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Slide set: Kissing Cup's race (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 30 slides, 1911)

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Slide 1
Intro. with Title
Slide 2
You've never seen Kissing Cup, have you? Stroll round to the paddock, my lord
Slide 3
I'll tell you why Kissing Cup here lives in this lazy grandeur
Slide 4
To run for a wife, sir, the loveliest girl in the land
Slide 5
And knew the high stakes that were pending
Slide 6
Here she is, sir, now look her well over
Slide 7
I'll never forget how they cheered us
Slide 8
He was always a reckless youngster
Slide 9
The bookies just fleeced him
Slide 10
I saw the fine old estate would be gambled away
Slide 11
I remember the night he died, sir
Slide 12
He took my hand in the same old well-known grip
Slide 13
He didn't last very much longer: I stood by the bed as he died
Slide 14
I was sitting in one of the stables
Slide 15
I saw the young master a-standing behind me
Slide 16
Doon, Doon, my boy,why do you start?
Slide 17
The poor girl Lady Constance, you know how she loves me, old friend
Slide 18
He wept like a child in his sorrow
Slide 19
He looked at me with eyes full of wonder
Slide 20
I showed him the entry, five hundred to one, clearly betted in thousands
Slide 21
In the big race next week she will save you
Slide 22
The day of the race was a grand one
Slide 23
As we cantered away past the stand, sir
Slide 24
None guessed that the girl there, with her beautiful face worn and thin
Slide 25
All ready, a beautiful start, sir, the line was as straight as could be
Slide 26
Then I let the reins loose on her mane
Slide 27
I whispered a word to the mare, sir
Slide 28
The cry ran like fire up the course
Slide 29
We're neck, sir, and neck, two strides more
Slide 30
'Twas over -- we'd won by a head
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in stock of E.G. Wood, 1912 (item ref. 1641)

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

Campbell Rae-Brown, Kissing Cup's race (n.d.)

Most of the racecourse scenes are photographs from actual race meetings, credited to the Sport and General Press Agency, a picture agency based in London.

30 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3004949

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 2 June 2012

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