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THE COLONIAL ALPHABET.
A Is Australian, our Colonial pride,
He is nimble, and handsome, and clever beside.
SIs for Burmese, merry and glad,
He has got a good Ruler for one that was bad.
C Is a Camel in trappings so gay,
Over long Indian roads he travels his way.
D Is a Diamond a digger once found,
At the Cape of Good Hope buried deep in
E Is the Esquimaux wrapped to the chin,.
Fur coat outside and Sheep-skin within.
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F Is Fireworshipper, second to none,
His emblem a flame, his symbol the Sun.
SIs Gold digger with earth in his hand,
Joyful he sees the Gold shine in the sand.
H Is the Hindoo with queer little drum,
His music is nothing but tum-ti-tum-tum.
I Is Indian savage, with club or with bow,
He fights, and in war is a very fierce foe.
J Is the Junk that goes sailing along,
And takes to Old .England the goods of
K Is the Kaffir of wild Kaffirland,
His home is a kraal, his floor is the sand.
L Is the Lighthouse with lantern so clear,
To show ships at sea the safe way to steer.
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SIs a Maltese ady so fine,
Her garments 'ith beads and embroidery shine.
N Is New Zealander warlike and strong,
Good in a battle, a war dance or song.
O Is the Ostrich with long legs and neck,
And feathers our hats and our bonnets to deck.
P Is a Patriot so proudly he stands,
And plants Britain's flag in all the Queen's lands.
Q Is the Quadruped gentle and mild,
In the Indian jungle where Lions run wild.
R Is the Rajah upon his Gold Throne,
A very great man where his power is known.
S Is Soumali and Aden his place,
He dyes his hair red to set off his face.
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T Is the Tea plant in India grown,
So now English people have Tea of their own.
SIs Umbrella most faithful of friends,
In rain or heat our heads it defends.
SIs the Vulture in habit so foul,
In the Tower of Silence he feeds like a ghoul.
W A West India Planter is he,
Who sends us our cotton and sugar by sea.
X Is a Xystos spacious and gay,
Handsome and useful for business or play.
SIs the Yacht that sailed the world round,
And British possessions it everywhere found.
Z Is the Zulu our friend and ally,
We have been round the world, so we'll now
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