You’re going out to tea today,
Be careful what you do;
Let all accounts that I shall hear,
Be pleasant ones, of you.
Don’t spill your tea, or gnaw your bread,
And don’t tease one another;
And Fanny mustn’t talk too much,
Or quarrel with her brother.
Now mind your manners, children five,
Attend to what I say;
and then perhaps, I’ll let you go,
Again, another day.