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WREATH TO LINCOLN'S MEMORY.

EXERCISE FOR NINE PUPILS, SCHOOL, AND GODDESS OF LIBERTY,

STANLEY SCHELL.

STAGE-SETTING: Stage decorated with American flags. At back

center two large American flags draped above Lincoln's portrait on easel. Against frame and surrounding picture, large

green moss-paper wreath. SCENE: At rise of curtain GODDESS OF LIBERTY stands beside

easel looking at group of girls or boys, or both, who stand at one side of stage gazing at her. Every one in group has bunch of flowers. Every bunch of flowers is arranged so that

a letter of Lincoln's name is formed. Points: GODDESS OF LIBERTY receives flowers, one bunch at a

time, from pupils and places flowers on frame so that name of “Lincoln” is disclosed.

ENTERTAINMENT.

GODDESS OF LIBERTY (to pupils, then to audience).

A wreath to Lincoln's memory let us twine,

A name of flowers and words, to which each brings a line. PUPIL 1 [stepping forward and offering flowers to GODDESS].

Lincoln, the great American, feared God only and worked to preserve the liberty of his country.

[GODDESS OF LIBERTY places flowers on wreath. PUPIL 1

steps back to group.] Pupil 2 (stepping forward and offering flowers to GODDESS).

Lincoln's monument is a country preserved. PUPIL 3 [stepping forward and offering flowers to GODDESS).

The best way to estimate the services of Lincoln is to consider what America's condition would be to-day if he had never lived, had never been President.

PUPIL 4 stepping forward and offering flowers to GODDESS).

Abraham Lincoln was the great constitutional student of the

age and a noble pattern for future generations. Pupil 5 [stepping forward and offering flowers to GODDESS).

His life was gentle. He was so constituted that nature might

say to all the world, “This was a man.” PUPIL 6 [stepping forward and offering flowers to GODDESS).

No greater man ever ruled in this or in any other nation. PUPIL 7 [stepping forward and offering flowers to GODDESS).

Lincoln was a man in whom the qualities of genius and commonsense were mingled to a remarkable degree. He was prudent, farsighted, resolute, thoughtful, calm, just, patient,

tender-hearted. ALL Nine Pupils (stepping forward and facing audience]. Lin

coln was the savior of our country. PUPIL 8 (stepping forward and offering flowers to GODDESS).

His was a troubled life,

The conflict and the pain,
The grief, the bitterness of strife,

The honor without stain.
PUPIL 9 [stepping forward and offering flowers to GODDESS).
His

memory will be revered as long as men remember deeds of patriotism, of mercy, of justice, and of peace.

[All nine pupils swing to side of stage; entire school rises, and all, gazing at Lincoln's wreath, recite:]

And ever anew our hearts shall love

His glorious deeds, his life, his name.
And ever anew our voices sing,

In loyal praise, our hero's fame.

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After his first political defeat, Lincoln, when asked how he felt about it, said: “I feel, I suppose, very much like the boy who had stubbed his toe—too bad to laugh, too big to cry'."

ACROSTIC EXERCISE.

FOR SEven Boys.

[Enter seven small boys, each carrying large letter of bright red paper. )

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ALL [recite or sing to tune of Yankee Doodle].

We're seven boys of seven kinds,

Each brings a bright red letter;
We've much to say this holiday,

That all may love it better.
First Boy (stepping forward and holding out letter].

This “L” is a big one, but means "little lad,"

And also "log hut," the first home that he had. Second Boy (as above].

To him "I" meant "Indians,"-many were near,

But still in the forest he played without fear. THIRD Boy.

N” says there were no schools, like ours, for small boys,

And tells of no games and no fun and no toys. FOURTH Boy.

My “C” means his cap. 'Twas the funniest kind

'Twas made out of coon-skin—the tail hung behind. FIFTH Boy.

This round "O" says older and older he grew,

A strong little fellow, quite honest and true. Sixth Boy,

My “L” tells of lessons he liked and he learned,

And then how the love of all people he earned.
SEVENTH Boy.

By "N" means the "Nation" so great and so grand,
He ruled when a man-our own noble land.

ALL [recite or sing).

We're seven boys of seven kinds,

Each one has shown his letter,
And said his say upon this day,

That all may love it better. [Beginning with first boy, each boy lifts his letter high and names it clearly. After seventh boy has named his letter, all pronounce:]

“ LINCOLN.”

[Whole school may now recite the motto:] “God make us worthy of the memory of Abraham Lincoln.”

-Phillips Brooks.

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TRIBUTE TO LINCOLN.

GRACE AGNES TIMMERMAN.

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(Though yet, of all the nations, none hath known

So great a line, so royal, as our own).
Immortal Lincoln! Fadeless offerings
From wise and great lie wreathed upon the shrine

A world hath reared him; I, who would not dare

To add one laurel to the riches there,
Bring silent homage to that soul benign.
Yet once, before his pictured face, I burned

With quenchless ardor, though I knew the flame
Of all my praise would flicker undiscerned

And lost, amid the glory of his fame:
Then love constrained me, and with tears I turned

And taught a little child to love his name.

SEVEN LITTLE BEACON LANTERNS.

DRILL AND PANTOMIME.

STANLEY SCHELL.

CHARACTERS: Seven small boys, each carrying small lantern on

a stick. Lanterns should be bright and clear and burn brightly. Music: Any lively march.

DRILL. Enter stage rear, march to left rear corner, march in serpentine

form from back to front, front to back, back to front, etc.,

until right back corner is reached. March in serpentine form from right back corner across stage to

left back corner, left to right, right to left, etc., until front of stage is reached and all form one long line across stage

facing audience. Hold lanterns high in left hands and sway bodies and lanterns

toward right. Hold lanterns in right hands and sway lanterns and bodies toward

left. Hold lanterns in front and bend bodies and lanterns forward nearly

to floor. Hold lanterns in right hands and sway bodies and lanterns toward

left. Hold lanterns in left hands and sway bodies and lanterns toward

right. Extend right feet and right arms obliquely to right, holding lan

terns out as far as possible with right hands, swing lanterns toward left far enough so lanterns may be caught by left

hands. Extend left feet and left arms obliquely to left, holding lanterns

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