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Slide set: Lodgings to let (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 6 slides, in/before 1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Will Waddle, whose temper was studious and lonely
Slide 2
He enter'd his rooms, and to bed he retreated
Slide 3
So he sent for a doctor, and he cried like a ninny --
Slide 4
Will kicked out the doctor; but when ill indeed
Slide 5
'Look ye, landlord, I think,' argued Will with a grin
Slide 6
'In airing your bed my wife is no sloven'
Other related organisations

in stock of H. Husbands & Sons, dates unknown

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Theobald & Co., 1893

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1375)

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

‘Lodgings to let’ in several compilations


The list of slide titles is from the Medland catalogue, and differs from the titles that appear as part of the slide images – those appear to be the following lines from the poem.


6 slides known to exist in private collection

Subject keyword
Lucerna ID  3005450

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 March 2024

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