A was an Archer who shot at
With an Arrow that might have
He shot at a frog, that sat on a log,
And made it jump into the water.
B was a Butcher who had a big dog
Always on hand for a pow-wow;
It would bite, it would bark, from day- ,
light to dark,
O you should have heard it Bow-wow!
was a Captain all
covered with lace,
,. W... \Vith sword and with
trinkets to rattle;
S.He was fond of fine clothes, but you need not suppose
\.That he ever took part in a battle.
D was a Doctor who rode in a gig,
And many good people
And when they were ill he gave them a pill,
And soon their diseases were mended.
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J7E is an Engineer firm at his post,
I To rules and to signals no
Of his train he takes care and the
And whistles "Down brakes!" when there's danger.
who followed the
And planted his seeds in their season;
He could rake, he could hoe, he could
And was proud of his farm with good reason.
was a Glutton who ate like a pig,
With his nose quite into the
he would stuff he could not get enough,
on growing fatter and fatter.
was a Hunter who went
with his gun
Where rabbits and
Much powder and shot he wasted, but not
One hit did he make in twenty.
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I, .was an indian ready
In boldness no white man
could match him;
And when on his steed he rode off with speed
'Twas no easy matter to catch him.
J was a Jockey who
rode a fine horse--
His colors were red
He rode at such pace that he won a great race,
And was voted a splendid-fellow.
was a King who sat up
~~ on a throne
And thought he could live
But so bad was.he found that the people around
Were glad when his reign was over,
was a Lady who had
a white hand
All covered with beauti-
She could knit, she could sew, she could play, and
Do many more lady-like things.
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was a Miser
-hoarded up gold,
ust for the love of such
And never a cent for clothing he spent,
Or for anything else that gave pleasure.
N was a News-boy
who ran through 7--
the street, /.-'
Intent upon selling his < -
And when all were sold' as1 have been told,
He cut up ridiculous capers.
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O was the Organ that
stood in the. church;
O the Organist played it
In such a fine way, it gave
joy every day
10 the Urgan-builder who made it.
P as a Parson who wore /,-:...
aq hlack oawn.
The Bible he kept
And so well did he preach, and such
That the young and the old went to hear him.
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Q was a Quarrel
And both were
,^, ~That they fought and they
>--'- fought, till one of them thought
" Quarter!" and then it was ended.
was the Racket they
used as a bat --
Richard, and Robert and
When they met on the lawn where the net was out-
For their favorite game of Lawn Tennis.
S was a Sailor who followed the
And none were so gay as his
This jolly Jack tar, who knew every spar,
And was always at home when aboard ship.
T was a Tailor who mended
Oh, but his
The seams were all prest by a goose, and the rest
Was done with a needle and thimble.
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U was. borne o'er
Of a dear little Urchin, named Billy,
When a sudden gust came, and oh, what a shame!
'Twas changed to a big water-lily!
V was the Vase, in a mis-
sing valise; .
W the Watchman who
X was the ten dollar bill he had then,
With two or three extra around it.
Y was a Yacht that bore a blue flag,
And sailed off with speed, so
SThat she and her crew received
their just due,
And were worthy the prize and the praising.
7 was a Zany-a silly young .
Who thought it would be very .-
To stay out of school, and to act
like a fool;
But he lived to repent of his folly.