Mother's Picture Alphabet, Page 39
Here, give the lad this, and let dear baby see;
How ho stares at the figures in Wonder and glee!
O begins Orange, a fruit you well know.
Oak, the strong tree on which acorns do grow.
Ostrich, a bird whose fine feathers we prize.
Onions, that Jane of the greengrocer buys.
Owl, a strange bird, that at night loves to hoot.
Opossum, an animal; Olive, a fruit.
Omnibus – how I should like a long ride,
If dear Uncle George could but sit by my side!
Oyster, whose shells are collected by boys,
And made into grottoes with shouting and noise.
Order, – arrangement; by method and rule.
Oscar, the boy that we met with at school.
Oats, that the Ostler gives Jack every day.
Otter, that loves in the water to play.
Obelisk, too, a tall pillar of stone,
Inscribed with the deeds that our great men have done.