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The Thistle
(1908)

[Seniors],   pp. [9]-[11]


Page [11]

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EXCEEDINGLY wise was Miss WinnIS for Algebra, stiff and hard, 
Who said, as she hushed down the din,        That always appears on the Freshmans'
"If your poem's complete,                        card; 
With plenty of feet.                        B is for Botany, and it is a
delight 
To The Herald 'twill be handed in."          To study plants from morning
till night. 
C is for Composition, try as we will, 
In this class there's a fellow named Joe.    All classes must study the subject
still; 
Who, as poet, could soon make big dough,    D is for Drawing. an elective,
you see, 
But his teacher, Miss Winn,                  Where all who excell in the
arts may be. 
Said: "No, hand it in,                      E is for English, one, two,
three and four, 
As exhibit 'twill make a great show."        It's useful we know, but
sometimes a bore; 
This same poor poet named Joe               F is for French, but all that
we take 
Is a few words in spelling to make us quake. 
Remarked, as the light became low,          G is for German-Geometry, too-
"'Tis getting so late,                       We all are glad when these
subjects are 
A poem to make,                                  truh 
And, then, it's no good, don't you know.         through; 
H is for History, both early and late, 
One of the periods of English literature is  If you think that we like it
you've made a 
the "Perforation Period."                          mistake. 
I and J are not in our course. 
K is for Keeping Books so accurate and neat, 
That in trial balance both sides always meet- 
'                  L is for Latin not many will try, 
They consider the Latin course very dry. 
bis M        try to   lleve          M is for Music, we all like to sing,
But to study music is a different thing; 
1. China is just below us. -                N is for Nothing, a subject all
take, 
2. Geometry is easy and interesting.          And work at it hard, a good
grade to make. 
3. Some day the plaster will quit falling. 
4. That Lewis Weed has quit growing.        0 is for Oratory, when practice
we've had, 
5. That some day the piano may be tuned       The way that we orate is not
at all bad; 
6. That we will have enough boys in our     P is for Physics, where Seniors
do shine, 
High School for athletic sports some time.     In compounding forces and
measuring time. 
Q is for Questions every Friday does bring, 
To the history class till the answers they 
Heard by the teachers after exams:               sing; 
"Oh, thank you!"                           R is for 'Rithmetic,
with long sums in a row, 
"I'm glad I got through."   .                And all short cuts
we ought to know. 
"I didn't expect to get that much."         S is for Speaking we
are made to do 
"I'll give you some candy for that mark."    Before we in English
are counted through; 
Not heard by the teachers:                  T is for Theory and Art, that
is fine, 
"I just got 74; wasn't that mean?"           To help us to teach
little children of thine. 
"She always marks me way down, no mat-      W is for Writing of examinations
and tests, 
ter how well I do."                             We go at these with
much pleasure and zest; 
"I deserve every bit as much as -  does."   U. V. X, Y, Z are to
be added next year 
"I knew she'd fail me; she always does."     If everything else
is perfectly clear. 


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