A, is like the meridian — it is in the middle of day.
B, is like a hot fire — it makes oil boil.
C, is like an old maid’s wish — it puts age into a cage.
D, is like a fallen angel — dd it to evil, it makes devil.
E, is like the end of time — it begins eternity.
G, is like wisdom — it is the beginning of greatness and goodness.
H, is like the dying words of Adams — it is the end of earth.
J, is like the end of Spring — it is the beginning of June.
K, is very like a pig’s tail — it is the last end of pork.
L, is like giving away a sweet heart — it makes over a lover.
Alton Telegraph and Democratic Review (Alton, Illinois) Aug 17, 1849