A Was An Archer
: AMUSING ALPHABETS
: 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.
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.