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Date: 4th

[Editor’s note: The autograph book has been divided into five parts. Below is Part 4: pages 30-39.]

Page 30:
   The Daily Duty
I have never
had a policy
I have simply
tried to do what
seemed best
each day as
each day came
            Pte. H. Collinge
            Pleasant View
            [N.?] Manchester
            Jan 1918

Page 31:
There was an old owl
who sat in an oak,
The more he heard,
The less he spoke
The less he spoke
The more he heard
Why don’t we all act like
That wise old bird
            Jan. 27th 1918.

Page 32:
   A Fragment
And all the bars at which we fret,
Which seem to prison and control,
Are but the doors of daring set
Ajar before our inner soul.
            Hugh Kirkland   M.A.
            5 Ellis St.

Page 33:
Oft in the Stilly night
Ere slumber’s Chain has bound me,
Fond memory brings the light,
Of other day around me.
The smiles, the tears of boyhood’s years,
The words of love then spoken,
The eyes that shone, now dimmed and gone,
The cheerful hearts unbroken.
Thus in the stilly night,
Ere slumbers chain has bound me,
Fond memory brings the light
Of other days around me.
            Cpl. C.H. Banfield
            2nd Middlesex

Page 34:
How soon we could gladden the world
How easily right the wrong
If nobody shirked and each one worked
To help his neighbour along
            Pte H Bulled
            Devon Regt
            Sth Molton

Page 35:
[drawing of woman in shawl holding candle]
The End of a Perfect Day
            Pte W Hoath
            18th Lancashire Fusiliers
            1st August 1918

Page 36:
[cartoon drawing of young child]
            SIG. D. HOWE

Page 37:
            Jan 28 / 1918
You asked for a few lines written here, but, by Gum
[postage stamp attached]
I’m Stuck
            Pte. W. A. Pappa
            Cadet P.O.

Page 38:
            30 - 1 - 18.
If you have sunshine in your heart,
Don’t keep it – pass it round.
To those who need it give a push,
Don’t keep it – pass it round.
It wasn’t made alone for you!
Its yours of course, but still its true,
Its meant for other people too,
Don’t keep it – pass it round
            C.C. Hutchins
            Ward 35
            No. 16 Canadian General

Page 39:
Old Lady (to soldier) So you have come back from the front! Perhaps you have met my son, he’s at the front.
Soldier: Maybe. What’s his name and regiment.
Old Lady: I can’t remember his regiment but his name is Smith.
Soldier: that won’t help much. What rank?
Old Lady: Oh he’s a general
Soldier (in surprise) A general Are you quite sure.
Old Lady:  Well not quite, but he’s either a general or a corporal – I know there’s a ral in it.
            Pte Walter M. Wood.
            15 Canadians.
            48 Highlanders.
            No. 800040

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