Footsteps on the Road to Learning; The Alphabet in Rhyme

Footsteps on the Road to Learning;
The Alphabet in Rhyme

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FOOTSTEPSON THEROAD TO LEARNING; OR THE Alphabet in Rhyme.
1850

 

 

 

 

FOOTSTEPSON THEROAD TO LEARNING; OR THE ALPHABET IN RHYME.  

 

 

I've got a new Book, full of fine pictures, too!And now I will try to read it all through;Thus showing Mamma how good I can be,And how well I remember my A, B, C, D.

 


 

 

 

 

ASS—BOY—COT—DAME

 

 

 

 

THE ALPHABET IN RHYME.
 

Aa Bb Aa Bb Bb

A is for Ass, for Ape, and for Ark,As well as for Ant and for Ann;B is for Boy, for Bat, and for Bark,For Bag, and for Bed, and for Bran.
 

Cc Cc Dd Dd

C is for Cow, for Calf, and for Cart,For Cot, and for Cat, and for Cake;D is for Dog, for Dame, and for Dart,And also for Duck and for Drake.

 

 

EAR—FIRE—GIRL—HAT.

 

 

 

Ee Ee Ff Ff

E is for Eye, for Ear and for East,For Elk, and for Eel, and for End;F is for Fire, for Fan, and for Feast,For Fox, and for Frank, and for Friend.
 

Gg Gg Hh Hh

G is for Girl, for Grate, and for Gull;For Go, and for Gun, and for Gate,H is for Hen, for Hop, and for Hull,For Hat, and for Hut, and for Hate.

 

 

ILL—JOHN—KITE—LADS

 

 

 

Ii Ii Jj Jj

I is for Ink, for Idler, for Inn,For Ibex, for Ice, and for 1ll;J is for Jug, for John, and for Jim,For Jig, and for Jack, and for Jill.
 

Kk Kk Ll Ll

K is for Kite, for Kid, and for Key,For Kiss, and for Keg, and for Keep;L is for Lamb, for Lad, and for Lee,For Lip, and for Leg, and for Leap.

 

 

MASK—NOSE—OLD—PLAY

 

 

 

Mm Mm Nn Nn

M is for Mask, for Mary, and Mail,For Man, and for Map, and for Moon;N is for Nose, for Net, and for Nail,For Nut, and for Nest, and for Noon.
 

Oo Oo Pp Pp

O is for Old, for Owl, and for Out,For Ox, and for Oar, and for Oak;P is for Play, for Pin, and for Pout,And also for Pen, Pig, and Pork.

 

 

QUIET—RABBIT—SEE—TREE.

 

 

 

Qq Qq Rr Rr

Q is for Quiet, for Quiver, and Quill,For Quick, and for Queen, and for Quack;R is for Rabbit, for Rat, and for Rill,For Rose, and for Ring, and for Rack.
 

Ss Ss Tt Tt

S is for See, for Ship, and for Shop,For Sister, for Star and for Sun;T is for Tree, for Ten, and for Top,For Tub, and for Toad, and for Tun.

 

 

URCHINS—VEND—WAGON.

 

 

 

Uu Uu Vv Vv

U is for Urchin, for Urus, for Urn,For Use, and for Up, and for Us;V is for Vend, for Visit, and Vein,For Vine, and for Vat, and for Vice.
 

Ww Ww Xx Xx

W is for Wagon, for Wig, and for Wing,For Whale, and for Wine, and for Wrist,X is for Xerxes, a famous old king,But for words not a very long list.

 

 

YOUTH—YOUNG—ZEPHYR.

 

 

 

Yy Yy Zz Zz

Y is for Yoke, for You and for Yell,For Youth, and for Year, and for Yeast;Z is for Zebra, for Zany, and Zeal,For Zephyr, for Zone, and for Zest.

& and & and

& is a character often times used,In place of the word A-N-D,And though not a letter 'tis never refusedA place in the A-B-C.

 

 

The twenty-six letters have now all been named,And I hope you will learn them at once;Indeed, if you don't you will need be ashamedTo be known for a very great dunce....