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Slide set: The dream of the reveller: or the whiskey demon (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 12 slides, in/before 1888)

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Slide 1
'Body and soul are mine,' said he / 'I'll have them both for liquor'
Slide 2
The Reveller
Slide 3
The Demon Cask-o'-Whisky
Slide 4
The Demon's Home. 'Come, drown all care and sorrow'
Slide 5**
The Five Drops
Slide 6

no image available
Slide 7
The Three Roads. 'I'll be your friend in hour of need, / And find you homes for ever'
Slide 8
The Demon's First House. 'The first it is a spacious house / To all but sots appalling'
Slide 9
The Demon's Second House. 'The second is a lazar house, / Rank, fetid, and unholy'
Slide 10
The Demon's Third House. 'The third and last is black and high / The abode of guilt and anguish'
Slide 11
The Demon's Hour-Glass. 'Out on the fool who mars to-day / With thoughts of a hereafter'
Slide 12
The End
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of H. Husbands & Sons, dates unknown

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

Charles Mackay, ‘The dream of the reveller: or, the whiskey demon’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title The whiskey demon: or the dream of the reveller (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)


11 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3005100

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 March 2024

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