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Slide set: The pug and the sweep (comic: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1889)

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Slide 1
And so he came with muzzle black as soot, creeping behind and bit the fellow's foot
Slide 2
To be revenged was now poor sooty's aim, but pug -- as if he knew his little game
Slide 3
And then in memory of the damaged foot, his nose was thrust deep in the bowl of soot
Slide 4
When Mr Pug at last got his release, for some long time he could do nought but sneeze
Slide 5
And then within her loving, fond embrace, she suffered him to slobber o'er her face
Slide 6
And then and there within her glass was shown, a face she hardly felt could be her own
Slide 7
She thrashed him so, he could not help but keep in everlasting horror of a sweep
Other related organisations

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 649)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

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

Robert Craven, ‘The pug and the sweep’ in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)


7 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000962

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 May 2024

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