FOUND IN GOOD
GEORGE HAMLIN FITCH
I love everything that's old:
old friends, old times, old manners,
old books, old wine.
PAUL ELDER AND COMPANY
PUBLISHERS, SAN FRANCISCO
by Paul Elder and Company
The articles in this
book appeared originally in the
Sunday book-page of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The privilege of reproducing them
here is due to the courtesy of
M. H. de Young, Esq.
TO THE MEMORY
OF MY SON HAROLD,
MY BEST CRITIC, MY OTHER
SELF, WHOSE DEATH HAS
TAKEN THE LIGHT
OUT OF MY
|Comfort Found in Good Old Books
|Nothing Soothes Grief Like Sterling Old Books—How the Sudden Death of an Only Son Proved the Value of the Reading Habit.
|The Greatest Book in the World
|How to Secure the Best that is in the Bible—Much Comfort in Sorrow and Stimulus to Good Life may be Found in its Study.
|Shakespeare Stands Next to the Bible
|Hints on the Reading of Shakespeare's Plays—How to Master the best of these Dramas, the Finest of Modern Work.
|How to Read the Ancient Classics
|Authors of Greece and Rome One Should Know—Masterpieces of the Ancient World that may be Enjoyed in Good English Versions.
|The Arabian Nights and Other Classics
|Oriental Fairy Tales and German Legends—The Ancient Arabian Stories and the Nibelungenlied among World's Greatest Books.
|The Confessions of St. Augustine
|An Eloquent book of Religious Meditation—The Ablest of Early Christian Fathers Tells of His Youth, His Friends and His Conversion.
|Don Quixote, One of the World's Great Books
|Cervantes' Masterpiece a Book for All Time—Intensely Spanish, it Still Appeals to All Nations by its Deep Human Interest.
|The Imitation of Christ
|Features of Great Work by Old Thomas à Kempis—Meditations of a Flemish Monk which have not Lost their Influence in Five Hundred Years.
|The Rubá'iyát of Omar Khayyám
|Popularity of an Old Persian's Quatrains—Splendid Oriental Imagery Joined to Modern Doubt Found in this Great Poem.
|The Divine Comedy by Dante
|Influence of One of the World's Great Books—The Exiled Florentine's Poem has Colored the Life and Work of Many Famous Writers.
|How to Get the Best Out of Books
|Is the Higher Education an Absolute Necessity?—Desire to gain Knowledge and Culture will make one Master of All the Best Books.
|Milton's Paradise Lost and Other Poems
|A Book that Ranks Close to the English Bible—It Tells the Story of Satan's Revolt, the Fall of Man and the Expulsion from Eden.
|Pilgrim's Progress the Finest of all Allegories
|Bunyan's Story full of the Spirit of the Bible—The Simple Tale of Christian's Struggles and Triumph Appeals to Old and Young.
|Old Dr. Johnson and His Boswell
|His Great Fame Due to His Admirer's Biography—Boswell's Work makes the Doctor the best known Literary Man of his Age.
|Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels