By Edward Lear
From the benighted outdated guy with a Beard to the erudite Perpendicular crimson Polly, Edward Lear's global is inhabited by way of a bewildering number of oddities. one of many world's so much enjoyed writers, Lear's verse has thrilled entire generations of readers. the following, after a hundred and forty years, is the unique variation of A ebook of Nonsense, from the unique publishers. whole with Lear's personal striking illustrations, this treasure trove of nonsense is certain to carry readers spellbound for generations extra!
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A book of nonsense 28 There was an old Man of Bohemia, whose daughter was christened Euphemia; Till one day, to his grief, she married a thief, Which grieved that old Man of Bohemia. There was an Old Man of Vesuvius, who studied the works of Vitruvius; When the flames burnt his book, to drinking he took, That morbid Old of Vesuvius. A book of nonsense 29 There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, who wished he had never been born; So he sat on a chair, till he died of despair, That dolorous Man of Cape Horn There was an Old Lady whose folly, induced her to sit in a holly; Whereon by a thorn, her dress being torn, She quickly became melancholy.
So they smashed that Old Man of Whitehaven. There was an Old Man of Leghorn, the smallest as ever was born; But quickly snapt up he, was once by a puppy, Who devoured that Old Man of Leghorn. There was an Old Man of the Hague, whose ideas were excessively vague; He built a balloon, to examine the moon, That deluded Old Man of the Hague. A book of nonsense 39 There was an Old Man of Jamaica, who suddenly married a Quaker! 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.
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. 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.