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Group Title: The Child's day book : with helps toward the joy of living and the beautiful heaven above
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Title: The Child's day book with helps toward the joy of living and the beautiful heaven above
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Sidney, Margaret, 1844-1924 ( Composer , Author )
Hughes, Thomas, 1822-1896 ( Author )
Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893 ( Author )
Steuart, M. A ( Author )
Clay, Alice ( Author )
D. Lothrop & Company ( Publisher )
Publisher: D. Lothrop Company
Place of Publication: Boston
Publication Date: 1893
 Subjects
Subject: Christian life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1893   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1893
Genre: Children's poetry
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
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Statement of Responsibility: arranged and compiled by Margaret Sidney.
General Note: Some poems by Margaret Sidney, Thomas Hughes, Lucy Larcom, M. A. Steuart, and Alice Clay.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00082331
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002223118
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Front Matter
    Frontispiece
        Frontispiece
    Title Page
        Title Page 1
        Title Page 2
        Title Page 3
        Title Page 4
    Dedication
        Dedication
    Morning prayer - Evening prayer - Grace before meals
        Page 1
    To all the saviour's little ones
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Poem
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
    Selections from the children's creed
        Page 24
    Back Matter
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
    Spine
        Spine
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COPYRIGHT, 1893,
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DEDICATION
To all the Saviour's Little Ones












MORNING PRAYER.


Now the morning light is here,
I pray the Lord to keep me near
To Him in all I do and say,
In my work and in my play.
That as His child I may be known,
Who made and saved me for His own.
Amen.





EVENING PRAYER.

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take,
And this I ask for Jesus' sake.
Amen.





GRACE BEFORE MEALS.

Dear Lord, for loving care and food,
We thank Thee ever; make us good,
And keep us ever in Thy grace
Until we meet Thee face to face.
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TO ALL THE SAVIOUR'S LITTLE ONES.


He loved you, little child,
And so He came to earth;
The angels sang together
At His birth.


He loved you, little child,
And so He bled and died
On the cross of Calvary,
The thieves beside.


He loved you, little child,
And so there will be given
To you a home when life is o'er,
In His Heaven.


He loved you, little child,
And so you'll love Him, too,
And each new day give unto Him
Your heart anew.


He loved you, little child,
And so you will obey
In everything, His loving word,
Day by day.
MARGARET SIDNEY.


















THE CHILD'S


DAY BOOK


FIRST DAY.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for
this is right. EPH. vi. 1.


Little child, now breaks the dawn
Of a new and happy morn;
Turn your eyes to see the light:
Gone are all the shades of night.


God sent you sleep, soft folded deep
In gentle rest, your strength to keep;
God gives this day, a beaming ray,
To help you on your Heavenward way.
MARGARET SIDNEY.


SECOND DAY:

That ye may be the children of your father which is in heaven. MATT. v. 45.

Golden are the hours when duties have been done;
Silver are the hours when duties are begun;
Leaden are the hours when nothing has been won.

















THIRD DA Y:


And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the
grace of God was upon him. LUKE ii. 40.

I love the beginnings of things !
For then you feel stronger and braver; more ready to climb and to try;
The old day of blunders is over, the time for mistakes is gone by,
And somehow or other the future is fuller of light and of cheer,
When a little maid peeps at the world through the first new days of the year.
M. E. B.


FOURTH DAY:


Be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.


PROV. xxiii. 17.


There is not one amongst you all, I care not how young he may be, who has not
heard or felt the call in his own heart to put aside all evil habits, and to live a
brave, simple, truthful life.
But here, as elsewhere, it is the first 'step which costs, and tells. He who has
once taken that, consciously and resolutely, has gained a vantage ground for all his
life. THOMAS HUGHES.



























































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FIFTH DAY:

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men
-LUKE ii. 52.

Children, nothing in this world requires more courage than always to say "No "
to all forms of sin and wrong.
Remember, then, that in living up to this motto--No, to wrong, Yes, to right
- you can be as truly heroes as on any of earth's famous battlefields.
C. A. C.
















SIXTH DA Y:

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in
truth. 1 JOHN iii. 18.

Children who read my lay,
This much I have to say:
Each day and every day
Do what is right-

Right things in great and small-
Then, though the sky should fall,
Sun, moon, stars and all,
You shall have light.
ALICE CARY.



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SEVENTH DAY.:


Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be
right.- PRov. xx. 11.

A GOOD NAME.

Children, choose it,
Don't refuse it;
'Tis a precious diadem;
Highly prize it,
Don't despise it;
You will need it when you're men.

Love and cherish,
Keep and nourish;
'Tis more precious far than gold;
Watch and guard it,
Don't discard it;
You will need it when you're old.

EIGHTH DAY:

Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business ?-LUKE ii. 42.

We are the Try children, so happy and bright;
We never say can't," but I'll try; "
Our motto it is, and we know it is right,
We never say can't," but "I'll try."

Onward, upward, push along,
This shall always be our song,
Though we're neither big nor strong,
We never say can't," but I'll try."















