Twenty Froggies

FroggieTwenty Froggies was written by Englishman George Cooper in the 19th century as a poem…

Twenty froggies went to school
Down beside a rushy pool;
Twenty little coats of green,
Twenty vests all white and clean.

“We must be on time,’ said they,
“First we study, then we play;
That is how we keep the rule,
When we froggies go to school”.

Master Bullfrog, grave and stern,
Called the classes in their turn;
Taught them how to nobly strive,
Likewise how to leap and dive.

From his seat upon a log,
Showed them how to say, “Ker-chog!”
Also how to dodge a blow
From the sticks which bad boys throw.

Twenty froggies grew up fast;
Bullfrogs they became at last.
Not one dunce was in the lot,
Not one lesson they forgot.

Polished in a high degree,
As each froggie ought to be,
Now they sit on other logs,
Teaching other little frogs.

Posted in Education, English, Entertainment.

One Comment

  1. After considerable searching, this is the only example of Cooper’s poem that I was able to find on the Web that has ALL the verses and all the verses CORRECT. Thank you.

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