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Slide set: The coming of the king (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 16 slides, 1904)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with title
Slide 2
All the street was bright with banners and flags
Slide 3
With a glittering troop of soldiers, with a long and courtly train
Slide 4
As the grand triumphal arches, stately rose before the sight
Slide 5
Behind a curtained window, lay a little, tender maiden
Slide 6
Upon the child's fair features there was marked, what seemed to say
Slide 7
And the mother, night and daytime, prayed with grief nigh wild
Slide 8
And the maiden from the window, looked upon the banners fair
Slide 9
Her mother overheard her, and again she knelt and prayed
Slide 10
'Darling mother, kiss me, for your Elsie understands'
Slide 11
Her mother bathed her forehead, and her fevered brow grew cool
Slide 12
Then her face seemed lit with glory, as she gazed towards the sky
Slide 13
'Mother, I must go to meet Him, see He smiles and beckons me'
Slide 14
Then the mother ceased her weeping, closed her darling's once bright eyes
Slide 15
And there, kneeling by the bedside, of her dead, her darling one
Slide 16
With the faith of that fair maiden, look beyond to glory there
Other related organisations

in stock of J. Fellows, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1904-1914 (item ref. 1376)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 1425)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 1062)

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

C. King Proctor, ‘The coming of the king’ in Short lantern readings 35 (1904)


16 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001643

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 August 2017

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