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Slide set: The lost child (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 32 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1**
Among its clustered apple trees a small farm-house sequestered stood
Slide 2
She swung upon the garden gate and sung her little songs with glee
Slide 3
And pluck the purple cuckoo flowers that grow amongst the shining grass
Slide 4
And in the evening, when at home, she said the text and sung the hymn
Slide 5
The silver moon went circling round, and showers and sunshine blest the earth
Slide 6
'Do you remember, Jane, the day when I had made that lovely crown'
Slide 7
But look here, Jane, at this briar rose -- it is the colour, shade for shade
Slide 5 (rpt)
The silver moon went circling round, and showers and sunshine blest the earth
Slide 8
But Annie Lee is not the same as that sweet child of years gone by
Slide 9
Anne dropped her work upon her knee and spoke in accents of despair
Slide 10
'What makes you talk of Leonard Gale, a dissolute and drunken man'
Slide 11
Anne's sudden wish to leave her home filled her with sorrow and surprise
Slide 12
Anne laughed -- 'Do, mother, let me go, 'tis not above two miles away'
Slide 13
The Miss De Veres of Yarrow Dell were charmed with Annie's pretty speech
Slide 14
Beside the fire the old folks sat, but not a word had they to say
Slide 15
Then with a double life inspired the work before her fingers flew
Slide 16
But 'twas averred that whispering pair were Leonard Gale and Annie Lee
Slide 17
She stopped beside the churchyard gate, she heard the music sweet and slow
Slide 18
And as the evening shadows fell, and darkness crept o'er mill and moor
Slide 19
But oh! when she was all alone, she sat like one of 'wildered brain
Slide 20
There is a woman in the wood! With trembling, frantic hands she tears
Slide 21
The tidings that his child was gone soon reached the home of Thomas Lee
Slide 22
But he was stricken to the heart and lifted up his head no more
Slide 23
But ere he went he called his wife, and took her hand between his own
Slide 24
Dark gathered in that winter's night, the childless widow sat alone
Slide 25
She hurries on in eager search of him she never more will find
Slide 26
A fever burns within her veins, she calls for drink and calls for more
Slide 27
There's a woman in the street! She crouches on a stone to rest
Slide 28
She reached the well-known garden gate, she passed beneath the lilac bower
Slide 29
And found the chamber all prepared, as waiting an expected guest
Slide 30
The poor returning prodigal lay pale and senseless on the floor
Slide 31
When many days had passed away, Anne told her mother how she fell
Slide 32
My God! my God! forgive, forgive! Oh, mother, pray! dear mother, pray
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 277)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 538)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Mary Sewell, The lost child (London: Jarrold & Sons, n.d.)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911) – slides 4, 14, 21-23


1 slide in The Hecht Collection: Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton)

33 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000603

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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