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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.

[Illustration]

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