A was an archer, who shot at a frog.
B was a butcher, and had a great dog.
C was a captain, all covered with lace.
D was a duncehead, and had a red face.
E was an esquire, with pride on his brow.
F was a farmer, and followed the plow.
G was a gamester, who had but ill luck.
H was a hunter, and hunted a buck.
I was an innkeeper, who loved to carouse.
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 girl, and went about town.
P was a parson, and wore a black gown.
Q was a queen, who wore a silk slip.
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 a 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 poor harmless fool.