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Slide set: Johnny Gilpin (recitation: Wrench & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1892)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear, / Though wedded we have been / [...]
Slide 2
So three doors off the chaise was stay'd, / Where they did all get in; / [...]
Slide 3
For saddletree scarce reached had he, / His journey to begin, / [...]
Slide 4
'Twas long before the customers / Were suited to their mind; / [...]
Slide 5
But finding soon a smoother road / Beneath his well-shod feet, / [...]
Slide 6
Away went Gilpin neck or nought, / Away went hat and wig; / [...]
Slide 7
The dogs did bark, the children scream'd, / Up flew the windows all; / [...]
Slide 8
I came because your horse would come, / And if I well forbode, / [...]
Slide 9
Whereat his horse did snort, as he / Had heard a lion roar, / [...]
Slide 10
And thus unto the youth she said, / That drove them to the Bell, / [...]
Slide 11
Six gentlemen upon the road / Thus seeing Gilpin fly, / [...]
Slide 12
And so he did, and won it too, / For he got first to town; / [...]
Other related organisation

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892-1898

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1892)
Reading or song

William Cowper, ‘The diverting history of John Gilpin’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title John Gilpin (generic set title – 11 different versions are known)


The maker is assumed to be Wrench because of the style of labelling on the known slides.


12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3008602

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 May 2024

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