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Slide set: Self-made fetters: a temperance story in verse (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1893)

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Slide 1**
Very, very slowly was a toper going from the Mermaid Tavern where he spent his life
Slide 2**
In his zigzag progress came he 'gainst a pillar standing by the pavement, with a startling shock
Slide 3**
With a desperate grasping to the pillar clinging, lest his nerveless body in the gutter fall
Slide 4**
With his trembling fingers his great coat unfolding, he with mighty effort buttoned it quite fast
Slide 5**
But to his deep horror vainly tried to turn he. Held to that fell pillar by some magic power
Slide 6**
In his mind excited came the wildest fancies. -- Had the electric currents from those singing wires
Slide 7**
'Help!' he cried, 'Policeman! save me from this hobble, even if your duty makes you run me in
Slide 8**
Vainly called he others as they went by mocking at his frantic efforts as he writhed and swore
Slide 9**
'Can't you see, poor fellow, what is just the matter? You your coat have buttoned right around the post!'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Catalogue of lantern slides (Leeds: Reynolds & Branson, n.d.), 180
Catalogue of optical lantern slides (Bradford: Riley Brothers, 1905), 117
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26 August 1893
Lucerna ID  3002118

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 September 2021

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