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G is GEORGE GOSSIP, a tale-bearing youth.
Delighting in fibs, and regardless of truth ;
His schoolfellows dread him, and, seeing him come.
Each lifts up a finger, and all exclaim “Mum !”
For when with his tales he thinks fit to begin,
He dashes away, through thick and through thin.
H is HAL HARDY, all danger he scorns:
He seized a fierce Billy-Goat once by the horns,
Which, rearing, had threaten’d to give Hal a fall,
And seem’d much inclined to wage war on us all:—
“Cry Quarter” said Hal:—the goat could not obey,
But he sprang from his victor, and scamper’d away.