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"An ABC for Baby Patriots" (1899) , отсюда , PDF
Автор - Mrs. Ernest Ames (born Mary Frances Leslie Miller, probably in Canada) / Миссис Эрнст Эймс ( урождённая Мэри Френсис Лэсли Миллер , возможно , из Канады )




























































































An ABC for Baby Patriots (1899)

A is the Army
That dies for the Queen;
It’s the very best Army
That ever was seen.


B stands for Battle
By which England’s name
Has for ever been covered
With glory and fame.


C is for Colonies
Rightly we boast,
That of all the great nations
Great Britain has most.


D is the Daring
We show on the Field
Which makes every enemy
Vanish or yield.


E is our Empire
Where sun never sets;
The larger we make it
The bigger it gets.


F is the flag
Which wherever you see
You know that beneath it
You’re happy and free.


G is the Game
We preserve with such care
To shoot, as it gracefully
Flies through the air.


H is for Hunting,
For this you’ve a box,
A thoro bred Hunter,
Some hounds and a fox.


I is for India,
Our land in the East
Where everyone goes
To shoot tigers and feast.


J’s for our judges
Who sit in a row
And send folks to prison
When naughty you know!


K is for Kings,
Once warlike and haughty,
Great Britain subdued them
Because they’d been naughty.


L is the Lion
Who fights for the Crown
His smile when he’s worried
Is changed to a frown.


M is for Magnates
So great and so good,
They sit on gold chairs
And eat Turtle for food.


N is the Navy
We keep at Spithead,
It’s a sight that makes foreigners
Wish they were dead.


O is the Ocean
Where none but a fool
Would ever dare question
Our title to rule.


P is our Parliament,
Commons and Peers,
They will talk if permitted
For months-nay for years.


Q is our Queen!
It fills us with pride
To see the Queen’s coach
When the Queen is inside!

R is the Roast Beef
That has made England great;
You see it here pictured
Each piece on a plate.

S is for Scotland,
The home of the Scot!
It’s wetter than England
And isn’t so hot.

T is the Tub
That an Englishman takes
As a matter of course
Just as soon as he wakes.

U is our Unicorn,
Such a nice beast
His home is here now
Though he comes from the East.

V’s Volunteers
Who can shoot very straight;
They are drilled now and then
Between seven and eight.

W is the Word
Of an Englishman true;
When given it means
What he says, he will do.

X as a rule means
The London Police
Who are paid by the
Country For keeping the peace.

Y is for youngsters
Gilded, and gay,
The newspapers call them
The Jeunesse dorée.

Z is the Zeal
Which is everywhere seen
When a family practises
"God, Save the Queen"


Tags: 1890-е, 1900-е, great britain, КНИГА, антропология, британские учёные, дети, пропаганда, рисунок
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