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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.

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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.


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