Front Cover
 Half Title
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 The royal alphabet
 Alexandra alphabet
 The sunday alphabet
 Edith's alphabet
 Aunt Easy's alphabet
 Back Cover

Group Title: National nursery library
Title: Warne's national nursery library
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Title: Warne's national nursery library comprising The royal alphabet, The Alexandra alphabet, The Sunday alphabet, Edith's alphabet, Aunt Easy's alphabet : with forty pages of coloured illustrations
Series Title: National nursery library
Alternate Title: Royal alphabet
Royal alphabet
Alexandra alphabet
Physical Description: 44 leaves, 40 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 16 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Frederick Warne and Co ( Publisher )
J. Ogden and Co ( Printer )
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
Place of Publication: London (Bedford Street Strand)
Manufacturer: J. Ogden and Co.
Publication Date: c1889
Subject: Alphabet books   ( lcsh )
English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Christian life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Kings and rulers -- Juvenile literature -- Great Britain   ( lcsh )
Alphabet books -- 1889   ( rbgenr )
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Bldn -- 1889
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Half Title
        Page i
        Page ii
    Title Page
        Page iii
        Page iv
        Page v
        Page vi
    Table of Contents
        Page vii
    The royal alphabet
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
    Alexandra alphabet
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
    The sunday alphabet
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
        Page 44
        Page 45
        Page 46
        Page 47
        Page 48
    Edith's alphabet
        Page 49
        Page 50
        Page 51
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
        Page 55
        Page 56
        Page 57
        Page 58
        Page 59
        Page 60
        Page 61
        Page 62
        Page 63
        Page 64
    Aunt Easy's alphabet
        Page 65
        Page 66
        Page 67
        Page 68
        Page 69
        Page 70
        Page 71
        Page 72
        Page 73
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        Page 75
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    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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The Publishers, in this volume of the
the little ones Five Pictorial Alphabets,
which will, they hope, make first lessons
pleasant and amusing.
In the ROYAL ALPHABET, the pic-
tures represent events recorded in the
History of England; in the ALEXANDRA
ALPHABET, they are of Scenes and
Customs belonging to the native land
of the beloved Princess of Wales-
Denmark; in the SUNDAY ALPHABET,
the people, events, and scenes of Holy
Scripture are illustrated; in EDITH'S
and AUNT EASY'S, numbers of pretty
Objects are seen, which the little pupil
will like to recognize; and in the last,
a hint is given by which nurse may, if
she pleases, teach the Alphabet in a
game of play.

And other Nursery Stories,
With Forty Pages of Illustrations, Printed in Colours by KRONHEIM & CO.

And other Nursery Poems,
With Forty Pages of Illustrations, Printed in Colours by KRONHEIM & Co.

And other Nursery Stories,
With Forty Pages of Illustrations, Printed in Colours by KRONHEIM & CO.

And other Nursery Stories,
With Forty Pages of Illustrations, Printed in Colours by KRONHEIM & CO.



The Royal Al~habet.

the swineherd's cottage, where he has
let the cakes burn, and made the wife

B-BOADICEA, a brave British
Queen, who lived long before Alfred.
She is exhorting her people to fight
with the Romans.

C-CANUTE bidding the sea go
back. Of course, it does not obey him;
and he tells his courtiers how foolish
they were to praise his power.

D -DANES listening to Alfred,
who, disguised as a minstrel, plays the
harp while he spies out the strength of
their camp.

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E -EDWARD, the Black Prince,
waiting at supper on King John of
France, whom he has just taken
prisoner in the battle of Poitiers.

great battle was fought between the
Scots and English in Henry VIII.'s
reign. The Scottish king, James IV.,
was slain, with nearly all his nobles.

G-GEORGES. Four Kings of
that name have reigned in England.
George III. was greatly beloved.

H --HENRY, Prince of Wales,
trying on his father's crown. The
sleeping King is Henry IV., who re-
belled against Richard II., and usurped
his crown.

The Royal Akaabet.

I -IRONSIDES,Cromwell's soldiers.
These in the picture are attacking a
cavalier, or king's soldier. It is very
sad when people of the same country
fight against each other.

