code directly into writing. This 'modern need' led to the Palmer Method's rise as he simplified the Spencerian style to create an even 'speedier' method. The development of people's artistic ability/penmanship along with higher quality, more refined tools and materials would lead to the creation of Ornamental Script, a Spencerian script variant. It was gradually replaced in primary schools with the Palmer Method, a simplified version.
The text in Ford Motor Company's logo is written in Spencerian script, as is the Coca-Cola logo. It is speculated and highly likely that F. M. Robinson, a bookkeeper said to have named Coca-Cola, was trained in business and penmanship at Spencerian school, and suggested that it be engraved \"Spencerian style.\" Even though Robinson said he also wrote/made the original script form for the logo alongside Frank Ridge in a court case in 1914, one of Louis Madarasz's pupils claims that the man himself said to him that he made it during the height of his mail-order business for Robinson or Ridge and forgot about it as Coca-Cola had a relatively small and slow start. 153554b96e