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Slide set: The bronze statue (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 21 slides, 1894)

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Slide 1
'Tis a statue of bronze, or what seemeth such / A horse and rider in armour clad
Slide 2
But there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip / A storm burst over the homeward ship
Slide 3
And raised on his tomb this statue grim / Still keeping watch and ward for him
Slide 4
They vowed, when free from the nursery laws / They would try the legend and prove its cause
Slide 5
On Christmas Eve, awake at times / They listened for the midnight chimes
Slide 6

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Slide 7
Through the gloomy house the maiden crept / Half fearful of rousing those who slept
Slide 8
Unheard she reaches the door at last / Undid the bolts in trembling haste
Slide 9
But how may she stand when she leaves the street / The gusts on the open shore to meet
Slide 10
Then just as came the shore in sight / Out shone the moonbeams, sharp and bright
Slide 11
Spellbound and rooted to the spot / She gazed, but he too altered not
Slide 12
She saw the warrior wave his blade / And flash it round his awful head
Slide 13
A shriek burst from her frightened lips / The moon rushed into sudden eclipse
Slide 14
Safely she reached her home once more / And breathless entered the friendly door
Slide 15
The statue rider had left his horse / Lay on the ground a headless corse
Slide 16
Soon were the words of love outspoken / The vows exchange, the golden token
Slide 17
But ere the happy day was come / She felt she must her secret tell
Slide 18
'I hurried to the well-known shore / 'Twas near the fated midnight hour
Slide 19
Soon said, soon done; -- and I sat there / As motionless as though I were
Slide 20
The clock struck twelve! I waved my sword / To suit the action to the word
Slide 21

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Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1898-1914 (item ref. 1105)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 502)

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 149)

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

M.B. Moorhouse, ‘The bronze statue: a ghost story’ in Short lantern readings 19 (1894)


19 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001374

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 May 2024

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