J -This is a picture of King JOHN
signing the Magna Charta-the
Charter which laid the foundation of
English liberty.

K -KING HENRY VI., crowned
in his mother's lap King of England
and France. He was only nine months
old when he became King.

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M -MARY, the Queen who suc-
ceeded Jane, put her innocent rival to
death ; and burned a great many people
at Smithfield because they refused to
be Roman Catholics.

N --NASEBY FIELD, where King
Charles I. and his army were defeated
by Oliver Cromwell.

picture is breaking up the Parliament,
and telling them to take away that
bauble," meaning the Speaker's mace.

P-PHILIPPA, Queen of Edward
III., begging her husband to forgive
the brave Frenchman who had defended
Calais against him. The King granted
her prayer.

The Royal Alphabet.

to St. Paul's, to thank God for pre-
serving England from the Spanish
Armada, or great ships which Philip,
King of Spain, sent to conquer Eng-

R-RICHARD I., who lived four
hundred years before, fighting with the
Saracens in the Crusades; wars to
deliver the Holy Land and Jerusalem
from the unbelievers.

S-SCOTS who did homage to
Edward I, with Baliol. Edward had
no right to the Crown of Scotland,
which Bruce, after a time, regained.

by the Rebels. They condemned him
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U -UNION of Queen Victoria with
Prince Albert. This was a very happy
marriage, for both bride and bride-
groom were very good. The Prince
died some years ago.

V- VICTORIA, crowned in her
early youth. She was then only nine-
teen. Everyone loves this good Queen,
and hopes she will live long to rule
over us.

who lived seven hundred years before
Queen Victoria. He was shot with an
arrow, in the New Forest, Hampshire,
by an accident.

X stands for XMAS (Christmas), and
this is a picture of Henry VIII. and
his Queen keeping Xmas.

The Royal Al6kabet.

Y-YORK claiming the Crown of
England. In King Henry VI.'s reign,
the Duke of York claimed the Crown
of England, as his right, in Parliament,
as Henry IV., the king's grandfather,
had usurped the crown. York was
made Regent, and afterwards fought
for the Crown, but was killed in battle.
His son became Edward IV.

Z-ZUTPHEN was a battle in
which the brave and good Sir Philip
Sidney was mortally wounded. He
asked for water and they brought him
some; but he noticed a wounded
soldier looking longingly at it, and
said, "Give it to that poor man; he
wants it more than I do." This
generous action will never be for-

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QUEEN VICTORIA is not only the best
of all our kings and queens (except,
perhaps, King Alfred), but she is also a
very good woman. She was a tender
and faithful wife, and has been a wise
and affectionate mother. Her eldest
son, the Prince of Wales, was once
very dangerously ill; the doctors
thought he must die; but everywhere
the Queen's people prayed to God to
make him well, and God heard their
prayers, and he recovered. Then the
Queen and her people went to the great
Church of St. Paul, to thank God for
having heard the prayers of herself and
her people.

Alexandra 4Alp'abet.

A stands for ALEXANDRA, the name
of the Princess of Wales, whom we all
love because she is good and kind to

Stands for Banner-a Banner means
a flag; this Banner belongs to D.enmark,
the Princess's country, a brave and
noble nation in the north of Europe.

C stands for Camp, a place where
soldiers live, many together in tents;
here are some tents and soldiers of the
Princess's Country.

D stands for Danes-the people of
Denmark are called Danes; they are
kind, honest, good people, and very

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E stands for Eggs, which all people
like and eat. Hens sit on eggs, and
chickens come from them. All birds
lay eggs. Some eggs are very large,
some very small.
F stands for Fisherman. Denmark
has the sea nearly all round it, and its
people Fish a great deal. Some Fish
are very large, as the whale; some
small, as the minnow.
G stands for Gulls, birds which live
close to the sea, and fly over it and
catch fish. There are plenty of Gulls
on the sea-shores of Denmark.

H stands for Haymakers. The
Danes have good farms, very pretty,
and nice, and make Hay as we do.

Alexandra Alpkabet.

