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Slide set: John Tregenoweth: his mark (service of song: York & Son, 18-31 slides, 1884)

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Slide 1**
The old man and I sat together
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I opened the door
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All of a sudden there came an awful blaze of light
Slide 4**
Light a candle, Mary, 'tis so dark
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Betty at the Washtub
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She would sing as I played
Slide 7**
Then the little maid would sit by my side
Slide 8**
She was praying for me
Slide 9**
Here's the old Fiddle
Slide 10**
My hand rested upon the scar of the wound
Slide 11**
He got out the paper and wrote something down
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He comes back and puts a bundle in my hands
Slide 13**
She flings away the old one and puts on another
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Mary, lead me to a corner just inside the door
Slide 15**
Follow me
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The Donkey and Cart
Slide 17
The new Parson
Slide 18**
Let nothing, O Lord, interrrupt this holy peace
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Catalogue of lantern slides: season 1901-2 (Dundee: Peter Feathers, 1901), 46

“18 Slides from Life Models. With Reading.

John Tregenoweth, a Cornish miner, tells the story of his past life. Nineteen years before, while at work in the mine, an explosion occurred which rendered him totally blind. To gain a livelihood, he took to playing a violin on the streets, while his little daughter sang. He became a drunkard, and one night, while under the influence of liquor, struck his daughter on the forehead. The cut healed, but a scar always remained, and one day when his hand was resting on the wound he vowed that never again would he touch the accursed drink. If ever after he was tempted to revert to his old ways, he needed simply to lay his hand on his daughter's forehead and say, 'John Tregenoweth, his mark.' For a time they were in great poverty, but kind friends took pity on them, and latterly he becomes the possessor of a donkey and cart, and in a position to earn a comfortable living. His daughter is also the means of his conversion to Christ.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 40
Lantern slide catalogue (Glasgow: J. Lizars, 1909), 36
Catalogue of lanterns, slides and accessories (London: J.W. Butcher, c.1913), 298
Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 165

“A capital Temperance tale from Cornwall. By the pen of Mark Guy Pearse. Interesting, amusing, and helpful.”

Lijst van lantaarnplaatjes (Nijmegen and Amsterdam: Ivens & Co., c.1913), 95
Other references (3)
21 November 1884
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), 316

“The drunkard who, in a maddened state, strikes his faithful attendant daughter, but afterwards is brought to his senses by the scar on her forehead, and treats it when signing the pledge as 'His Mark.'”

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), 318

“Services of Song”

Lucerna ID  3000535

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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