A was an Ant

A

A was an Ant
Who seldom stood still,
And he made a small house
On the side of a hill.
a!
Little brown ant!

B

B was a Butterfly
Purple and green,
A more beautiful butterfly
Never was seen.
b!
Butterfly bright!

C

C was a Cobweb
Which caught a small fly,
Who tried to escape
From the spider so sly.
c!
Cobweb and Fly!

D

D was a Duck
With spots on his back,
Who lived in the water
And sometimes said Quack!
d!
Dear little duck!

E

E was an Elephant
Vast as to size,
With tusks and a trunk
And two small squinny eyes!
e!
Elephant's eyes!

F

F was a Fan
Which was purple and green,
The most beautiful fan
That had ever been seen.
f!
Fine little fan!

G

G was a Goat
With a beautiful coat,
But his horns were too curly
Which made him quite surly.
g!
Cross little goat!

H

H was a Hat,
But the brim was too wide,
And the crown was too flat
And all of one side.
h!
What a bad hat!

I

I was some Ice
Which was awfully nice,
But which nobody tasted
And so it was wasted.
i!
Very cold ice!

J

J was some Jujubes
Exceedingly sweet,
And they were (by some persons)
Esteemed quite a treat.
j!
Sweet little jujubes!

K

K was a Kite
Which flew up on high,
All over the houses
And into the sky.
k!
Fly away kite!

L

L was a Lamp
So beauteous and bright,
Which illumined a room
On a very dark night.
l!
Luminous lamp!

M

M was a Mouse
With a very long tail,
But he never went out
In the rain or the hail.
m!
Poor little mouse!

N

N were some Nuts
Which were perfectly brown,
And being quite ripe
They all tumbled down.
n!
Tumble down nuts!

O

O was an Owl
Who objected to light
When he made a great noise
Every hour in the night.
o!
Noisy old owl!

P

P was a Pudding
As round as the moon,
And when it was cut
It was helped with a spoon.
p!
Elegant pudding!

Q

Q was a Quail
With a very short tail,
Having fed upon corn
Ever since he was born.
q!
Queer little quail!

R

R was a Rabbit
Who had a bad habit
Of nibbling the flowers
In the gardens and bowers.
r!
Naughty old rabbit!

S

S was a spoon
Which I certainly think
Was placed in some tea
To assist you to drink.
s!
Silvery spoon!

T

T was a Top
Which turned round and round,
And fell to the ground
With a musical sound.
t!
Turn about top!

U

U was an Urn
With hot water in it,
To bubble and burn
And make tea in a minute.
u!
Useful old urn!

V

V was a Veil
With pink spots upon it,
Tied round with a string
Round a bottle green bonnet.
v!
Very fine veil!

W

W was a Whale
With a dreadful long tail,
Who rushed all so frantic
Across the Atlantic.
w!
Roll about whale!

X

X was King Xerxes
Who more than all Turks is
Renowned for his fashion
Of screaming with passion.
x!
Shocking old Xerxes!

Y

Y was a Yew
Which flourished and grew
By a lovely abode
Quite close to the road.
y!
Dark little yew!

Z

Z was some Zinc
Which caused you to wink
When you saw it so bright
In the summer sunlight.
z!
Pretty bright zinc!
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