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The history of little Tom Tucker [unknown] [1820?]

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21STOE TT
OF
"JTTLE TOM TUCKER,
This is little Tom Tucker,
That sung for his Supper.
YORK:
J. Kendrew, Printer^ Colliergate*
 TOM TUCKER.
Little Tom Tucker,
Sing for your supper,
What shall I sing for ?
White bread and butter.
How shall I cut it,
Without a knife ;
And how shall I marry
Without ever a wife ?
 4
TOM   TUCKER.
Tho* little Tom Tucker,
Loved white bread and butter,
He did not love learning his book ;
So when he went to school,
They drest him like a fool,
With a cap on his head, only look.
TOM   TUCKER.
5
Tom loved playing at top,
And often would stop
For to have a game in the street ;
Tho' he knew 'twas a fault,
And if he was caught.
He well might expect to be beat.
 6
TOM TUCKER.
TOM TUCKER.
He loved for to play
By night or by day,
He could trundle  the hoop very
well,
But though he knew better,
Than to learn one letter,
For fear they should learn him to spell
A man from the fair,
Came by with a bear,
With  a  monkey  that rode  upon
bruin ;
Tom followed to see,
More blocked was he.
For it caus'd him to play the truant.
At home he got blame,
When next morning came,
To school he went creeping quite
sad.
 8
TOM TUCKER*
TOM TUCKER.
Where his roaster did flog,
And chain him to a log.
For being so naughty a lad,
Says Tom, this won't do,
I'm a dunce it is true,
All   boys  that   c$n  read  are  my
betters;
So he learnt A, B, C,
Am* D, E, F, G,
And sqou all the rest of his letters.
Then Tom learned to spell,
And went to school well,
With satchel and books at his back;
No more would he stay
To play by the way,
With Ned, Bill, Harry, or Jack.
 10
TOM TUCKER.
TOM TUCKER.
11
Then Tom learnt to read,
Quite pretty indeed,
And very soon after to write;
Now Tom was so good,
He might play when he would,
Without being put in a fright.
Tom kept learning his book,
And cheerful did look,
Of the fool's cap no longer in fear ;
Got his master's good word,
Was head scholar preferr'd,
And the above fine medal to wear.
 12
TOM TUCKER.
TOM TUCKER,
He had a whip and a top,
Bought for him at the shop,
And a great many playthings beside,
And his father with joy,
Bid him keep a good boy,
And he should have a horse for to
ride.
This horse he soon got,
That could amble and trot,
Only see how he gallops along;
He always at ease is,
And does as he pleases,
But takes care he never does wrong
 14
TOM   TUCKER.
TOM   TUCKER.
15
One clay he was out
And walking about,
He met an old woman quite poor,
He gave her all his pence,
She returned him her thanks,
And   hoped  he soon would have
more.
One sun shining day,
He met a lady gay,
And he being grown a smart youth,
He asked her to marry,
Not long did she tarry,
For Tom promised   he'd   love her
with truth.
 16
TOM   TUCKER,
Now Tom's got a wife,
And Tom's got a knife,
And Tom can sit down to his supper $
As blest as a kin**,
And each night can sing,
After eating his white bread and
butter.
3,    KENDREW,    PRINTER,    YORK*

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