JF Ptak Science Books Post 1104
Following yesterday's "Occupational Alphabet" post comes A was an Archer, or a New Amusing Alphabet for Children, published in beautiful Newark, New Jersey, in 1844. 10 centimeters tall, this little 16-page pamphlet introduced children to associative memories of alphabets and occupations, accompanied by a rhyming couplet displaying a low quality of half the joined occupation. Thus, "Q" is for "Queen" but "of the lowest degree".
The Archer shot at a frog; the Captain was covered with lace, the Esquire had an insolent brow, the Gamester had ill luck, and so on. It is interesting to note that the Robber was hanged for theft.