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- This poem was a great pastime for the people long ago and they used to say it around the fire at night and this is it:
A was an archer that shot a frog.
B was a butcher that kept a big dog
C was a captain all covered with lace.
D was a drunkard that had a red face
E was a squire with all pride in his brow
F was a farmer that follows the plough
G was a gambler that had very bad luck
H was hunter that hunted the buck
J was a joiner that built up a house
K was a king that governed the mouse
L was a lady that had a white hand
M was a merchant that lived by his trade
N was a noble man all gallant and gay.
O was an own that could not see day
P was a person that could not bow down
Q was a quaker that lived by the road.
R was a robber that hanged by the rope
S was a sultan as great as the pope
T was a tinker that mended the pot.
V was a minister that had a good shot
W was a watchman that watched by the night
X was the exercise that cross the black sea(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.