I stands for Icelanders; they live in
an Island belonging to Denmark, called
Iceland. It is very cold there; but
there is a burning mountain in the
island, and hot water springs, which
come up so warm out of the ground
that one can boil a leg of mutton in
the water.

J stands for Jay, a pretty bird found
both in England and Denmark.

K stands for Keep. A Keep was
the great tower in an old castle where
the family lived. There are many old
castles in Denmark.

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M stands for Musician-that is, a
person who plays on an instrument of
Music, or who sings. The Danes love

N stands for Nest, where birds lay
eggs, and bring up their little birds. It
is very clever of the birds to build such
pretty homes; no boy or girl could
build a bird's nest. Who teaches them
t6 make one so wonderfully? God does.

O stands for Omnibus, which is a
long carriage for all people who wish
to travel cheaply. Have you ever
been inside one ? I daresay you have.

P stands for Prince. I think this
must be the Princess's husband.

Alexandra A l}abet.

Q is for the Queen of Denmark, a
beautiful lady, the mother of our
Princess Alexandra of Wales; there-
fore she ought to be the Queen of the
Alexandra Alphabet.
R stands for Roses, which bloom in
Denmark as well as in England. There
are very many different kinds of Roses
-a very sweet scent is made from
them, called Attar of Rose. The Rose
is the flower which England has chosen
for her emblem.
S stands for Skaters. Denmark is a
cold country; there is much ice there,
and the people Skate beautifully.
T is a Target, a thing at which
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U is our Union Jack. It belongs
to the Princess now she is an English
Princess as well as a Dane; it is made
of the flags of England, Scotland, and
Ireland put together; that is why it is
called Union Jack.

V stands for VICTORIA, our beloved
Queen. She has reigned many years
now, wisely and well, and has a great
many dear little grand-children.

W stands for Waggon, in which we
carry Wheat from the harvest-field, and
hay from the hay-field.

X stands for Xmas, short for Christ-
mas. In Denmark they put out a sheaf
of wheat for the birds on Xmas eve,

Alexandra AZlfabet.

Y stands for Yacht, a pretty little
vessel used by gentlemen for pleasure

Z stands for Zodiac; that means the
sun's path in the heavens, or rather, it
is a picture of the stars the earth passes
on its way round the sun. These stars
are called 'the Ram, because young
lambs come in spring; the Bull; the
Twins; the Crab, because then the
earth moves back southwards, and a
crab walks sideways, you know; the
Virgin, and the Scales; the Scorpion;
the Archer; the Goat; the Water-
bearer; and the Fishes. When you
are bigger, you must find them out in
the sky.

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ALEXANDRA, Princess of Wales, is
the daughter of Christian IX., King
of Denmark. The Danes are very
different now, you know, from those
who lived in King Alfred's days.
The Princess is very beautiful, and
very good and kind, which is a great
deal better. She has five children, the
two eldest are Princes, the three others,
Princesses. The Princes, Victor and
George, are both on board the training
ship Britannia, being educated. We
do not think both will go to sea; but
their father, the Prince of Wales,
thought that the discipline of the Navy
was better than any other school for
them; so they are learning to be obe-
dient little seamen, to be by-and-by
wise rulers of men. Here is a picture
of the Princess and her children.

The Sunday Alphabet.

A stands for Abraham. God ordered
him to offer up his only son Isaac to
Him, as a sacrifice. Abraham was
going to obey God, when an Angel told
him not to kill his son, for God saw
that he was obedient.

B stands for Bible; the holy Book
God has given us to teach us His will.
In it we read how God made the world,
and how Jesus Christ saved men by
dying on the cross for them.

C stands for Church, to which we all
ought to go every Sunday, when we are
big enough to know how to sit still.

D stands for David, playing on his
harp and singing psalms.

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E stands for Evangelists. Evan
gelists are men who write a Gospel-
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John wrote
Gospels, so they were Evangelists.

F stands for Faith-that is, Belief in
God and His Son. This picture is
Faith, drawn like a woman, holding a
cross, and calling on all people to

G stands for Gate. Here is Christi-
ana with her children, knocking at the
Gate; do you remember hearing about
her in the Pilgrim's Progress?

H stands for Hymns, which are
songs of praise to God; these children
are singing them.

