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FOOTSTEPS ON THE ROAD TO LEARNING;

OR THE

Alphabet in Rhyme.

1850

FOOTSTEPS ON THE ROAD TO LEARNING;

OR THE ALPHABET IN RHYME.

[Illustration]

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.

[Illustration: ASS--BOY--COT--DAME]

THE ALPHABET IN RHYME.

[Illustration: APE. BOY.]

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.

* * * * *

[Illustration: COW. DOG.]

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.

[Illustration: EAR--FIRE--GIRL--HAT.]

[Illustration: ELK. FROG.]

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.

* * * * *

[Illustration: GIRL. HORSE.]

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.

[Illustration: ILL--JOHN--KITE--LADS]

[Illustration: IBEX. JACKAL.]

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.

* * * * *

[Illustration: KITE. LAMB.]

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.

[Illustration: MASK--NOSE--OLD--PLAY]

[Illustration: MAN. NEST.]

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.

* * * * *

[Illustration: OX. PLOW.]

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.

[Illustration: QUIET--RABBIT--SEE--TREE.]

[Illustration: QUINCE. ROSE.]

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.

* * * * *

[Illustration: SNAKE. TUB.]

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.

[Illustration: URCHINS--VEND--WAGON.]

[Illustration: URUS. VINE.]

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.

* * * * *

[Illustration: WHALE. XERXES.]

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.

[Illustration: YOUTH--YOUNG--ZEPHYR.]

[Illustration: YOKE. ZEBRA.]

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 refused
A 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 ashamed
To be known for a very great dunce.

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