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Slide set: Dame Perkins and her grey mare (recitation: York & Son, 8 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
The old grey mare was trotted out / And rubbed down with straw
Slide 2**
'Plague take thee, Sal,' Dame Perkins said, / 'If at this stumbling gait'
Slide 3
At length, as from an ugly dream, / She woke with sudden snort
Slide 4**
On came the hounds and huntsmen all, / And shrill the blast they blew
Slide 5**
With one light bound she cleared the leap, / Nor brushed it with her legs
Slide 6**
A famous swimmer was the mare, / How well she plied her legs
Slide 7
It mattered little to the mare, / She hadn't time to wait
Slide 8**
Regardful of my due, a pad / Content am I to claim
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other reference
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), 285

“Tells how a poor old grey mare, who could hardly carry her dame to market, wakes up at the sound of the hounds, clears gates and hedges, smashing eggs, etc., and wins the brush.”

Lucerna ID  3002688

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 27 February 2021

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