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A Primer of English Verse.

By HIRAM CORSON, Professor of English Literature in Cornell University. 12mo. Cloth. iv + 232 pages. By mail, $1.10; for introduction,

$1.00. THE leading purpose of this volume is to introduce the student

to the æsthetic and organic character of English Verse — to cultivate his susceptibility to verse as an inseparable part of poetic expression. To this end, the various effects provided for by the poet, either consciously or unconsciously on his part, are given for the student to practice upon, until those effects come out distinctly to his feelings.

J. H. Gilmore, Prof. of English, uses of English metres. He disUniversity of Rochester : It gives a cusses the force and effects of varithoroughly adequate discussion of ous metres, giving examples of usage the principal forms of English verse. from various poets. The book will

The University Magazine, New be of great use to both the critical York: Professor Corson has given student and to those who recognize us a most interesting and thorough that poetry, like music, is constructed treatise on the characteristics and I on scientific and precise principles.

Analytics of Literature.

A Manual for the Objective Study of English Prose and Poetry. By L. A. SHERMAN, Professor of English Literature in the University of Nebraska. 12mo. Cloth, xx + 468 pages. Mailing price, $1.40; for

introduction, $1.25. THIS book was written to embody a new system of teaching

literature that has been tried with great success. The chief features of the system are the recognition of elements, and insuring an experience of each, on the part of the learner, according to the laboratory plan. The principal stages in the evolution of form in literature are made especial subjects of study.

Edwin M. Hopkins, Instructor of it an extremely suggestive book. .. English, University of Kansas: I It has a great deal of originality and am delighted with the fruitful and earnestness. suggestive way in which he has Daniel J. Dorchester, Jr., Prof. of treated the subject.

Rhetoric and English Literature, Bliss Perry, College of New Jer Boston University : It is a very usesey, Princeton, N.J.: I have found | ful book. I shall recommend it.

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