Princeton Alumni Weekly Volume 16

Princeton Alumni Weekly Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...I852 to I854." Hall Initiations OF COURSE, hands were promptly laid on me 'by recruiters from the two literary societies, which at that time loomed very much larger in the Princeton life than they do now. I fell under the persuasions of young Charles Hodge '52 (a Senior) by whose efficient hands I was safely taken through the dangers of initiation, and introduced to the American Whig Society. Under my own hands, a year later, when I was introducing one of my own recruits (now the Rev. Dr. John S. Stewart '56_of Towanda, Pa.), the goat snatched him from me in the darkness; and, o_n reaching the lighted audience-room, his coat was minus a tail. Of the buildings of those days_, Iknow of but six that are still standing, viz., North, West, the two literary Halls, the building at the west end of North, now used for ofiices, and the l10l1S6 OH the west front of the campus, then occupied by President Carnahan. In this present oflice-building classes recited; Freshmen and Sophomores in the two basement rooms; Juniors and Seniors in the two upper rooms. There was a similar building at the exactly opposite end of North, where Vice-President Maclean and Professors Torrey, Stephen Alexander, and McCulloh delivered their lectures. Shortly after my entrance, I was passing through a great religious experience. I remember the helpful words of Professor Dufiield, for his interest in the spiritual life of the students. In that sophomore basement room, he held a weekly prayer-meeting for the voluntary attendance of any who felt some spiritual need. Also, he was the only teacher who ever made mathematics even slightly attractive to me. At the close of the year. the Sophomore Class distinguished itself by an innovation. It secretly printed a...show more

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  • Paperback | 418 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 744g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863070
  • 9781236863072