22 JULY 1905, Page 14

' decimo," consulum," integer miinsit," ingens,' populis ' It seems

to us that all the marks here are on syllables which it is impossible to mispronounce." The principle of marking is : all vowels long by nature are marked, and the rest left alone. If your reviewer wishes to know what vowels are long by nature, he may refer to Postgate's " New Latin Primer," p. 117, or any good Latin grammar. Vowels are sometimes long by nature in syllables long by position, as " consul," " mansit." I suppose I must congratulate your reviewer on not being a schoolmaster. If be were, he would not be so optimistic as to add his last sentence. The series was planned because we found that we wanted it for our own use, and thought that it might be useful to others. The practice of marking long vowels for beginners has long been followed in America.----I am, Sir, &c.,

Perse School, Cambridge. W. H. D. ROUSE.