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Tom Thumb's Picture Alphabet

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Tom Thumb's Picture Alphabet  (c. 1850) 
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TOM THUMB'S

PICTURE ALPHABET;

IN RHYME.


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NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY J. S. REDFIELD
CLINTON HALL.

THE

ALPHABET IN RHYME.

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A is an Angler,
Young, but expert;

B is a Butcher,
Who wears a red shirt.
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C is a Crabfish,
Who lives in a shell;

D is a Doctor,
Who gets sick folks well.

E is an Esquire,
With dignified brow;

F is a Farmer,
Who follows the plough.
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G is the wide Gate,
Opened by Dennis;

H is the Horseman, who
Gave him some pennies.

I is an Iceboat,
Propelled by steam;

J is a Jockey,
Who drives a gay team.
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K is the village Kirk,
With a very tall spire,

L is a lazy Lout,
A loafer, and a liar.

M is a Miser,
Covetous and mean;

N is a Newsboy,
Bright, witty, and keen.
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O is the farmer's Ox,
That is fattened for beef;

P is the Parson,
Whose sermons are brief.

Q is old Quilp,
Who was fond of flip;

R is a Rascal,
Who deserves the whip.
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S is a large Ship,
That crosses the main;

T is a Tailor,
Who labors for gain.

U is an Umbrella,
That protects us from rain;

V is a Vagabond,
Vile, vicious, and vain.
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W is a deep Well,
Dug no one knows when;

X is a letter, which
Often stands for Ten.

Y is a Yak,
A fourfooted beast;

Z is Zenobia,
The queen of the east.

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.