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Slide set: The old maid and the sailors (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1
Miss Prim was a lady of two score and ten, who had a most violent horror of men
Slide 2
It happened that just as these fellows they pass, the ball slipped away and then fell on the grass
Slide 3
The youngster, his hand slipped away from his aunt's, and after his ball in a moment he pants
Slide 4
Then one of the sailors rose up from his seat, intending to give his companion a treat
Slide 5
And so he continued to trot by her side, his comrade meanwhile scarce his laughter could hide
Slide 6
Or whether he gave hers a squeeze I can't tell, she presently set up a terrible yell
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1890-1914 (item ref. 323)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

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drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Robert Craven, ‘The old maid and the sailors’ in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)


6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000648

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 May 2024

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