NINTH DAY:

Here am I; for thou didst call me.-1 Sam. iii. 8.










THE LITTLE SOLDIER.

Another little private
Mustered in
The army of temptation
And of sin.

Another soldier arming
For the strife,
To fight the toilsome battles
Of a life.

Another little sentry
Who will stand
On guard, while evil prowls
On every hand.

Lord, our little darling
Guide, and save,
'Mid the perils of the march
To the grave!





TENTH DA Y:


And the streets of the city shall be full of boys
and girls playing in the streets thereof.-
ZECH. Viii. 5.

So the merry brown thrush sings away in the tree,
To you and to me, to you and to me,
And he sings all the day, little girl, little boy,
Oh! the world's running over with joy;
But long it won't be,
Don't you know? don't you see ?
Unless we are as good as can be ?"
Lucy LARCOM.


ELEVENTH DAY:

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.-PRov. xv. 13.

ONE THING AT A TIME.

Work while you work,
Play while you play;
That is the way
To be cheerful and gay.

All that you do,
Do with your might;
Things done by halves
Are never done right.
M. A. STEUART.


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TWELFTH DAY:

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. -
3 JOHN i. 4.

DO YOUR BEST

Do your best, your very best,
And do it every day,
Little boys and little girls:
That is the wisest way.




THIRTEENTH DA Y.

And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another even as
God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. EPH. iv. 32.

Hearts, like doors, will ope with ease,
To very, very little keys;
And don't forget that two are these:
"I thank you, sir," and If you please."





















FOURTEENTH DA Y.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit
than he that taketh a city. -PRov. xvi. 32.


THE MINUTES.


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We are but minutes little things,
Each one furnished with sixty wings,
With which we fly on our unseen track,
And not a minute ever comes back.

We are but minutes -yet each one bears
A little burden of joys and cares.
Patiently take the minutes of pain -
The worst of minutes cannot remain.

We are but minutes when we bring
A few of the drops from pleasure's spring,
Taste their sweetness while we stay-
It takes but a minute to fly away.

We are but minutes -use us well,
For how we are used we must one day tell;
Who uses minutes has hours to use -
Who loses a minute whole years must lose.


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FIFTEENTH DA Y:

Lead me in thy truth, and teach -
me.-Ps. xxv. 5. -

Don't think there's always safety
Where no danger shows ;
Don't suppose you know more
Than anybody knows;
But when you're warned of ruin, -
Pause upon the brink, ( -
And don't go under headlong .'
'Cause you didn't think. ,
PHJBBE CARY.



SIXTEENTH DA Y:

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the king-
dom.-LUKE xii. 32.

The patient child whose watchful eye
Strives after a1ll things pure and high,
Shall take their image by and by.


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Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the
kingdom of God.-LuKE xviii. 16.


What the child admired, the youth endeavored, and the man acquired.


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EIGHTEENTH DA Y:


Honor thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which
the Lord thy God giveth thee.- Ex. xx. 12.

All large things are made up of small ones. The noble lives we read of, were
lived one day, one hour, one minute at a time. Their completeness as a whole is.
the result of the completeness of each part.
Our boys and girls who are so eager to grasp in the present the far results of toil,
must be content to climb and climb, one step at a time, to conquer the territory
around them, and thus enlarge their possessions.
HORACE GREELEY.


NINETEENTH DAY:


A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger.-PRov-
xv. 1.
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Politeness is to do and say
The kindest thing in the kindest way.

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A little child may have
Most dear and sweet,
And willing feet.

A little child may have
Full of kind deeds
For many needs.


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A little child may have a gentle voice
And pleasant tongue
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TWENTIETH DA Y.

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.--RoM. xii. 21.

Guard, my child, thy tongue,
That it speak no wrong;
Let no evil word pass o'er it;
Set the watch of truth before it,
That it speak no wrong:
Guard, my child, thy tongue.

Guard, my child, thine eyes;
Prying is not wise;
Let them look on what is right;
From all evil turn their sight;
Prying is not wise
Guard, my child, thine eyes.

Guard, my child, thy ear:
Wicked words will sear;
Let no evil word come in
That may cause thy soul to sin;
Wicked words will sear :
Guard, my child, thy ear.

Ear and eyes and tongue,
Guard while thou art young;
For, alas these busy three
Can unruly members be:
Guard while thou art young,
Ears and eyes and tongue.
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TWENTY-FIRST DA Y:


And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel.
Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. 1. SAM. iii. 10.

To be brave; to speak the truth ; to be kind, and loyal to his country this is,
the duty of a gentleman, my boy. Is there anything here you cannot perform ?
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TWENTY-SECOND DA Y:.

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come
not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them. -
ECCL. xii. 1.
Do thy little, do it well,
S' :;-". Do what right and reason tell;
L ,- -1 : Do thy little, God has made
1 Million leaves for forest shade;
I'' I 1 Smallest stars their glory bring;
i iiGod employeth everything.
I All the little thou hast done-
I'' Little battles thou hast won,
Little mysteries achieved,
Little wants with care relieved,
Little words in love expressed,
Little wrongs at once confessed,
1/ .Little favors kindly done,
Little toils thou didst not shun,
Little graces meekly worn,
Little slights with patience borne -
-- -- These are treasures that shall rise
Far beyond the smiling skies.
Anon.






