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Slide set: Dame Perkins and her grey mare (recitation: York & Son, 8 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
The old grey mare was trotted out / And rubbed down with straw
Slide 2**
'Plague take thee, Sal,' Dame Perkins said, / 'If at this stumbling gait'
Slide 3
At length, as from an ugly dream, / She woke with sudden snort
Slide 4**
On came the hounds and huntsmen all, / And shrill the blast they blew
Slide 5**
With one light bound she cleared the leap, / Nor brushed it with her legs
Slide 6**
A famous swimmer was the mare, / How well she plied her legs
Slide 7
It mattered little to the mare, / She hadn't time to wait
Slide 8**
Regardful of my due, a pad / Content am I to claim
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Person linked to this set

creator of source image(s): PHIZ  [pseudonym of BROWNE, Hablot  (1815-1882)]

Source of slide images

‘Lindon Meadows’ and ‘Phiz’, Dame Perkins and her grey mare: or, the mount for market (London: 1866), whole item

Reading or song

‘Lindon Meadows’, ‘Dame Perkins and her grey mare’ in several compilations

Related slide sets

possibly same as Dame Perkins and her grey mare (recitation: Newton & Co., 8 slides, in/before 1888)

see generic title Dame Perkins and her grey mare (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)

see also Mrs Giles's run with the hounds (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 8 slides, in/before 1888)


The images of this set closely match those in the Pumphrey set Mrs Giles's run with the hounds (Lucerna 3005498), but those in the Pumphrey set appear to be photographed directly from the original engravings while these were redrawn and slightly simplified. Not all of the original 12 illustrations are reproduced as slides.


6 slides known to exist in private collection

8 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keywords
Lucerna ID  3002688

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 May 2024

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