Edward Lear

Edward Lear

Edward Lear (12 May 1812, Holloway[1][2] – 29 January 1888, Sanremo) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, now known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised.
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Limerick There was an Old Person of Wick

There was an Old Person of Wick,
Who said, 'Tick-a-Tick,
Tick-a-Tick;
Chickabee,

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Limerick There was a Young Lady of Turkey

There was a Young Lady of Turkey,
Who wept when the weather was murky;
When the day turned out fine,
She ceased to repine,

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Limerick There Was an Old Man with a Beard

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, 'It is just as I feared
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,

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Limerick There was a Young Lady of Portugal

There was a Young Lady of Portugal,
Whose ideas were excessively nautical:
She climbed up a tree,
To examine the sea,

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

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The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,

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Limerick There was an Old Man of Calcutta

There was an Old Man of Calcutta,
Who perpetually ate bread and butter;
Till a great bit of muffin,
On which he was stuffing,

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The Duck and the Kangaroo

Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,"Good gracious
how you hop
Over the fields and the water too,
As if you never would stop

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LimerickThere was a Young Lady of Clare

There was a Young Lady of Clare,
Who was sadly pursued by a bear;
When she found she was tired,
She abruptly expired,

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Limerick There Was an Old Man in a Tree

There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a bee
When they said "Does it buzz
"He replied "Yes, it does

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Limerick There was an Old Person of Chili

There was an Old Person of Chili,
Whose conduct was painful and silly,
He sate on the stairs,
Eating apples and pears,

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LimerickThere was a Young Lady of Lucca

There was a Young Lady of Lucca,
Whose lovers completely forsook her;
She ran up a tree,
And said, 'Fiddle-de-dee

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Limerick There was an Old Man who when little

There was an Old Man who, when little,
Fell casually into a Kettle;
But, growing too stout,
He could never get out,

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Limerick There was an old man on the Border

There was an old man on the Border, Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat, Which vexed all the folks on the Border
Composition date is unknown - the above date represents the first publication date<...

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Limerick There was an Old Man of Peru

There was an Old Man of Peru,
Who never knew what he should do;
So he tore off his hair,
And behaved like a bear,

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Limerick There was an old man of Tobago

There was an old man of Tobago,
Who lived on rice, gruel and
Till, much to his bliss,
His physician said this -To a leg, sir, of mutton you may go

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The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo

I On the Coast of
Where the early pumpkins blow,
In the middle of the woods Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò
Two old chairs, and half a candle,—One old jug without a handle,— These were all his worldly goods: In the middle of the woods, T...

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