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Slide set: The better land (song: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1895)

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Slide 1
Mother, where is that radiant shore? / Shall we not seek it, and weep no more?
Slide 2
(Effect) Is it where the flower of the orange blows / Or the fire-flies dance through the myrtle boughs?
Slide 3
Not there, not there, my child
Slide 1 (rpt)
Is it far away in some region old / Where the rivers wander o'er sands of gold
Slide 4
(Effect) And the pearl gleams forth from the coral strand / Is it there, sweet mother, that better land?
Slide 3 (rpt)
Not there, not there, my child
Slide 5
Eye hath not seen it, my gentle boy, / Ear hath not heard its deep songs of joy;
Slide 6
(Effect) Dreams cannot picture a world so fair
Slide 7
Far beyond the clouds, far beyond the tomb. / It is there, it is there, my child, 'tis there
Other related organisations

in stock of City Sale and Exchange, dates unknown

in stock of Arthur J. Young, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1897-1914 (item ref. 789)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of North of England Temperance League,  1906 (item ref. 256)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 472)

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

Felicia Hemans and Frederic H. Cowen, ‘The better land’ (London: Boosey & Co., 1882)

Related slide sets

see generic title The better land (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)

reissued as The better land: new series (song: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1907)


9 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001097

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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