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Slide set: The Pied Piper of Hamelin (recitation: York & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1887)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Slide 2
They fought the dogs
Slide 3
Rouse up, Sirs, give your brains a racking
Slide 4
Bless us, cried the Mayor, what's that!
Slide 5

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Slide 6
And out of the house the rats came tumbling
Slide 7
Ratland home
Slide 8

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Slide 9
And folks who put me in a passion
Slide 10
Out came the children running
Slide 11
When lo! as they reached the mountain side
Slide 12
Did I say all? No! one was lame
Other reference
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 301

“Robert Browning's verses on the Pied Piper who, deprived of reward for bringing out all the rats, revenges himself by leading all the children into the mountain.”

Lucerna ID  3000442

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 May 2024

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