Tom Thumb's Alphabet

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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 Drummer,
who played with a grace.
E was an Esquire
with pride on his brow.
F was a Farmer,
who followed the plough.
G was a Gamester,
who had but ill-luck.
H was a Hunter,
who hunted a buck.
I was an Italian,
who had a white mouse.
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,
who hoarded up gold.
N was a Nobleman,
gallant and bold.
O was an Organ-Boy,
who played for his bread.
P a Policeman,
of bad boys the dread.
Q was a Quaker,
who would not bow down.
R was a Robber,
who prowled about town.
S was a Sailor,
who spent all he got.
T was a Tinker,
who mended a pot.
U was an Usher,
with dunces severe.
V was a Veteran,
who never knew fear.
W was a Waiter,
with dinners in store.
X was Expensive,
and so became poor.
Y was a Youth,
who did not like school.
Z was a Zany,
who looked a great fool.

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