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Text: Henry Mackenzie, ‘The bashful man’ in several compilations

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The telephone, the microphone and the phonograph: [and other titles] (London: York & Son, n.d.), pp. 27-35

A year within the Arctic Circle: [and other titles] (London: York & Son, n.d.), pp. 40-45

Lantern readings in prose and verse (London: J. Barnard & Son, n.d.), pp. 56-58

Popular lantern readings: volume I (Birmingham: Alfred Pumphrey, 1880s), pp. 281-283

Lantern readings original and selected: volume I (5th edition) (Birmingham: Alfred Pumphrey, c.1874), pp. 289-291


author: MACKENZIE, Henry  (1745-1831)

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The credit to Mackenzie as author is from the Pumphrey compilation reading; other sources do not attribute this story. It may be an extract from his novel The man of feeling (1771), and appeared widely in C19th compilations of recitation pieces.
The version in the Barnard compilation is only marked for six slides but otherwise identical to the other versions.
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Associated slide sets

reading for The bashful man (story: York & Son, 6 slides, in/before 1888)

reading for The bashful man (story: Alfred Pumphrey, 7 slides, in/before 1873)

reading for The bashful man (story: J. Barnard & Son, 6 slides, n.d.)


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Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 10 February 2013

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