The Sunday Alphabet.

I stands for Innocent; a baby is an
Innocent little darling; it never means
to do wrong, therefore God loves it.
Our Saviour said, Suffer little children
to come unto me, and forbid them
not; for of such is the Kingdom of

J stands for Jailer. Here is the
Jailer asking St. Paul and Silas
what he shall do to be saved. St. Paul
answered, Believe in the Lord Jesus

K stands for Kindness: which is a
Christian duty. We must love each
other, and be kind to the poor animals
also, and never tease or hurt them.
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L stands for Lark, which sings high
up in the sky. We should try to rise
above earthly things as the Lark does;
that is, we should not think of play
when we are saying our prayers.

M stands for Missionary; that is,
a good Man who goes to other lands to
teach the heathen about Jesus.

N stands for Noah's ark, a favourite
plaything. Good Noah was saved in
an ark, from the waters, when the world
was drowned.

O stands for Ocean, a great body of
water; whenever we look on the sea,
which the great God made, it should
make us think of Him,

The Sunaay AlPhabet.

P stands for Prayer. God has told
us to pray to Him, and He hears every
word we say; therefore we should take
care that we think of what we are
doing, and be very reverent when we
thus speak to our Father in Heaven.

stands for Questions. This good
mother is asking her children some
questions on what they have read in
the Bible.

R stands for Rainbow. God has
said that when we see the Rainbow, we
must remember that He has promised
never again to drown the world.

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T stands for Time. We count Time
by years, and days, and hours; we
should try to do some good thing, or
say some kind word every hour, for
God will require us to account to Him
for the use of our time; we must not
waste it or do wicked things in it.

U stands for Usefulness. These
children have it in them, I think. One
teaches her little sister to read, the
other is sewing.

V stands for Vanity; a very bad
fault. People are often made wicked
by it; they do naughty things to make
people admire them. Try not to be

The Sunday Albhabet.

W stands for Worship. We mean
by Worship, praying to God, and
thanking Him for all His goodness.
X is the Roman sign for Ten-God
gave the Ten Commandments to Moses,
and he declared them to the children of
Israel. We hear them read every Sunday
in church, and must try to keep them.

Y stands for Youth. This is a
picture of the holy Youth Timothy
being taught by his mother Eunice to
read the Scriptures.

Z stands for Zoar, the little city to
which Lot and his daughters fled from
Sodom, when God for its wickedness
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SUNDAY is the Christian day of rest,
set apart for the worship of God; one
day in seven being ordered by God to
be kept holy. We keep the first day
because our Lord rose from the grave
on that day.
On Sunday morning the bells call us
all to church; and there we pray to
God. We ask Him first to forgive us
all our naughty acts, and then we pray
for help to be good, and we thank Him
for His good gifts.
When you are in church remember
God sees you, and try to pray just as if
you could see Him.

Editl's .Alhabet.

A is for Apple, and pretty Apple blos-
soms. From Apples we make a nice
drink called cider, and also good pud-
dings and tarts. An Ant crawls on the
Apple; Ants are very singular insects.
They build nice under-ground houses,
and lay in food for the winter.

B is for Bird and Bird's nest on a
Branch of a tree. Look at the pretty
eggs; soon the mother Bird will sit on
them, and then by-and-by, little Baby
Birds will come out of them, and when
their feathers have grown, their mother
will teach them to fly.

C is for Crab. A Crab is a fish that
lives in a shell; a Cockle is another fish
that lives in a different kind of shell.
Both these fish are good to eat. A Cutter
is a small vessel that sails on the seas.



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D is for Dove, a gentle bird that
lives in the woods. A Duck swims on
the water. A Daisy is a pretty flower
that all children know; its name means
Day's eye, because it opens and peeps
at the sun as soon as he rises. Do you
ever make chains of Daisies? If you
do, recollect their names begin with a D.

E is for Eels, fish very like snakes;
and for Eggs; and an Eagle, the largest
and fiercest of all birds, so strong that
it can carry away a baby in its beak, or
even a sheep. It builds its nest on the
top of high rocks.

