Mother's Picture Alphabet, Page 27
Ibex, a creature with horns like a goat.
Inkstand – John writes such a beautiful note!
Ivy, that covers, as though with a screen,
Papa’s garden-wall with its leafage so green.
Island, a place circled round by the sea.
Image-boy – few look so cheerful as he.
Ibis, a bird, that in Egypt, I’ve read,
Was worshipped while living, and honoured when dead
Ice – very wintry and dark is the sky,
But the skaters across it seem almost to fly.
Iceberg, so tall, in the cold Arctic seas.
Icicles – see how they hang from the trees
India, a country far distant from ours.
Iris, too, one of our gay garden flowers.
Invalid, out in his wheel-chair, when fine: –
How thankful I should be if health is but mine
Ivory, hard – tlie great elephant’s teeth,
Idler he’ll never wear honour’s bright wreath.