A was an archer
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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.