F is for Fish, that swim in the sea
and rivers; they cannot live long out of
water. A Frog lives in ponds and
ditches. A Fuchsia is a pretty drooping

Edith's Alphabet.

G stands for Goose, a bird we all
know; and for Guinea-pig, which we
like to pet; also for Geranium, a pretty
flower which we often keep in a pot.

H stands for Horse, a very useful
and clever animal; for Hen, that lays
us eggs for breakfast; and for Hedge-
hog, a little animal whose skin is all
covered with prickles. It can roll itself
into a ball when it wishes to defend

I stands for Ivy, the leaves of which
are green in winter; for Ibis, a bird
found in Egypt; and for Ibex, a kind
of goat which lives on the mountains.

Sis for Judge, who sends naughty
people to prison; for Jew; and for
Jockey, a lad who rides horses at races

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K stands for the cruel Kite, which
darts down upon little chickens and
carries them off; for the pretty little
Kid, which is a young goat; and for the
merry little Kitten which you love so
much, and which is so playful.

L stands for the Lemon, a very fine
fruit, but too sour to eat; and for the
Lobster, a funny shell-fish, which some-
times changes its old head for a new
one; and for Lettuce, a pleasant plant,
of which we make salads in summer.

M stands for a Monkey, which is, you
see, eating a Melon; and for Moth, flying
near it; a Moth is a kind of butterfly.

N standsfor Nuts; forNuthatch,which
is going to eat one; and for Newt, a
funny little creature that lives in ponds.

Edith's Alphabet.

O is forOwl,a bird which flies by night
and eats mice; for Oats, which horses
eat; and for Onions, which grow in gar-
dens, and have an unpleasant smell.

P is for Parrot, a bird that talks when
taught; and for Pine-apple, which it
likes to eat; also for Poppy, which
grows among the wheat; its juice
makes people go to sleep.

O is for Quail, a pretty little bird ; for
Quince, a fruit like a pear, but not
very nice to eat; and for Quagga, an
animal like a zebra.

R is for Robin, who eats crumbs at
the window in winter; for Rabbit, who
hides in an under-ground house, called
a warren; and for Rushes, which grow
in the water.

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S is for Swan,. which sails over the
pond; for Sheep, which give us wool;
and for Swallow, a bird that comes over
the sea to us in Summer, and flies away
again to Africa in winter.

T is for Turnips, which are nice
vegetables; for Tulip, a pretty flower;
and for Turkey, which gobbles at us
when we go into the farm-yard, but
which will not hurt us.

U is for the Usher, who is teaching
the Urchin (that is, a small child) his
lessons; and for Unicorn, a fancy ani-
mal, not a real creature.

V stands for Villager, that is, a girl
or boy who lives in a Village. V stands
also for Village, and Vale, which is
low land between hills.

Editk's Alphabet.

W stands for a Wasp, which stings
us; for a Wren, the smallest of birds;
and for a Walnut, which I daresay you
like, as it is a nice nut.

X is for Xiphias, a fish with a bone
sword on his mouth; and for Xerxes,
who was a proud king of Persia; and for
Xenophon, a man who was very wise,
and brave, and who wrote a history.

Y is for Yak, a kind of bull with long
hair; for a Yew-tree, the berries of
which are poison; and for a Youth,
who is going to play cricket.

Z is for Zebu, a kind of cow, with a
hump; for Zebra, a kind of donkey, all
over stripes; and for Zibet, a little
animal found (as they all three are) in
countries far away.




EDITH is the kindest little girl I ever
saw. She knows how hard it is for
little children to learn to read, so she
takes Norman, who is only four, and
Milly, who is five, and teaches them
their letters herself. She shows them
the letter A, and tells them it stands
for Apple, and she lets them build an
A with three pieces of stick or paper;
she lets them do the same for all the
other letters, and in this way they soon
know their alphabet. If all little girls
would help their little brothers and
sisters as Edith does, a great many
tears would be saved in after days, and
I am sure they love her very dearly.

Aunt Easy's Al~habet.

A stands for an Apple, a most useful
fruit; cider is made from it, and pud-
dings and pies, and it is good roasted,
or eaten ripe from the tree.

