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Slide set: A bunch of snowdrops (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 24 slides, 1904)

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Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2
In a dark and squalid alley, in the mighty London town -
Slide 3
Was a house, all foul to look at, from its entrance on the flags
Slide 4
A child lay on a bed of death, in a flickering candle's glare
Slide 5
Her poor, white cheeks were fever's flush
Slide 6
There came a tall, yet girlish form, of thirteen years -- not more
Slide 7
The little sufferer on the bed looked up
Slide 8
'O! sister, darling sister, you have come back at last'
Slide 9
Her sister knelt beside her, smoothed her hair from off her brow
Slide 10
She drew a bunch of snowdrops gently from out her breast
Slide 11
How fair the pure, white flowers looked in that garret bare
Slide 12
A grateful smile lit up the face of the child as she lay
Slide 13
The children both were orphans, and came from the country fair
Slide 14
They came to seek their fortunes in the mighty London town
Slide 15
She pined for the distant country, that seemed so far away
Slide 16
Think of it -- eighteen hours a day -- and this a Christian land
Slide 17
'Lift me up, Amy, darling,' the patient sufferer said
Slide 18
There stands the loving Jesus, Who smiles and beckons me
Slide 19
'They seem to bring to mind our happy home of long ago'
Slide 20
'Sing me the hymn I love, dear, and do not weep for me'
Slide 21
''Safe in the arms of Jesus;' how I wish that I was there'
Slide 22
'Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on His gentle breast
Slide 23
Upon the dying child's face a heavenly light outshone
Slide 24
'Safe in the arms of Jesus,' O may we all who wait
Other related organisation

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 1465)

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

C. King Proctor, ‘A bunch of snowdrops’ in Short lantern readings 35 (1904)


24 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002446

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 22 January 2018

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