TWENTY-THIRD "DAY:


Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be
right. PRo. xx. 11.

Merry little moments,
Slipping through my hand;
Filling up an hour-glass
With a grain of sand;
Counting all my actions,
Burying the day;
Merry little moments,
Stealing life away.


Silent little warnings
From a voice within;
Urging me to goodness,
Saving me from sin;
Telling of a glory,
Brighter than the even:
Silent little warnings,
Guiding me to Heaven!











TWENTY-FOURTH DAY:

And a little child shall lead them. IAIAH xi. 6.

RULES FOR MAKING SUNSHINE.

First, don't think of what might have been if things were
different. Second, see how many pleasant things are given
you to enjoy. And lastly, do all you can to make other
people happy.


















TWENTY-FIFTH DAY.

Hate the evil, and love the good. AM.os v. 15.

Respect for one's father and mother, as well as for older persons generally, is the
first point of high breeding all over the world.
Etiquette for Children.




TWENTY-SIXTH DAY:

Evening, and morning, and at noon,
will Ipray. -Ps. Iv. 17.

Little rills make wide streamlets,
Streamlets swell, the rivers flow;
SRivers join the mountain billows,
Onward as they go.
Life is made of smaller fragments -
Shade and sunshine, work and play;
.- ': .-- So may we, with greater profit,
Learn a little every day.


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upon them, and bl'., ,! .l in,.- -MARK x. 1I.. ,
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To be young is a ,r;eait al\:-int, -, a ii \v i-, the O "-
golden time to stock .- LaVI, t a-url' .- O t h I' t il. ttn.. w..
What we sow illn 'ilth w\ r, ap in ag'-. The
seed of the thistl- :,l~t\ pr.,, :,- li tl,
thistle. The possiiliti. 5 thlia tutwait ip.u .
you who are yet in thl. lr f in1tim.-
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JustAngels fa and angels near,trying.
PH(EBE CARY.

TWENTY-NINTH DA Y:

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow ; they toil not, neither do they spin.
MATT. vi. 28.
Heaven's great gates are open here;
Angels far and angels near,
Toward the little children lean,
Winning them to pastures green.
LucY LARCOM.






THIRTIETH DA Y:

As new-born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.
-1 PETER ii. 2.

LITTLE FOXES.

One little fox is By and By. If you track him you come to his home- Never.
Another little fox is I can't. You had better set on him a spry, plucky little
one, I can by name. It does wonders.
A third little fox is No use in trying. He has spoiled more vines, and hindered
the growth of more fruit, than any other enemy.
A fourth little fox is I forgot. He is very provoking. He is a great cheat.
He slips through your fingers like time. He is seldom caught up with.
A fifth little fox is Don't care. Oh! the mischief he has done.

















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THIRTY-FIRST DAY:

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.-Matt.
v. 9.
Know, dear little one, our Father
Will no gentle deed disdain :
Love on the cold earth beginning
Lives divine in Heaven again,
While the angel hearts that beat there
Still all tender thoughts retain.
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SELECTIONS FROM THE CHILDREN'S CREED.


GOODNESS, kindness to one another, unselfishness, fairness and uprightness--
these are the best things in all the world.
There was once one Child, one Man, so good to all about Him, so good to little
,children, that He has shown us better than any one else what is the true likeness of
that unseen Goodness which we call God, and which we still hope to know in Heaven.
And children should learn to know that there is in the heart of every one of us
.something which tells us when we have done right or wrong.
St. John when he was a very old man, so old that he could not walk, and could
.hardly speak, used to be carried in the arms of his friends into the midst of the
.assembly of Christians, and then he would lift himself up and say, Little children,
clove one another; and again, "Little children, love one another;" and again,
" Little children, love one another."
When asked, Have you nothing else to tell us? he replied, I say this
*over and over again, because if you do this there is nothing more needed."
Now, that is something like what I would say to you. What you have to be
told to do is very simple. It is that you should be kind and loving to one another,
for then you will be loving towards God, because you will be doing that which He
most desires. Try not to vex or tease your smaller brothers or sisters; try to help
them when they are in difficulty; do not be jealous of them; do not tell stories
.against them; above all, do not lead them into mischief, because the worst harm
you can do to a young child is to tempt him to do what is wrong.
Children, try not to spoil one another, and take care not to be spoiled yourselves.
'That is one of the most important ways of fulfilling St. John's Precept, Little
,children, love do not spoil one another."
And, now, how are you to be strengthened to believe and to do these things ?
There are many ways; I will mention two.
By reading good books and by learning good prayers.
-From "Dean Stanley with the Children."


















MY OWN JOURNAL


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SECOND DAY.


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FOURTH DAY


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