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Slide set: Mother's last words (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, 1885)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
A worn-out woman, ghastly pale
Slide 2**
'Here, lads,' he said, 'divide this bread'
Slide 3**
And soundly slept those little boys
Slide 4**
The minister said, 'Dust to dust'
Slide 5**
And swept a pathway broad and neat
Slide 6**
Do you go to Sunday School?
Slide 7**
I know a dodge worth two of that
Slide 8**
He loitered round a pastrycook's
Slide 9**
And quick as thought he snatched them up
Slide 10**
He strained his ears to catch the sound
Slide 11**
They took the clothes and nice mince pies
Slide 12**
The Lady at the Sunday School would come and read to Chris
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other references (2)
5 October 1885
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 296

“Illustrations to Mrs. Sewell's ballad of two boys left to fight their way as crossing-sweepers. Their temptations to be dishonest are finally overcome, though with the battle against cold and hunger one succumbs.”

Lucerna ID  3000434

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 September 2021

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