A Children's Poem
Twenty Froggies was written by Englishman George Cooper in the 19th century as a poem…
Twenty froggies went to school
Down beside a rushing pool
Twenty little coats of green,
Twenty vests all white and clean.
"We must be in time," said they.
"First we study, then we play;
That is how we keep the rule
When we froggies go to school."
Master Bullfrog, brave and stern,
Called the classes in their turn;
Taught them how to nobly strive,
Also how to leap and dive.
Taught them how to dodge a blow
From the stick that bad boys throw.
Twenty froggies grew up fast,
Bullfrogs they became at last.
Polished in a high degree,
As each froggie ought to be,
Now they sit on other logs
Teaching other little frogs
Author: George Cooper (1820-1876)