By Edward Lear
From the benighted previous guy with a Beard to the erudite Perpendicular crimson Polly, Edward Lear's global is inhabited through a bewildering number of oddities. one of many world's such a lot enjoyed writers, Lear's verse has thrilled entire generations of readers. the following, after one hundred forty years, is the unique variation of A publication of Nonsense, from the unique publishers. entire with Lear's personal impressive illustrations, this treasure trove of nonsense is bound to carry readers spellbound for generations extra!
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A book of nonsense 43 There was an Old Man with a beard, who sat on a horse when he reared; But they said, “Never mind! ” There was an Old Man of the West, who never could get any rest; So they set him to spin, on his nose and his chin, Which cured that Old Man of the West. A book of nonsense 44 There was an Old Person of Anerly, whose conduct was strange and unmannerly; He rushed down the Strand, with a Pig in each hand, But returned in the evening to Anerley. There was a Young Lady of Troy, whom several large flies did annoy; Some she killed with a thump, some she drowned at the pump, And some she took with her to Troy.
He replied—“Not at all! ” A book of nonsense 41 There was an Old Man of the East, who gave all his children a feast; But they all eat so much, and their conduct was such, That it killed that Old Man of the East. There was an Old Man of Kamschatka, who possessed a remarkably fat cur; His gait and his waddle, were held as a model, To all the fat dogs in Kamschatka. A book of nonsense 42 There was an Old Man of the Coast, who placidly sat on a post; But when it was cold, he relinquished his hold, And called for some hot buttered toast.
A book of nonsense 32 There was an Old Person of Cromer, who stood on one leg to read Homer; When he found he grew stiff, he jumped over the cliff, Which concluded that Person of Cromer. There was an Old Person of Troy, whose drink was warm brandy and soy; Which he took with a spoon, by the light of the moon, In sight of the city of Troy. A book of nonsense 33 There was an Old Man of the Dee, who was sadly annoyed by a flea; When he said, “I will scratch it,”— they gave him a hatchet. Which grieved that Old Man of the Dee.