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W, WISEBOY with pleasure I greet,
For with knowledge no doubt such a youth is replete.
In reading, in spelling, in using the pen,
And casting up figures, he’ll equal some men ;
Nay of grammar itself he knows every rule,—
So you see he’s an honour indeed to our school.
X is our XERXES,—a Captain we boast,
Who like his great namesake might head an armed host;
This honour denied, we yet yield to his rule,
Commander in Chief of the Boys of our School, ;
He marshals our ranks, and he measures each pace,
And puts us about to the right and left face.