Front Cover
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Title: Merry alphabet
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00054531/00001
 Material Information
Title: Merry alphabet
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: 1888
Subject: Alphabet books -- 1888
Alphabet rhymes -- 1888
Bldn -- 1888
Genre: Alphabet books
Alphabet rhymes
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: On cover : Printed on linen.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00054531
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 - 001853715
oclc - 20602438
notis - AJS8077

Table of Contents
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    Back Cover
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A was an Archer who shot at
a frog
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been shorter;
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,
0 you should have heard it Bow-wow!
( Iwas a Captain all
^-. '-covered with lace,
With sword and with
trinkets to rattle;
He was fond of fine clothes, but you need not suppose
That he ever took part in a battle.

DY 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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passengers there,
And whistles Down brakes!" when there's danger.

Swas a Farmer
who followed the
And planted his seeds in their season;
He could rake he could hoe, he could reap he
could mow,
And was proud of his farm with good reason.

(G was a Glutton who ate like a pig,
SWith his nose quite into the
But though he would stuff he could not get enough,
And kept on growing fatter and fatter.

H was a Hunter who went
with his gun
Where rabbits and squirrels
were plenty;
Much powder and shot he wasted, but not
One hit did he make in twenty.

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Swas an Indian ready
for war,
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.
Swas a Jockey who
rode a fine horse-- _
His colors were red
and yellow;
He rode at such pace that he won a great race,
And was voted a splendid fellow.

__ was a King who sat up
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And thought he could live
in clover;
But so bad was he found that the people around
Were glad when his reign was over.

L was a Lady who had
a white hand
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She could knit, she could sew, she could play, and
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Just 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
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the street, /-.
Intent upon selling his .
And when all were sold, as I have been told,
He cut up ridiculous capers.
.---. was the Organ that
stood in the church;
SO the Organist played it
In such a fine way, it gave
joy every day
To the Organ-builder who made it.

P was a Parson who wore .
a black gown;
The Bible he kept ever
near him;
And so well did he preach, and such good lessons
That the young and the old went to hear him.

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was a Quarrel twixtt two
little boys,
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To cry "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
a coat, -
Oh,. but his fingers were
nimble! .
The seams were all prest by a goose, and the rest
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__ ---an Umbrella
was borne o'er
the head
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; .
the Watchman who ,,
found it;
was the ten dollar bill he had then,
With two or three extra around it.
SIT was a Yacht that bore a blue flag,
SAnd sailed off with speed, so
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That she and her crew received
their just due,
And were worthy the prize and the praising.
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.

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