« PreviousContinue »
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.
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.
M ISTRESS MARY, quite contrary, MI How does your garden grow? With cockle-shells, and silver bells,
And pretty maids all a row.