Some voices, it is true, are of more limited compass than others; but most are full, reso nant, and melodious, of great range and ﬂex ibility — capable of venting, at one moment, a tempest of passion, and of issuing, at another, in soft, low, murmuring accents that linger pleasantly in the ear. In both cases reading aloud is advantageous — to correct the defects of the one, to improve and strengthen the other. If, said the great critic, Ruskin, I could have a son or a daughter possessed of but one accomplishment in life, it should be that of good reading. When elocution is made a part of education, but not before, this accomplishment, so useful in itself and so val nable in the elementary training of an orator, will be within reach of every student. The late Professor J. R. Seeley, speaking at the Royal Institution, said.