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Slide set: The dustman's darling (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1894)

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Slide 1
But in his arms a cherub sweet was nestling close with fond caress
Slide 2
I watched him pass a tavern door, with saddened look and quivering mouth
Slide 3
I stopped him on his homeward way, to speak a word of kindly cheer
Slide 4
'They bring the glass where'er we go as if it were the one great boon'
Slide 5
'I lost my wife a year ago, and in the shock of grief and pain'
Slide 6
'Last week I took my usual way straight to the 'Dustman's Arms,' for trust'
Slide 7
'And saw, with infinite surprise, my little darling come to meet'
Slide 8**
'She clung, not without fear of blame, whispering, 'Please, father, don't go in!' '
Slide 9
'And so the darling comes each day, to guide me past the tempter's snare'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Illustrated catalogue of magic, optical and dissolving view lanterns, lime-light apparatus and slides: season 1898-99 (London: Wrench & Son, 1898), 478

“A Temperance Recitation, by the Rev. M.B. Moorhouse, Vicar of St Luke's, Bath.”

Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 146
Descriptive catalogue of lantern slides: available for hire or purchase (London: Walter Tyler, 1909), 465

“A Temperance Recitation, by the Rev. M.B. Moorhouse, Vicar of St Luke's, Bath.”

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17 July 1894
Lucerna ID  3001042

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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