The Onward Reciter

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Title

The Onward Reciter

Description

The Onward Reciter is a product of the Band of Hope movement in Northern England, specifically Lancashire and Cheshire. Most of the selections were written by “Temperance compositors,” but the book also contains “selections of a more general character from the works of the best authors, hoping by this means to improve the taste, and develope [sic] the literary culture of our readers.” The compiler, William Darrah, sought to balance moral earnestness and entertainment value, hoping that the readings, recitations, and dialogues would be “of a lively and interesting character” but “free from vulgarity and doggrel” and ultimately “all intended to convey some elevating and useful lesson.”

Creator

William Darrah

Source

The Onward Reciter Volume I ed. William Darrah (London: W. Tweedie & Co.; Manchester: Lancashire & Cheshire Band of Hope Union, 1872).

Date

1872

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Collection

Reference

William Darrah, The Onward Reciter, 1872

Cite As

William Darrah, “The Onward Reciter,” Performing Temperance, accessed June 19, 2024, https://franceswillardhouseperformingtemperance.omeka.net/items/show/9.