25 JUNE 1864, Page 21


. Manual of Phonography. By John Thompson. (Phonographic Dep6t.)—We suppose shorthand is meant. But the author prides himself on the complexity of his system, and compares it to a compli- cated flute. It is very hard to master, but once mastered is more useful than a simple one. We doubt it even in flutes, we are altogether incredulous in the matter of shorthand.