A Was An Archer

: Boys And Girls Bookshelf

A was an Archer, who shot at a frog;

B was a Butcher, and 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.

r /> I was an Innkeeper, who loved to carouse;

J was a Joiner, and built up a house.

K is the King, who governs England;

L was a Lady, who had a white hand.

M was a Miser, and hoarded up gold;

N was a Nobleman, gallant and bold.

O was an Oyster-Girl, who went about town;

P was a Parson, and wore a black gown.

Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip;

R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.

S was a Sailor, and 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, and 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.