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Tom Thumb's Alphabet

A  was an Archer,
who shot at a frog;

B  was a Butcher,
who had a great dog;

C  was a 'Captain,
all covered with lace;

D  was a Drunkard,
and had a red face;

E  was an Esquire,
with pride on his brow;

F  was a Farmer,
and followed the plough;

G  was a Gamester,
who had but ill luck;

H  was a hunter,
who hunted a buck;

I  was an Innkeeper,
who dined on grouse,

J  was a Joiner,
who built up a house;

K  was a King,
so mighty and grand;

L  was a Lady,
who had a white hand;

M  was a Miser,
and hoarded his gold;

N  was a Nobleman,
gallant and bold;

O  was an Oysterman,
who went about town;

P  was a Parson,
and wore a black gown;

Q  was a Quack,
with a wonderful pill;

R  was a Robber,
who wanted to kill;

S  was a Sailor,
who spent all he got;

T  was a Tinker,
and mended a pot;

U  was an Usurer,
a miserable elf

V  was a Vintner,
who drank all himself;

W  was a Watchman,
who guarded the door;

X  was Expensive,
and so became poor;

Y  was a Youth,
that did not love school;

Z  was a Zany,
a poor, harmless fool.


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