B stands for Broom; it is made of
hard twigs, and is used in the garden
for brushing the paths, and cut grass
from the lawn. The old proverb says,
New Brooms sweep clean.

YC stands for Cart, which no farmer
can do without; it canies eggs, and
butter, and fowls to market.

D stands for Donkey, a quiet and
most useful animal. It feeds on the
plainest things; thistles are quite a
treat to it.

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E stands for Eye, by which we see.
The Eye is a very wonderful thing; to
be blind, that is not able to see, is a
great misfortune.

F stands for Fox, a very cunning
animal and a great thief. He steals our
geese, ducks, and fowls when he can,
and makes his house in the earth, near
a farm-yard, that he may watch for a
chance to do so.

G stands for Game and Garden.
These young ladies are playing a Game
of croquet in a Garden.

H stands for Hand, the most won-
derful gift God has bestowed on us;
for we do everything with it.

4Aunt Easy's A4.habel.

I stands for Inn; an Inn is a house
where travellers can get food and
shelter, and a bed; it is a very useful
place; but sometimes men misuse it by
going to drink in it.

Stands for Jar, in which we keep
our Jam; Jars are made in all
shapes, and of all sizes.

K stands for Kitchen, where our
dinner is cooked. This looks a very
comfortable one, I think.

L stands for Lion, the king of all
the beasts. The Lion lives chiefly in
Africa: It is a very strong and fierce
animal, but can be tamed, and is then
very affectionate,


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M stands for Magpie, a bird which
can talk like a parrot. It is a great
thief, and fond of hiding things, es-
pecially if they shine very much.

N stands for Nest; this, I think, is
a Nightingale's, as it is on the ground
amongst the branches of the hedge.
Is it not very pretty?

O stands for Oyster, a fish which
lives shut up in a shell, which it opens
when it wishes to eat. Pearls are found
in Oysters.

P stands for Policemen, who keep the
streets in order, and defend us from
thieves; if a child is lost, it should go
to a Policeman for help.

Aunt Easy's Alkhabet.

Q stands for Quail, a little bird which
is found in wheat fields. It is good to
eat. It comest o us from over the sea,
and goes back to Africa when winter
is coming.

R stands for Rabbit, of which boys
often make a great pet. But Rabbits
are happier running wild, than they are
in a hutch.

S stands for Saucepan, in which cook
boils the Christmas plum-pudding, and
many other things.

T stands for Tree; Trees are beautiful
and useful. Of their wood we build
ships and houses, and their leaves keep
the air we breathe sweet and pure.

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Aunt Easy's Alphabet.

U stands for Uncle; very often a
kind friend to little children. This
child seems very fond of her Uncle.

V stands for Violet; the sweetest
scented'flower we know. It is a modest
wee thing, hiding generally amongst
leaves. It grows wild, as well as in
the garden.

W stands for Work, and I am sure
no creatures Work harder than bees do.
They live in a hive under a queen, whom
they all obey. They suck honey out of
the flowers, and make also wax from
the flower dust, with which they line
their cells. Here is a picture of a hive
and a honey-comb; the honey-comb is
no doubt Xcellent (excellent).

Aunt Easy's Al4phabet.

Y stands for Yacht, a pretty little
sailing vessel.

Z stands for Zebra, a striped animal,
not easily tamed. It is found in South
Africa, beyond the Orange River, and
is very swift and courageous. Zebras
know that they are safer when they
keep together, so they gather in a group
when they are attacked by savage
animals, put their heads together, and
kick out with their hind legs against
their enemy. They keep together in
herds on the great deserts where they
live, and are very cautious and watch-

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OUR nurse has a whole pack of paper
letters, very large, and with them she
teaches us our alphabet. She puts a
letter on the object for which it stands
-that is, whose name it begins-thus
she puts an A on Johnny's Arrow, a B
on Tom's Ball, a D on Nelly's Doll, an
E on her own Egg, an F on Mary's
Fan. Then she takes them off again
and makes us try to put them on
again, and it is a fine puzzle, I can tell
you! and this she calls making an
Object Alphabet. But now Aunty has
written it all down for us, only with
different objects, and it is printed in
this book. I hope you will like it as
much as we did.

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