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Slide set: Misadventures at Margate: a legend of Jarvis's Jetty (recitation: privately made, 20 slides, n.d.)

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Slide 1
[Title slide: Misadventures at Margate]
Slide 2
Mr Simpkinson (loquitur)
Slide 3
I was in Margate last July, I walk'd upon the pier
Slide 4
He put his finger in his mouth, his little bosom rose
Slide 5
The tear-drop in his little eye again began to spring
Slide 6
I have not had, this live-long day, one drop to cheer my heart
Slide 7
Cheer up! cheer up! my little man -- cheer up! I kindly said
Slide 8
There's roast potatoes at the fire, -- enough for me and you --
Slide 9
But Mrs Jones was rather cross, she made a little noise
Slide 10
It was not so much for myself as for that vulgar child --
Slide 11
I could not see my table-spoons -- I look'd, but could not see
Slide 12

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Slide 13
Next morning I was up betimes -- I sent the Crier round,
Slide 14
I told my tale -- he seem'd to think I'd not been treated well,
Slide 15
In Captain Large's Royal George, about an hour before,
Slide 16

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Slide 17
I went and told the constable my property to track;
Slide 18
His Lordship very kindly said he'd try and find him out,
Slide 19
Moral. Remember, then, what when a boy I've heard my Grandma' tell,
Slide 20
And when you go to Margate next, just stop, and ring the bell,
Related slide set

see also Misadventures at Margit (story: manufacturer unknown, 7 slides, in/before 1898)

People involved in slide production

JESSOP, Ernest M.  (1851-1909) – creator of source image(s), all 20 slides


18 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3004092

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 5 June 2024

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