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THE twenty-six letters, on pleasure intent,
At Alphabet House, a day's
now, and see, in what order they went.
First came Captain A, with B
F G H I J K, L M N, 0 an
Then queer little Q, and then
C D and
R, S and T.
Next, U V and W, went on their way;
X Y and Z stopped, with each other to
And now, all their names, little friend, can you say ?
S-H-O-U-T with delight gave a Shout,
of frolic, they scampered about;
And sought for amusement, within doors and out.
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Doings of the Alfhabel.
A, in the garden, a large Apple found;
Ripe, red, and mellow, it lay on the ground.
He divided it first, and then handed it round.
B., watched the Bees, all the Summer-day long,
Busy, the sweet-scented flowers among;
Filling the air, with their soft, droning song.
C, stroked the Cat, as it slept in the sun;
Good boys never sleep, till their lessons are done;
But Puss, is but Puss, and so tasks she has none
JD called the D og; in his kennel he lay,
But readily came, at the summons to play;
Are we always willing, and quick to obey ?
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Doings of the Al1habet.
E, went for
Eggs, and was
highly pleased, when,
She spied out the nest of an old speckled
Who had filled it with
Eggs, to the number of ten.
how delighted they
So greedy for food;
it would fill
me with shame,
forgetting themselves, did the same.
G, heard a Goat bleat, and turning around;
Old Billy the Goat,
in the garden he found;
But Billy kicked up, and was
off with a bound.
the Horse, and he asked leave to ride.
Honest Hanks, with good humor, soon set him astride;
And through the green meadows, kept close to his side.
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Doings of the Alphkabet.
I, plucked the Ivy, which round the tree twined.
J with a jump, and a laugh, went to find
A Blue-jay, which sung in the thicket behind.
K, saw the Kine, (which are Cows,) and soon learned,
How curds from the milk, into cheese could be turned;
And cream, into butter, if properly churned.
JL loved the Lambs, soft and harmless were they;
How pretty they looked, at their innocent play!
As nimbly, they capered, through all the long day.
M3, found a Mole, who though not very bright,
Worked far underground, where it always is night:
Much better than many, who work in the light.
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and O for dessert,
Nuts and Oranges sought;
when asked to take more, had enough, as she thought;
P. heard the
I thank you," as little folks ought.
Parrot say, "How do you do ?"
" I'm wiser,
Miss Polly than you;
For the words, and their meaning, right well I know, too."
\Q looking, round saw some Quince in a jar,
R, prudently said,
if honest we are,
Let us leave it alone, 'twill be better by far."
the Scriptures, how happy was she,
To read the sweet words, from
the book on her knee
"Suffer little children to come unto me."
Doings of the Alp~abet.
T. asked the Time, for soon home they must go;
Swiftly the pendulum, moves to and fro;
Time waits for no one, as wise people know.
U, who was Useful, to help and to learn,
Ran to the kitchen, and brought in the Urn;
Then served them to tea, and to plum-cake in turn.
V, from the Vine, gathered grapes for a treat;
W walked on, the large Wagon to meet;---
And soon full of fun, ev'ry one took a seat.
X, Y and Z, were so sorry that they,
Had found little to see, to hear, or to say;
But hoped to do better, the next holiday.
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