A Book of Nonsense (Routledge Classics) (Volume 12) by Edward Lear

By Edward Lear

From the benighted outdated guy with a Beard to the erudite Perpendicular crimson Polly, Edward Lear's international is inhabited through a bewildering number of oddities. one of many world's so much enjoyed writers, Lear's verse has extremely joyful complete generations of readers. right here, after a hundred and forty years, is the unique version of A booklet of Nonsense, from the unique publishers. whole with Lear's personal amazing illustrations, this treasure trove of nonsense is bound to carry readers spellbound for generations extra!

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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.

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. ” That provoking Young Lady of Parma. There was an Old Man of Aôsta, who possessed a large Cow, but he lost her; But they said, “Don’t you see, she has rushed up a tree?

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.

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