A was an archer

A was an archer, who shot at a frog,

B was a butcher, and had a great dog.

C was a captain, all covered with lace,

D was a drunkard, and had a red face.

E was a squire, with pride on his brow,

F was a farmer, and followed the plow.

G was a gamester, who had but ill-luck,

H was a hunter, and hunted a buck.

I was an innkeeper, who lived to carouse,

J was a joiner, and built a fine house.

K was a king, who governed the land,

L was his 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 girl, who went about town,

P was a parson, and wore a black gown.

Q was a queen, who wore a silk slip,

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 an usurer, a miserable elf,

V was a vintner, who drank all himself.

W was a watchman, who guarded the door,

X was expensive, and so became poor.

Y was a youth, who didn’t love school,

And Z was zany, a poor harmless fool.

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