A was an archer

Beauties of English Index

A was an archer who shot at a frog.

B was a butcher and kept 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 insolent brow.

F was a farmer and followed the plough.

G was a gamester who had but ill-luck.

H was a hunter and hunting a buck.

I was an inkeeper who loved to bouse.

J was a joiner and built up a house;

K was a King William once governed this land.

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, wench and went about town.

P was a parson and wore a black gown.

Q was a queen who was fond of flip.

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 a usurer a miserable elf.

V was a vinter who drank all himself.

W was a watchman and guarded the door.

X was a expensive and so became poor.

Y was a youth who did not love school.

Z was a zany, a silly old fool.

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