# A, B, C.

A is an Angel of blushing eighteen:

B is the Ball where the Angel was seen:

C is her Chaperone, who cheated at cards:

D is the Deuxtemps, with Frank of the Guards:

E is the Eye which those dark lashes cover:

F is the Fan it peeped wickedly over:

G is the Glove of superlative kid:

H is the Hand which it spitefully hid:

I is the Ice which spent nature demanded:

J is the Juvenile who hurried to hand it:

K is the Kerchief, a rare work of art:

L is the Lace which composed the chief part.

M is the old Maid who watch'd the girls dance:

N is the Nose she turned up at each glance:

O is the Olga (just then in its prime):

P is the Partner who wouldn't keep time:

Q 's a Quadrille, put instead of the Lancers:

R the Remonstrances made by the dancers:

S is the Supper, where all went in pairs:

T is the Twaddle they talked on the stairs:

U is the Uncle who 'thought we'd be going':

V is the Voice which his niece replied 'No' in:

W is the Waiter, who sat up till eight:

X is his Exit, not rigidly straight:

Y is a Yawning fit caused by the Ball:

Z stands for Zero, or nothing at all.

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