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Slide set: The cotter's Saturday night (recitation: York & Son, 9 slides, in/before 1888)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Portrait of Burns
Slide 2
The miry beasts retreating frae the plough
Slide 3
The toilworn Cotter frae his labour goes
Slide 4
At length his lonely cot appears in view
Slide 5
The lisping infant prattling on his knee
Slide 6
Their eldest hope, their Jenny, woman grown
Slide 7
But hark! a rap comes gently to the door
Slide 8
O happy love! where love like this is found
Slide 9
The cheerfu' supper done, wi' serious face
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

“Burns. Slides to accompany the poem.”

Lucerna ID  3004517

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 May 2024

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