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Slide set: The village blacksmith (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1891)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Title: 'The Village Blacksmith,' with smithy, &c, by moonlight
Slide 2**
Under a spreading chestnut tree the village smithy stands
Slide 3**
Week in, week out, from morn till night you can hear his bellows blow
Slide 3a
Like a sexton ringing the village bell when the evening sun is low
Slide 4**
And children coming home from school look in at the open door
Slide 5**
He goes on Sunday to the church and sits among his boys
Slide 6**
He hears his daughter's voice, singing in the village choir
Slide 7**
And it makes his heart rejoice
Slide 7a**
Effect. It sounds to him like her mother's voice singing in Paradise!
Slide 8**
Effect. He needs must think of her once more how in the grave she lies
Slide 9**
Toiling -- rejoining -- sorrowing onward through life he goes
Slide 10
Something attempted, something done has earned a night's repose
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Lucerna ID  3001966

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 May 2024

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