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Slide set: The farmer's fright (recitation: York & Son, 8 slides, 1896)

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Slide 1
And by the hedge an old grey mare
Slide 2
And then his listeners would pale
Slide 3
The old mare gave a plaintive neigh
Slide 4
The midnight chimes rang sharply out
Slide 5
A figure, oh! an awful sight
Slide 6
And on his knees he fell outright
Slide 7
And with that laugh the shroud fell down
Slide 8
And when within his kitchen snug
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1896-1914 (item ref. 912)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

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

W.A. Eaton, The farmer's fright (London: W.A. Eaton, G.H. Graham, M. Southwell, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. and John Ward, n.d.)


8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001182

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 May 2024

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