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Slide set: The dustman's darling (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1894)

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Slide 1
But in his arms a cherub sweet was nestling close with fond caress
Slide 2
I watched him pass a tavern door, with saddened look and quivering mouth
Slide 3
I stopped him on his homeward way, to speak a word of kindly cheer
Slide 4
'They bring the glass where'er we go as if it were the one great boon'
Slide 5
'I lost my wife a year ago, and in the shock of grief and pain'
Slide 6
'Last week I took my usual way straight to the 'Dustman's Arms,' for trust'
Slide 7
'And saw, with infinite surprise, my little darling come to meet'
Slide 8**
'She clung, not without fear of blame, whispering, 'Please, father, don't go in!' '
Slide 9
'And so the darling comes each day, to guide me past the tempter's snare'
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of William C. Muir, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1894-1914 (item ref. 733)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 569)

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

M.B. Moorhouse, ‘The dustman's darling: a temperance recitation’ in Short lantern readings 19 (1894)


1 slide known to exist in private collection

9 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001042

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 May 2024

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