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Title: ABC rhymes
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Title: ABC rhymes
Physical Description: 15 p. : ;
Language: English
Creator: Thomson, Peter G ( Peter Gibson ), 1851-1931 ( Publisher )
Publisher: Peter G. Thomson
Place of Publication: Cincinnati
Publication Date: [ca.1880]
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Subject: Alphabet rhymes -- 1880   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1880
Genre: Alphabet rhymes   ( rbgenr )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Ohio -- Cincinnati
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Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00025337
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001725998
oclc - 25847708
notis - AJD8541
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
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    ABC Rhymes
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    Back Cover
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4 A B C RHYMES.DRAGOONS are heavy troops,' you know ;In the deserts DROMEDARIESgo.A DATE-TREE in t le DISTANCE stands.Men play at DOMINO ii many.:lands.Among the icebergs the ES-QU1MAUX thrive,E And ELKS before their sledgesdrive; C .They live on reindeer's fleshand milk,,Whose skin makes dresseswarm as silk.The Sulian wears a FEZ ofFredUpon his royal Turkish head;He makes a FEAST of jolly,.,treat ,To FISH, and FOWL, andFRUIT so sweet.


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6A B C RHYMES.The gay GONDOLIER hisGONDOLA pliesGUnder the soft Italian skies.The GENERAL leads the armyto fight;The long-necked GIRAFFE isa beautiful sight.Strong as a' HERCULES, aboasting fellow wouldy Lift both house and scaffold, if -She only could;The mighty HIPPOPOTAMUSin rivers loves to play;The HADDOCK is a fish inmany a sea and bay.The savage, red INDIAN, eagerfor strife,I Threatens the INVALID SOL-DIER'S life.Here's an IBIS, the sacredEgyptian bird;And a musical INSTRUMENTfrequently heard.


A B C RHYMES.The JUNK, sailing with windfresh and fair,Will reach far JAPAN beforeyou're aware.A JAGER the Germans ahuntsman call,Who shoots down the JA-GUAR with powder andball.KAKADU is the German forbright Cockatoo;K In Australian wilds lives thewild KANGAROO;KIOSK is a building throughwhich one can see;The African .KABYL, a wildman is he.The LAUREL the LANCE-BEARER often deserves;Oft carries the LANTERN theLACKEY who serves;Off in the distance crouches aLION,Who'd eat them both up, asquick as say "Zion."4


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10 A B C RHYMES.0 ho! little MAN, though you'rejolly and good,M You, like this MEASURE, aremade but of wood;You can not eat MELONS, andtry but your skill,You make as much noise as thewind in a MILL.Five and four make NINE allthe world over,Says the little NEGRO BOY,who lives in clover;He dances around on his heel', and toe,And would rather crack a NUT,than work with his hoe.The ORANG OUTANG ananimal clumsy and big,O Always takes to dancing whenthe ORGAN plays a jig.The OLIVE is a tasty fruit, juicyand green;You can't take an OMNIBUS;to visit the Queen.: " "..


ABC RHYMES.The PEACOCK is prouderthan many a girl,P Wearing as ornament a neck-lace of PEARL.The POSTILLION, drivingwith all his might,Is very much afraid as thePANTHER comes in sight.Four voices (or instruments)make a QUARTETTE;Q When the singers are good andthe music well set,They can give unto men thepurest of joys;But if they are bad, then it'snothing but noise.Hans, the RECRUIT, wears asoldier's hat,No longer does he fear thesqueaking of a RAT.Little ROBIN RED-BREASTsings at summer's closeA song of lament at the fidingof the ROSE.


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A B C RHYMES. 13There is a ,corps of SAPPERS, in the qmy of the French;For with ;SHEARS or SCIS-S SORS 'you cannot ,dig aS' trench. :The bite o1f SNAKE or :'SER-PENT: will often kill asquibk k. As e'rr a SWORD or SABRE" in th battle thick.The TIGER is a beast that ravesand tears-STURTLE-DOVES are happywhen they sit in pairs.WVhen this TRUMPETER I:blows a blast of power fHe scares them away th:the topof the TOWER.SA h a n d s o m e U N I F O R M b e -comes a soldier brave;The UiRN is an ornament for aVILLA or grave; .SVE S U V I U S th e m o u n ta in ,vomits fire and flame;The little VIOLIN often makesa man of fame.


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