2QO SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING
Hoarded, bartered, bought and sold,
Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled;
Spurned by the young, but hugged by the old
To the very verge of the graveyard mould;
Price of many a crime untold;
Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!"
Some of these "speech specialists" would be inter-
esting subjects for the Freud people; though we fear
the morbidity of their minds is seldom "verdrangt"
Here is another interesting train of associations:
"I am happy to say that the great majority of my pupils,
taken from such varied classes, have afforded me much edi-
' fication by the virtues of honor, diligence, perseverance, and
gratitude which they have evinced, but even the College of
the 12 Apostles was not exempt from incredulity and treason,
and I have, in a few instances, met with the same return. Pupils
who had given a solemn pledge not to disclose the contents of
the Manual have endeavored to establish themselves as teachers,
until compelled to desist and destroy their prospectuses by the
prospect of legal proceedings."
In this train of associations the psychoanalysts
would no doubt find a repressed idea interrupting an
unctuous outpouring of the spirit.
But it would be well to leave association and psycho-
analysis, and come to non-speculative facts. —The facts
are that most of these contracts are jokers. Their
primary function is generally to serve as a basis for
blackguarding and intimidating students that might
disclose the method to some unfortunate stammerer