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


Set 6. A was an Ass

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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 Ass, hard la-den with Goods./ b/ Was a Bear, and Liv'd in the Woods.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[2] C and D

Transcription:

c/ Was a Cat that Kill'd Rats in the night./ d/ Was a snarling old Dog that would bite.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[3] E and F

Transcription:

e/ Was an E-le-phant fifty years old,/ f/ Was a Fowl-er as Craf-ty as bold.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[4] G and H

Transcription:

g/ Was a Goat and Liv'd on the Hills,/ h/ Was a Horse car-ry'd Bags to the Mill.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[5] I and K

Transcription:

i/ Was a Jack-daw, wou'd prate like a Pie,/ k/ Was a Kite that flew up very high.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[6] L and M

Transcription:

l/ Was a Leo-pard all spot-ted with grey,/ m/ Was a monk-fish that liv'd in the Sea.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[7] N and O

Transcription:

n/ Was a Night-in-gale and Sung in the spring,/ o/ Was an Owl, and an ill look-ing thing.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[8] P and Q

Transcription:

p/ Was a Par-rot could chat-ter and prate,/ q/ Was a Quail and pip'd ear-ly and late.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[9] R and S

Transcription:

r/ Was a Rob-ber and dy'd by the Rope,/ s f fs [all are shown]/ Was a sultan as great as the Pope.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[10] T and V

Transcription:

t/ Was a Tay-lor a lover of Apes,/ v/ Was a Vi-per in diff-er-ent shapes.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[11] W and X

Transcription:

w/ Was a Wolf, both cun-ning and bold/ x/ Was Xan-tip-pe a ter-ri-ble Scold.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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[12] Y and Z

Transcription:

y/ Was a Young-ster that drove a Woo-Gee,/ z/ Was Za-che-us that got up the Tree.

Dimensions:

8.2 x 10 cm

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