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^A dressed himself up in his master's old clothes.
Put a pipe in his mouth, and his specks on his nose,
3B danced the Polka, and stood on tip-toe,
Kissed his hand to his partner, and said he would go.
C had a fiddle, and sung, all his might,
"Three threads and a thrum," to the kittens' delight.
D was a studious beast, wanting more knowledge,
So he read all the time he was supping his porridge.
played at Croquet, and used his long nose
For holding the mallet when striking the blows.
F said to a goose, "I'm a bailiff, you see,
Justice Hunger has sent me to take you to tea."
G on a mountain top gave a soiree,
To thirteen good kids who were fond of a spree.
IH ran a race with his cousin, and won,
Leaping low gates and high gates and ditches like fun.
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I gave a concert, and played the piano,
'J made a sensation by singing soprano.
K never walks, for she goes by long jumps,
And in her queer pocket her babies she plumps.
L 's herald proclaims him the monarch of all,
The Beasts in procession salute at his call.
M went on a pleasure excursion to Spain,
So he took a "Cooke's ticket" and went by the train.
N kept some bathing machines at the shore,
Such ducking and splashing you ne'er saw before.
O sallied forth with his bow and his arrow,
And shot a fat spider in mistake for a sparrow.
P with an organ went out one fine day,
And, set the town dancing, so well did he play.
Q was a sentry who marched up and down,
And sighed for a battle to win him renown.
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R at a wedding proposed Highland fling,
And got the grooms-man to perform in the ring.
S sat for her Photograph, looking so grand,
With her head to one side and a simper so bland.
T had a bowling-green made for his friends,
And there with his cronies his mornings he spends.
U played at chess with a lion, and beat,
V flapped his wings at the lion's defeat.
W was a Doctor who loved his profession,
But strangely his patients all died in succession.
X is a boa that has a dog's head,
His name is the queerest that ever you read.
Y you're a rough beast come out of your lair,
See if I can't improve you by brushing your hair.
Z asked the beasts in this book in to lunch,
And received his strange guests with the grace of a Punch.
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