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Johnson, J. mss., ca. 1740-1759


Set 5. A was an Al-der-man

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Scope Note

Set of 12 unnumbered cards, 2 letters of the alphabet and 2 lines to a card, omitting the letters "j" and "u." Plain uncolored pictures in the center of card. Verso blank. 12 items.


[1] A and B

Transcription:

a/ Was an Al-der-man, in a fine Gown,/ b/ Was a Bar-ber, that Shaved his Crown.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[2] C and D

Transcription:

c/ Was a Cob-ler, and liv'd in a Stall./ d/ Was a Draw-er, Pray Sir do you Call?

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[3] E and F

Transcription:

e/ Was an em-press, en-ro-bed in black./ f/ Was a Fox, with a Goose at his back.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[4] G and H

Transcription:

g/ Was a good man, that bought and sold hogs./ h/ Was a Hunter, quite fond of his Dogs.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[5] I and K

Transcription:

i/ Was an ink-horn, as black as a Crow./ k/ Was a keep-er, and shot at a Doe.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[6] L and M

Transcription:

l/ Was a la-dy, whose beau-ty was frail,/ m/ Was a Monk-key, with-out a-ny Tail.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[7] N and O

Transcription:

n/ Was a naugh-ty Boy....in his dish,/ o/ Was an Ot-ter, that eat up the fish.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[8] P and Q

Transcription:

p/ Was a Py-rate and Rob'd on the Seas./ q/ Was a qua-ker, as stiff as you please.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[9] R and S

Transcription:

r/ Was a Rab-bet, as brisk as a Bee./ s/ Was a Squir-rel, and Tripp'd on a tree.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[10] T and U

Transcription:

t/ Was a Tra-der, and ga-ther'd up pelf./ u/ Was as ug-ly as AEsop him-self.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10cm

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[11] W and X

Transcription:

w/ Was a Wa-ter-man, and ply'd in the Creeks/ x/ Was that Xerx-es that fought with the Greeks

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[12] Y and Z

Transcription:

y/ Was a Yeo-man could Blust-er and strut/ z/ Was a Zea-lot, and liv'd in a Hutt.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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