A big thank you to my magnifying glass:
This is the Duchess of EegswichShe’s not very handsome and not very rich.She’s a kind wit soul who never bears maliceAnd lives next door but use to Alice.
This is the cook. She’s not much on looksAnd she puts too much pepper in all that she cooks.Her temper is high, and her tongue is quite tartBut in spite of all this, she has got a good heart.
This is Miss Alice. If you will believe usShe doesn’t intend to be always mischievous.But somehow or other – just chance we suppose -There’s always some trouble wherever she goes.
This is her cat, a good-natured creature.In Alice’s ‘ventures a prominent feature.Care may kill cats, but it won’t kill the CatFor his motto has always been “Laugh and be fat.”
This is the Lobster. You’ll find he will passFor a very intelligent one of his class.From a glance at his make up you’ll easily guessHe’s inclined to be somewhat genteel in his dress.
This is the carpenter. He will attendIn Alice’s ’ventures as neighbor and friend.And like the good Duchess, he never hears maliceIn spite of the pranks played upon him by Alice.
There are a few words that I wondered about, but this is pretty close to what is printed.