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I is young IDLER, whom here you may see,
And his name and his character strictly agree;
At school he’s the last, coming in,—going out,
The last in whatever the boys are about:
If so he continue, ’tis easy to tell
The last he will be in the world to do well.
J is JEM JOLLY, the JESTER, no fool,
Alert when at play and attentive at school;
The life of our sports, and whose juvenile wit
To each in his turn gives a palpable hit;
But as none of his jokes are design’d to give pain.
So none of his playmates are heard to complain.
K is KIT KINDLY, a good-natur’d creature,
Whose kind disposition is seen in each feature.:
His fruit or his cakes after school he’ll divide,
And lay for himself the least portion aside.
To all in distress his benevolence flows,
And all bid ” Heaven bless him 1″ wherever he goes.