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Slide set: The curse of drink: a temperance recitation in verse (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1892)

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Slide 1
And tea being o'er, beside the fire they'd sit, / And she would sew, while Tom would read a bit
Slide 2
Three years roll'd on, and, as is oft the case, / This little family grew in numbers and in grace
Slide 3
About this time poor Tom began to go / And get his glass of beer, just one, you know
Slide 4
Thus Tom, though he was only a beginner, / Prided himself on being a splendid sinner
Slide 5
The mother sits, and silently is weeping / While on her knee a little one is sleeping
Slide 6

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Slide 7
He reels a-pace and falls upon the floor, / Curses himself, his wife, and speaks no more
Slide 8
Well, all this while the wife, with half-crazed head, / Glares on the two dear loved ones now laid dead
Slide 9
A drunken brawl, in which a fellow-man / Had smashed his head in with an ale-house can
Lucerna ID  3000784

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 April 2024

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