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Slide set: Johnnie (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1901)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
Come, arn't you better to-day, Johnny? you've been lying for more than a week
Slide 3
When I came home -- kind of upset like -- and you fell down stairs, so to speak
Slide 4
But the poor can't afford to be sick, Johnny, I've bin four days dry, just yer think
Slide 5
Get up, or I'll -- Heavens! How's this Johnny, -- why are your pinched cheeks so white?
Slide 6
Dead! not dead, little Johnny? Oh! say you ain't gone right away
Slide 7
Dear! and what killed you, Johnny? Ah, I know it now, yes I see
Slide 8
If it hadn't been for the liquor -- the curse that has ruined my life
Slide 9
And then when I saw her lying as you do now
Slide 10
I know you are happy now, Johnny, I know you are safe up there
Slide 11
And so I must say good-bye, Johnny, I know we can't meet again
Slide 12
I should like once to see my angel just before they bolt the door
Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

T. Cruddas Porteus, ‘Johnnie’ in The rosebud recitations (1897)


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002327

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 1 December 2008

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