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THE

Onward Reciter

EDITED BY

WILLIAM DARRAH.

VOLUME V.

LONDON :
S. W. Partridge & Co., 9, Paternoster Row.

MANCHESTER : Lancashire & Cheshire Band of Hope Union, Mount Street, Albert Square, and John Heywood, Deansgate.

1876.

(COPYRIGHT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

Per. 2705. f. id

Do thy little-Do it well;
Do what right and reason tell;
Do what wrong and sorrow claim
Conquer sin and cover shame.
Do thy little; though it be
Dreariness and drudgery;
They whom Christ apostles made
'Gathered fragments' when He bade.

Do thy little. God hath made
Million leaves for forest shade;
Smallest stars their glory bring ;
God employeth every thing.
Do thy little; and when thou
Feelest on thy pallid brow,
Ere has fled the vital breath,
Cold and damp, the sweat of death,
Then the little thou hast done,
Little battles thou hast won,
Little masteries achieved,
Little wants with care relieved,
Little words in love expressed,
Little wrongs at once confessed,
Little favours kindly done,
Little toils thou didst not shun,
Little graces meekly worn,
Little slights with patience borne-
These shall crown thy pillowed head,
Holy light upon thee shed,
These are treasures that shall rise
Far beyond the shining skies.

PREFACE.

effort has been spared in this Volume of the

“ ONWARD RECITER" to furnish our readers with a new, varied, interesting, and valuable selection of Readings, Recitations, and Dialogues.

We have studied brevity, simplicity, and force : and have thus hoped to render the work both acceptable to the managers of public gatherings and popular with those who recite.

As befits a magazine aiming to aid Sunday School and Band of Hope conductors in their task of training aright the young, a large number of the pieces inculcate Temperance principles; whilst all are of a pure and elevating character.

We are indebted to the following authors for the original contributions which appear in the volume: F.W.B.; F. H. Bowman, F.R.A.S., F.L.S.; C.; Annie Clegg ; Rev. G. T. Coster ; A. J. Glasspool; Rev. R. M. Grier, M.A. ; Rev. Edward Hayton; Rev. Thomas Jarratt; R. I. O. ; E. J. Oliver ; M. A. Paull; Mrs. Ellen Ross ; Rev. James Smith, M.A.; Ellin Isabelle Tupper; Martin F. Tupper, D.C.L.; Rev. F. Wagstaff; A. L. Westcombe; M. A. Whitfield ; Rev. T. P. Wilson, M.A.; Rev. Samuel Wray.

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For permission to insert selections from their published writings we have to express our obligations to : Mrs. Clara Lucas Balfour; W. C. Bennett, LL.D.; S. C. Hall, F.S.A.; Alsager Hay Hill, LL.B. ; Charles Mackay, LL.D.; Rev. G. M. Murphy; S. W. Partridge ; Rev. S. J. Stone, M.A.; Mrs. H. Noel-Thatcher, and others.

We have also to thank several correspondents for their kindness in forwarding choice selections.

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Bedouin's Rebuke, The..

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Beer and the Bible...

.A. L. Westcombe..

127

Blind Men and the Elephant, The.. J. G. Saxe.

42

Boy in the Stream, The...

W. R. Evans..

23
Boy's Idea of Grendmothers, A..... Little Sower..

137
Boy's Reverie over an Old Picture, A ....S. J. Stone, M.A..

153
Brave Young Cyrus

Mrs. C. L. Balfour

161
British Workman's Home, A

.Rev. Thomas Jarratt........ 31
Busy Housewife, The

..Dr. Legrand....

129

113

Daniel

Dash the Wine-cup away..

David's Dying Charge

Drowned Boy, The....

Drunk at the School-house Door

.Joseph Darrah..

W. H. Burleigh

.Rev. F. Wagstaff..

Thomas Miller

........M, A. Paull......

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