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Slide set: A picture no artist can paint (song: Bamforth & Co., 15 slides, 1906)

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Slide 2
A quaint New England homestead, where a grey-haired couple dwell
Slide 3
She wandered from her happy home
Slide 4
Her brother's heart was broken
Slide 5
He said, 'Good-bye, God bless you, to search for her I go'
Slide 6
The old folks wait for his return
Slide 7
Picture a couple, old and grey, waiting for one who went away
Slide 8
Two seats at the table for those not there
Slide 9
We see this aged couple sitting at their evening prayer
Slide 10
Before that prayer was finished came a soft tap at the door
Slide 11
'Come in!' the old man said, and lifted up his tear-stained face
Slide 12
Soon sister, brother, parents, were locked in one fond embrace
Slide 13
The old man fell upon his knees
Slide 14
Picture the happiness now there
Slide 15
Four seats at the table, now all are there
Lucerna ID  3002518

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 23 November 2016

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