Diddily Dee Dot's Dreamland for Children Everywhere
Sun, 21 Jun 2015
A is for Archer, but who is B for
do love alphabets they bring out the artist in me. I canít draw but I
can find images and hopefully latch them to the rhyme or poem. This
specific one has no name other than
A was an Archer.
was written around circa 1700, by whom we shall probably never know. It
is in quite a few books but I took this from the Oxford Book of
Childrenís Verse, which is a must buy for all children who love verse
both long and short. An ideal Birthday or Christmas Present or better
still a Graduation to Junior, Middle of Senior Gift.
A was an Archer, and shot at a frog,
B was a Blindman, and led by a dog.
C was a Cutpurse, and lived in disgrace,
D was a Drunkard, and had a red face.
E was an Eater, a glutton was he,
F was a Fighter, and fought with a flea.
G was a Giant, and pulled down a house,
H was a Hunter, and hunted a mouse.
I was an Ill man, and hated by all,
K was a Knave, and he robbed great and small.
L was a Liar, and told many lies,
M was a Madman, and beat out his eyes.
N was a Nobleman, nobly born,
O was an Ostler, and stole horsesí corn.
P was a Pedlar, and sold many pins,
Q was a Quarreller, and broke both his shins.
R was a Rogue, and ran about town,
S was a Sailor, a man of renown.
T was a Tailer, and lavishly bent,
U was a Usurer, took ten per cent.
W was a Writer, and money he earned,
X was one Xenophon, prudent and learníd.
Y was a Yeoman, and worked for his bread,
Z was one Zeno the Great, but heís dead.
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