liiterarjr Notlces. Syllabus of courses in Rhutorical Training for High Schools, Academies, etc. by Charles II. J. Douglas, A. M. instructer in English and Elocution in 'lie Aun Arbor High School. Paper, 42 pp, 15 cents. Clark & Maynard publishers. The above mentloned publishers are issuing from their presses a señes of volumes.entitled the English Classics edited by eminent English and American Scholars, and it is no small compliment to Mr. Douglas, af ter two years work in the High School, that the character of the work should have attractcd such attention as to lead this well-known house to request from kim a treatise on Rhetoiicül Trainitig. Starting out with the fundamental idea that rhetorical training has for its end the enabling of onc "to wrlte and speak the Euglish language with propriety elegance and force," that is kept In view and all the suggestions of the author are aimed at that. Course 1 sliows how best to study the English classic witten and their woiks; Course II affords hints and directions for original work in the line of Essay writing, and the work is crowned by the chapter on Elocution. Although the book is a small one its subject matter is so boiled down as to inako no waste wording. Attention to its tcachings can not but forward one a long ways to the desiruble good of wriling md speaking with "propriety, elegance and force."