The young man, however, whom his instructor has
compelled to be as realistic as possible in declamation,
and to deal with every class of subject, instead of
merely selecting the easiest and most attractive cases,
as is done at present, will thus qualify himself much
more rapidly for actual forensic practice. Under existing circumstances the practice of the principle1
I mentioned second is, as a rule, hampered by the
large size of the classes and the practice of allotting
certain days for recitation, to which must be added
the contributory circumstance that the boys' parents
are more interested in the number of their sons'
recitations than their quality.