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Slide set: Biddy (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 39 slides, 1894)

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Slide 1
Biddy worked hard, and got few thanks for it
Slide 2
Her mistress only valued Biddy as a servant who did her duty
Slide 3
Biddy went to church every Sabbath, and generally fell asleep
Slide 4
She kissed the letter again and again
Slide 5
On the dresser the little one would sit whilst Biddy scrubbed
Slide 6
Katie pointing with her little fat forefingers, said, 'That's Biddy!'
Slide 7
'Yes, dear,' said Biddy, going on setting her cups and saucers
Slide 8
The grand golden law of the Scriptures became the rule of his life
Slide 9
'Now I hope you'll read it,' he said, as Biddy stood holding the book
Slide 10
Biddy cast down her eyes to avoid the searching glance of his
Slide 11
Biddy read a chapter every night before going to bed
Slide 12
A sermon she heard one Sabbath was the means of confirming her faith
Slide 13
Biddy joined with all her heart in the concluding hymn
Slide 14
'I don't understand what's come over the girl,' said Mrs Pettigrew to her husband
Slide 15
Biddy often thought of her parents and her sisters and brothers
Slide 16
Katie never tired hearing stories out of Biddy's Bible
Slide 17
'Biddy,' said her mistress, as she sat beside the fire with the baby
Slide 18
'Is that your Bible, Biddy?' said Jessie, who was warming her feet at the fire
Slide 19
She was surprised, on looking up, too see tears running down Biddy's face
Slide 20
Jessie wrote on slowly while Biddy dictated
Slide 21
She kissed the child affectionately and the little one returned the caress
Slide 22
Katie ran into the kitchen to Biddy. Jessie stopped suddenly when she saw her mistress
Slide 23
'Tell Jessie about Jesus,' said Katie; 'She don't know Him'
Slide 24
She sat on the side of the bed with Jessie's head resting on her bosom
Slide 25
She turned round and found Katie kneeling beside her
Slide 26
Biddy got up and walked about the room with her
Slide 27
Mrs Pettigrew and Biddy watched together
Slide 28
Her mother, weary of watching, had fallen asleep
Slide 29
The doctor said Biddy had the fever and must go to the hospital
Slide 30
She was conscious of a soothing presence at her bedside
Slide 31
Two gentlemen came to the bedside
Slide 32
'My Bible!' said Biddy joyfully, 'How did you get it?'
Slide 33
Her pent-up feelings broke out at last
Slide 34
The younger doctor felt a peculiar interest in Biddy
Slide 35
The doctor took the Bible at her hands
Slide 36
'Whose servant are you?' said he in a louder tone. 'Christ's,' replied Biddy
Slide 37
She grasped both his hands, and raised her head from the pillow
Slide 38
The letters were read with many tears
Slide 39
A lady came with her children to visit the grave. Katie had recovered
Other related organisations

in stock of William Lane, , dates unknown (item ref. N.116)

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Wood's Lantern Slides, , dates unknown (item ref. OO4)

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1894-1914 (item ref. 732)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 508)

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

James Tipton (arranger), Biddy: a service of sacred song (London and Glasgow: Bayley & Ferguson, n.d.)

Related slide set

see generic title Biddy (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

People appearing in slides

BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1843-1894) – slides 3, 12-13, 39


39 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001041

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 May 2024

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