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From A, the great Leader, to Z in the rear,
The names of “OUR SCHOOL-BOYS” shall quickly appear;
The characters too, we shall faithfully tell,
Of those who act BADLY and those who act WELL;
That all little boys an example may take,
To copy the GOOD and the BAD to forsake.
B is BOB BOOBY,—how sulky his look!
Whom nobody loves, for he loves not his book;
When call’d, by the Usher, to spell or to read,
He whimpering cries, ” I don’t know it indeed!”
The rod and fool’s cap he has had in their turn,
But Bob seems resolved that he never will learn.