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Animals appear in the main role in these amusing magic lantern stories.
Part 4.

Single slipping slide 18 x 10 cm.

Single slipping slide 18 x 10 cm.


An Angling Catastrophe.

Manufacturer unknown. C. 1910.
The dray-horse's revenge.

A set of four magic lantern slides from Riley Brothers.
Success or failure: or, five acts from a seaside comedy.

A comic set of five magic lantern slides made by York & Son, England.
The German in Africa.

Set of 6 magic lantern slides made by an unknown manufacturer. Probably complete.
The title of this cheerful series of magic lantern slides is not known to me, so for now we'll mention it
The Monkey and the Lions.

The series consists of eight lantern slides, one of which is missing here, perhaps the slide on which the monkey falls from the tree on the other side of the river.
A Frog he would a Wooing go.
'A Frog He Would A Wooing Go' is taken from an old childhood nursery rhyme. Frog rides to ask Miss Mouse to marry him. He asks his friend the Rat if he'd join him. They walk together and soon find miss Mouse spinning yarn. She is willing and they all are merry. However soon the Cat and her kittens come home. Like a lot of traditional stories, also this one has the main characters die. Mouse and Rat are eaten by the cats and though Mr. Frog escapes, he is later eaten by a duck, all because he wouldn't stay home like his Mama advised him to.

'A Frog He Would A Wooing Go' was also published in the Junior Lecturers Series that was produced by W. Butcher & Sons in London (1870-1906) under the trade name of Primus as part 516.
Unfortunately slide # 5 is still missing.

The nursery song 'A Frog he would a Wooing go' is a variation of 'Frog Went A-Courting' and probably of Scottish origin. The ballad is found under many titles, primarily variations of: 'A Moste Strange Weddinge of the Frogge and the Mowse' (1580).
It is not known who Anthony Rowley was. A theory traces the song to Suffolk: Roley, 'Poley, Gammon and Spinach' should refer to four families of Suffolk notables, Rowley, Poley, Bacon and Green.

Another series of magic lantern slides about 'the frog he would a wooing go'.

The complete set has 10 slides measuring 8.2 cm square and is made by an unknown manufacturer.
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