5 JUNE 1897, Page 25

An Introduction to Latin Textual Emendation. By W. M, Lindsay.

(Macmillan and Co.)—We have often wondered that this subject has not been utilised in England for educational purposes. Hagen's " Gradus ad Criticen " has for some years been well known in Germany. If any English teachers have thought of adapting it for use here—and the writer of this notice has means of knowing that this has been the case—the intention has not been fulfilled. Young scholars are familiar, of course, with the common causes of errors in MSS., but to see them in the concrete is a very useful experience. Professor Lindsay bases his treatise on the text of Plautus. It is, of course, too technical for any detailed notice in these columns. We must content ourselves with giving it a warm general recommendation.