MODES OF ENUNCIATION, ETC. 203 " Moreover, unpretentious as it may appear, this Book is destined to draw the eyes of the world to a New Field for the exploits of Statesmanship and the exercise and gratification of Christian Beneficence," Our author is undoubtedly ingenuous, for he tells us that he "humbly and honestly craves to yield Ms life in an unselfish ministry to God and his fellow men." We can proceed, then, to a commentary on the views he expresses, — In the first place. It is evident that the "doctor" Is selling us nothing new. He is dis- pensing the Broster-Leigh-Eta "method" without modification. He does not explain how the par- ticular artifice is to inhibit stammering. When he speaks of causes he usually resorts to allegory* The tongue must "rule" from its "throne" in the "roof- story"; otherwise it is "disqualified for leadership/7 It must "ring the bell" or "sound the gong" to call the "organs and voice into play," One hardly knows how to regard this kind of argu- ment; and when he remembers that the book pro- fesses to be scientific, he is almost led to conclude that his intelligence has been impugned* ~ The tongue "rings the bell" and calls the<c voice into play." But what of sonant consonants, in which the voice pre- cedes articulation? The matter is difficult to com* prehend. The author himself is befogged at times, and resorts to the plea that "every science has its mystery," and that his Science is no exception.