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“Or

pay him a visit, when Tom, fond of chaffing, Would crack some new jokes and then burst out lau, hing."

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THE

Onward Reciter

A CHOICE COLLECTION

OF

RECITATIONS, READINGS AND

DIALOGUES,

SUITABLE FOR

Band of Hope Meetings, Sunday School Gatherings,

Templar Lodges, &c., &c.

EDITED BY

THOS. E. HALLSWORTH.

VOLUME XII.

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

MANCHESTER :
“ Onward” Offices, 18, Mount Street, Peter Street,

AND

John Heywood, Deansgate.

1883.
(COPYRIGHT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

fr. 2705. f.T.

NOTHING is lost: the drop of dew

Which trembles on the leaf or flower Is but exhaled to fall anew

In summer's thunder-shower; Perchance to shine within the bow

That fronts the sun at fall of day; Perchance to sparkle in the flow

Of fountains far away.

Nothing is lost: the tiniest seed

By wild birds borne or breezes blown,
Finds something suited to its need,

Wherein 'tis gown and grown.
The language of some household song,

The perfume of some cherished flower, Though gone from outward sense, belong*

To memory's after-hour.

So with our words: or harsh or kind,

Uttered, they are not all forgot:
They have their influence on the mind,

Pass on, but perish not.
So with our deeds: for good or ill,

They have their power scarce understood; Then let us use our better will,

To make them rife with good.

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