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Slide set: A ballad of the sea (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1892)

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Slide 1**
Cheer up, dear heart! the morning will find me home again / With boat well-filled with mack'rel; farewell, my love, till then
Slide 2**
She stands like a statue, watching him spring down the rugged way / That winds by the dangerous cliff-side to the calm, secluded bay
Slide 3**
Hark! what is that? O heaven! do I hear the tempests roar? / O God! can it be the thunder of the breakers on the shore?
Slide 4**
Then down that slippery pathway, which winds by the steep cliff-side / She rushes with heedless footsteps, and never a thought beside
Slide 5**
She reaches the bay wild and breathless, her hair streaming out in the wind, / Her eyes starting out from their sockets, unhinged and bewildered in mind
Slide 6**
And e'en when her eyes re-open, and thought reassumes its place, / She scarcely believes her vision of John bending over her face
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of W.C. Hughes, dates unknown

in stock of Onward Publishing Office, 1892

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1892-1914 (item ref. 476)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 407)

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

Frederick J. Brooke, ‘A ballad of the sea’ in Onward reciter 237 (June 1891)


6 slides known to exist in private collection

6 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000791

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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