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. right here, after one hundred forty years, is the unique variation of A booklet of Nonsense, from the unique publishers. entire with Lear's personal awesome illustrations, this treasure trove of nonsense is bound to carry readers spellbound for generations extra!
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There was an Old Person of Sparta, who had twenty-five sons and one daughter; He fed them on snails, and weighed them in scales, That wonderful person of Sparta. A book of nonsense 53 There was an Old Man at a casement, who held up his hands in amazement; When they said, “Sir! ” That incipient Old Man at a casement. ” That distressing old person of Burton. There was an Old Person of Ems, who casually fell in the Thames; And when he was found, they said he was drowned, That unlucky Old Person of Ems.
A book of nonsense 53 There was an Old Man at a casement, who held up his hands in amazement; When they said, “Sir! ” That incipient Old Man at a casement. ” That distressing old person of Burton. There was an Old Person of Ems, who casually fell in the Thames; And when he was found, they said he was drowned, That unlucky Old Person of Ems. There was an Old Person of Ewell, who chiefly subsisted on gruel; But to make it more nice, he inserted some mice, Which refreshed that Old Person of Ewell.
But she cried out—“O lack! ” Which distressed that Old Man of Jamaica. There was an old person of Dutton, whose head was so small as a button; So to make it look big, he purchased a wig, And rapidly rushed about Dutton. A book of nonsense 40 There was a Young Lady of Tyre, who swept the loud chords of a lyre; At the sound of each sweep, she enraptured the deep, And enchanted the city of Tyre. There was an Old Man who said, “Hush! ” 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.
Book of Nonsense (Routledge Classics) by Edward Lear