Revisiting the Earth
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Revisiting the Earth

By James Langdon Hill
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  • REVISITING THE EARTH
  • Author of "The Immortal Seven," "The Scholar's Larger Life," "The Worst Boys in Town," "Favorites of History," "The Century's Capstone," "Memory Comforting Sorrow," "A Crowning Achievement," etc.
    • RICHARD G. BADGER THE GORHAM PRESS BOSTON
    • Copyright, 1920, by Richard G. Badger
    • All Rights Reserved
    • Made in the United States of America
    • The Gorham Press, Boston, U. S. A.
    • THE LITTLE SEMINARY OF LETTERS
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • REVISITING THE EARTH
  • CHAPTER I
    • REVISITING THE EARTH
    • To Open Books that are Sealed
    • Let Me Drop a Hint Here Like a Seed
    • Pausing for a Fore-taste
    • Waymarks of the Journey
    • The Mind's Re-invigoration
    • The Re-creation of the World
    • Blessing in the Guise of an Excursion
  • CHAPTER II
    • THE PICTURE LAND OF THE HEART
    • The Vine Must Have the Wall
    • "The Man Returned who Left these Haunts a Boy"
    • "I REMEMBER, I REMEMBER, THE HOUSE WHERE I WAS BORN"
    • The Gate to Life
    • Footprints on the Sands of Time
    • Things Sweet to Remember
    • THE LITTLE SANCTUARY
  • CHAPTER III
    • THE DEAREST SPOT ON EARTH TO ME
    • The Glory of Life in its First Spring
    • The Rule of the Shekel
    • The Last Wish of Ambitious Minds
    • Strikes a Chord Unconsciously
    • Old Home Looks Young Again
    • The Odor of Apple Blossoms
  • CHAPTER IV
    • THE LAND OF USED-TO-BE
    • Dolling Up
    • Fitted for a Day Sure to Come
    • Flights of Oratory
    • Choosing the Front Subject
    • Educating Themselves
    • A New Impetus
    • The Onward Upward Course
  • CHAPTER V
    • SEEN THROUGH THE LONG VISTA OF DEPARTED YEARS
    • What is Your Problem
    • On the Road to Learning
    • The By-product of Development
    • Best When Most Catching
    • The Love of Conquest
    • The Impulse From Incentive and Reward
    • The Fascination of Matching Abilities and Efforts
    • The Tug of War
  • CHAPTER VI
    • WHERE WE PLAYED MUMBLE-THE-PEG
    • Developing a Real and Fixed Deformity
    • An Increased Reverence for the Human Organization
    • The Open-door Policy
    • Our Knives Confiscated by Teachers
    • Happy Hours by Living Streams
    • Healing in the Pool
    • And That Reminds Me
    • One of Life's Schools
    • Loafing and Laboring
    • Foibles of the Famous
  • CHAPTER VII
    • THE SCENE OF THE SCHOOL FIGHTS
    • Precipitating a Fracas
    • Sectional and Factional Fights
    • Suffering From Personal Collision
    • Birch, Beech, and Willow Were the Branches Taken
    • America's Unhappy Hour
    • Putting on the Character with the Coats of Gentlemen
    • New Facings to Old Opinions
    • Fair to Illustrate by the Best Examples
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • TOUCHING A LONG SLUMBERING CHORD
    • The Past at Least is Secure
    • Where a Critical Struggle was Beginning
    • Rising Young Men
    • Tendency to Exaggerate Rather than to Daguerreotype
    • The Practice Has Boomerang Implications
    • Things with a Difference
    • The Changing World
    • PARADISE LOST—BEFORE THE SALEM FIRE]
    • PARADISE REGAINED—AFTER THE CONFLAGRATION
    • The Unexpected Happens
    • The Past Looks Like a Dream
    • Achilles Pondered in His Tent
  • CHAPTER IX
    • WHAT HAD BECOME OF THE OLD ECCENTRICITIES
    • Forgetting all Except One Truth
    • Personalities of Rarest Types
    • Poet of the One-Hoss Shay Said, "No Extra Charge"
    • Links with the Past
    • Boys Did Not Know What to Make of Them
    • Heroes and Fine Old Gentlemen
    • Sounds a Characteristic Note
    • Some Incongruities of Character
  • CHAPTER X
    • TO SEE AND FEEL THE PAST
    • People Looked, People Wondered, People Praised
    • Making Hay While the Sun Shines
    • The Death of the Mortgage
