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Slide set: The land of gold (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 16 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1**
'Out-door relief? O nonsense! -- besides its against the rules'
Slide 2**
The children clung to their mother, the tears coursed down their cheeks
Slide 3**
The mother lay in the workhouse, racked with the hunger pain
Slide 4**
(Effect) And looked down the country garden, where the roses were in bloom
Slide 5**
(Effect) A wife sat alone -- deserted -- left with her babes to brave
Slide 6**
But the neighbours had traced the children to the busy riverside
Slide 7**
They were found by the men next morning, when the vessel was out at sea
Slide 8**
And showed them a hundred marvels they had never seen before
Slide 9**
He told the children's story to the men who were in the place
Slide 10**
The captain took the miner, and showed him the girl and boy
Slide 11**
Then he touched the children's foreheads with a hot and trembling lip
Slide 12**
A white-faced convalescent sat in the workhouse yard
Slide 13**
(Effect) She dreamed that the children ran towards her
Slide 14**
'Look what we've brought you, mother! We've been to the Land of Gold'
Slide 15**
As father and mother and children went out of the workhouse gate
Slide 16**
The dear old home and the garden, just as they used to be
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other reference
15 July 1890
Lucerna ID  3000610

Record created by Richard Crangle and Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 14 September 2021

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