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Text: G.A. Household and Mike Smith (editors), To catch a sunbeam: Victorian reality through the magic lantern (London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1979)

Household and Smith, To catch a sunbeam (1979)

Front cover

Type of text
144 pages, hardback
width 6 inches (15.2 cm), height 9.5 inches (24.1 cm)
London, England: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1979

editor: HOUSEHOLD, G.A.  (fl. 1970s)

editor: SMITH, Mike

Main language(s)

Arthur Matthison and Stephen Adams, The little hero, pp. 11-18 (lyrics only)

J.J. Lane, Jessie's last request: a homely ballad for Band of Hope children, pp. 19-23

George R. Sims, One winter night, pp. 24-30

A strong contrast, pp. 31-32

George R. Sims, The street tumblers, pp. 33-39

Jim's Wife, Lost, pp. 40-47

W. Vause and Joseph W. Garland, A drunkard, yet a man: temperance song or recitation, pp. 48-51 (lyrics only)

Robert Craven, The drink fiend: a temperance story in verse, pp. 52-61

Minn, Neddie's care: or, suffer the little children, pp. 62-77

H.I. Watson, The flower sellers, pp. 78-84

H.I. Watson, A word for Sally, pp. 85-89

Frederick Langbridge, Ned Ridgway's escape: a temperance recitation, pp. 90-92

F.T. Read, A guardian angel: a young wife's story, pp. 93-98

Jim's Wife, In Flower Alley, pp. 99-104

C.E.P., Little Bessie's bun, pp. 105-109

Jim's Wife, A sad trade, pp. 111-118

Jim's Wife, Out of work, pp. 119-27

Jim's Wife, That fellow Jones: a ballad for Christmas, pp. 128-135

Jim's Wife, James Peglar, pp. 136-143

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