    • A Heaven-sent Device
    • They Were a Family Again
    • How Much Like Folks
    • Absence of the Big Stick
    • An Outlaw in the Herd
    • Testing Mighty Principles by Small Experiments
    • The Home of the Angels
    • New Forms of Matter, New Crystallizations
    • A Lesson that Will Last a Lifetime
  • CHAPTER XI
    • A RETURN TO ONE'S HOLY LAND
    • Casting a Reflection Means Nothing Bad
    • The Glory of Supremacy
    • Silent Sentinels of the Silent Years
    • Sunny Silent Homes
    • Heart Histories Laid Open
    • A Legacy of Pleasant Memories
    • The World Teaches an Attentive Mind
    • Where New Chapters Begin
    • Nothing Insignificant, Nothing
    • Halcyon Days
    • There's a Reason
  • CHAPTER XII
    • LOOKING UP SONS OF WELL-REMEMBERED MOTHERS
    • Consecrated Their Talents to Elevation of Humanity
    • A Reproof to Defamers of Human Nature
    • One an Illustration of Many
    • The Lure of the Store
    • He Lived With His Mother's Spirit
    • THE MEETING PLACE OF "THE SENATE"
    • Astonished as if He Had Seen a Vision
    • Retrospect is Cheering
    • No Love Like Mother Love
    • "Turning the Bend in the Road"
    • Presence of Our Celestial Helpers
    • Out of Evil Cometh Good
    • Pushed by Unseen Hands
  • CHAPTER XIII
    • THINGS THAT HAD PASSED AWAY "STILL LIVE"
    • Books Written by Ourselves
    • A Hard Road to Travel
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Transported Back to the Past
    • A Boy a "Feeble Beginning of a Mighty End"
    • Human Nature Unchanged
    • The Coronation of Labor
    • Not Criticism, Just Description
    • To Go to the Top, First Go to the Bottom
    • The Renewal of the Face of the World
    • Cables Binding to Safe Moorings
    • A Fashion that is Wearing Away
    • Time Can Obliterate as Well as Create
    • A Table of Priorities
    • A SEAT OF LEARNING FULL OF MEMORIES
    • Tremendous Trifles
    • Critical Periods
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • WHERE A VISITANT SEES MORE THAN A RESIDENT
    • A Sort of Homesickness
    • Recollections of Other Years
    • Through Tears of Memory
    • Unterrified Visitors
    • When the World was Young
    • You Can't Paint the Sunrise
    • Another Relic of the Past
    • "A Flood of Thoughts Comes O'er Me"
    • THE GROUNDS OF THE BELOVED COLLEGE
    • Stepping Into the Past
    • The College Empire
    • Just How it Feels
    • Just Plain Friends
    • Rekindled Fires
    • Fortune Keeps Her Own Secrets
    • Some Social Features
    • "Fixing Up"
    • He Had no Pet Virtue
    • A Disposition to Build Tabernacles
  • CHAPTER XV
    • WHERE I MET MYSELF
    • The Old and New
    • Words Pale and Inadequate
    • "Far Away and Long Ago"
    • Stepping Stones in Recent History
    • THE GREATEST PLEASURE GIVEN TO MAN
    • Worthy of Unstinted Praise
    • Time Tries All Things
    • The World a Wheel
    • Pigs is Pigs
  • CHAPTER XVI
    • RETRACING THE OLD PATHS
    • The Land We Love
    • Lines Cast in Pleasant Places
    • Andover is Different
    • Where Every Prospect Pleases
    • A World of Tender Memories
    • Andover's Crowning Glory
    • A Man of Noble Parts
    • A Soul Melted Into a Voice
  • CHAPTER XVII
    • GOING BACK TO MY PADAN-ARAM
    • First View of Intimate Friends
    • Cupid's Marksmanship
    • Remember Lot's Wife
    • The Supply is Not Exhausted
    • Heart Histories
    • Women Not Gone to the Dogs
    • Shall the Union Survive
    • Lights in Their Dwellings
  • CHAPTER XVIII
    • A NEW KNOCK AT AN OLD DOOR
    • Lost Facts of Local History
    • Publicity is Light
    • Cupid All Smiling
    • The Royal Families
    • A Social Revolution
    • The Glory of the Commonplace
    • The Missing Link
    • Money in all Pockets
    • The Wine of Sweet Remembrance
    • Ancientness is Falling Off
    • "Stray Historical Facts Corralled"
    • The By-products of Development
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