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Teacher with alphabet


ONE, two, three,
I love coffee,
And Billy loves tea.
How good you be,
One, two, three,
I love coffee,
And Billy loves tea.

A, B, C, tumble down D,
The cat's in the cupboard and can't see me.

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F for fig, J for jig,
   And N for knuckle bones,
I for John the waterman,
    And S for sack of stones.

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 !
I caught a hare alive ;
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10 !
I let her go again.

GREAT A, little a,
    Bouncing B !
The cat's in the cupboard,
    And she can't see.

ONE's none ;
Two's some ;
Three's a many ;
Four's a penny ;
Five is a little hundred.

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[Tom Thumb's alphabet.]
A was an archer, and shot at a frog,
B was a butcher, and kept a bull-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 hunted a buck.
I was an innkeeper, who lov'd to bouse,
J was a joiner, and built up a house.
K was 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 good 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 an usurer, a miserable elf.
V was a vintner, who drank all himself.
W was a watchman, and guarded the door,
X was expensive, and so became poor.
Y was a youth, that did not love school,
Z was a zany, a silly old fool.

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A was an apple-pie ;
B bit it ;
C cut it ;
D dealt it ;
E eat it ;
F fought for it ;
G got it ;
H had it ;
J joined it ;
K kept it ;
L longed for it ;
M mourned for it ;
N nodded at it ;
O opened it ;
P peeped in it ;
Q quartered it ;
R ran for it ;
S stole it ;
T took it ;
[Handwritten entry] U upset it ;
V viewed it ;
W wanted it ;
X, Y, Z, and &, all wish'd for a piece in hand.

MISS one, two, and three could never agree,
While they gossiped round a tea-caddy.

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ONE, two,
Buckle my shoe ;
Three, four,
Shut the door ;
Five, six,
Pick up sticks ;
Seven, eight,
Lay them straight ;
Nine, ten,
A good fat hen ;
Eleven, twelve,
Who will delve ?
Thirteen, fourteen,
Maids a courting ;
Fifteen, sixteen,
Maids a kissing ;
Seventeen, eighteen,
Maids a waiting ;
Nineteen, twenty,
My stomach's empty.

PAT-A-CAKE, pat-a-cake, baker's man !
So I will, master, as fast as I can :
Pat it, and prick it, and mark it with T,
Put in the oven for Tommy and me.

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A, B, C, and D,
Pray playmates agree.
E, F, and G,
Well so it shall be.
J, K, and L,
In peace we will dwell.
M, N, and O,
To play let us go.
P, Q, R, and S,
Love may we possess.
W, X, and Y,
Will not quarrel or die.
Z, and &,
Go to school at command.

APPLE-PIE, pudding, and pancake,
All begins with an A.