By Edward Lear
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A book of nonsense 56 There was an Old Man, on whose nose, most birds of the air could repose; But they all flew away, at the closing of day, Which relieved that Old Man and his nose. There was a Young Lady of Clare, who was sadly pursued by a bear; When she found she was tired, she abruptly expired, That unfortunate Lady of Clare.
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.
There was an Old Person of Mold, who shrank from sensations of cold; So he purchased some muffs, some furs and some fluffs, And wrapped himself from the cold. A book of nonsense 25 There was an Old Man of Nepaul, from his horse had a terrible fall; But, though split quite in two, by some very strong glue, They mended that Man of Nepaul. ” That doubtful old Man of th’ Abruzzi. A book of nonsense 26 There was an Old Person of Rhodes, who strongly objected to toads; He paid several cousins, to catch them by dozens, That futile Old Person of Rhodes.
Book of Nonsense (Routledge Classics) by Edward Lear