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Admittance card for Sarah Bernhardt's Requiem Mass







Height: 7.5cm
Width: 11.8cm

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"Peace Perfect Peace" (text on front); "Requiescat in Pace / MADAME SARAH BERNHARDT / The famous Actress who died in Paris MONDAY MARCH 26th 1923 / AGE 78 YEARS / Requiem Mass held at Westminster Cathedral / Public funeral in France March 29th 1923" (text inside left); "Of your Charity Pray for the Repose of her Soul / Eternal rest give unto her O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. / If thou, O Lord will mark iniquities Lord, who shall stand it, / O God, whose property it is always to have mercy and to spare, we humbly present our prayers to thee in behalf of the soul of thy servant MADAME SARAH BERNHARDT which thou hast this day called out of the world beseeching Thee not to deliver it into the hands of the enemy, not to forget it for ever, but command it to be received by the holy angles [sic], and to be carried into Paradise that as it hoped and believed in Thee, it may not undergo the pains of hell, but may obtain everlasting joy', / Release, 'O Lord, the souls of all the faithful departed from every bond of sin. / Printer, Burgess, 8, York Place. Strand, WC2," (text inside right)


Presented to the Garrick Club by C R Williams

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