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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.

was a Youth, that did not love school, Z was a Zany, a poor harmless fool.

AWAS an apple-pie;

1 B bit it;
C cut it;
D dealt it;
E ate it;
F fought for it;
G got it;
H had it;
I joined it;
K kept it;
L longed for it;
M mourned for it;
N nodded at it;
O opened it;

P peeped in it;
Q quartered it;
R ran for it;
S stole it;
T took it;
V viewed it;
W wanted it ;
X, Y, Z, and amperse-and,
All wish'd for a piece in hand.

DAT-A-CAKE, pat-a-cake, baker's man!
T (So I will, master), as fast as I can :
Pat it, and prick it, and mark it with T,
Put in the oven for Tommy and me


ULTIPLICATION is vexation,
M Division is as bad;
The Rule of Three doth puzzle me,

And Practice drives me mad.

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DOCTOR FAUSTUS was a good man,

D He whipt his scholars now and then ; When he whipp'd them he made them dance, Out of Scotland into France, Out of France into Spain, And then he whipp'd them back again!

A DILLER, a dollar,
A A ten o'clock scholar,
What makes you come so soon?
You used to come at ten o'clock,
But now you come at noon.

W HEN V and I together meet,

V V They make the number Six compleat. When I with V doth meet once more, Then 'tis they Two can make but Four. And when that V from I is gone, Alas! poor I can make but One.

THIRTY days hath September

1 April, June, and November
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting leap-year, that's the time
When February’s days are twenty-nine.

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M ISTRESS MARY, quite contrary, MI How does your garden grow? With cockle-shells, and silver bells,

And pretty maids all a row.

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