Nonsense Poems

Nonsense Poems

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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!
It’s a regular brute of a Bee."
Generations of children and adults have delighted in the whimsical poems of Edward Lear (1812-88). And, despite his achievements as a noted English landscape painter and illustrator of animal life, Lear today is best known for his delightful volumes of nonsense verse. This work spanned several decades — from the first charming lines he wrote in the 1830s for the children of the Earl of Derby to his last collection of poems, published in 1877.
This volume contains a rich sampling of Lear’s inspired nonsense, including more than 90 delightful limericks as well as a choice selection of longer poems along with the amusing illustrations he drew for each. Among these are such classics as "The Owl and the Pussy-cat," and "The Jumblies" as well as a number of lesser-known but equally charming selections: "Calico Pie," "The Duck and the Kangaroo," "Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly," "The Daddy Long-legs and the Fly," "The Broom, the Shovel, The Poker, and the Tongs," "Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Spider" and "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bó."
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 132 x 209 x 7mm | 85g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486280314
  • 9780486280318
  • 313,749

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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!
It's a regular brute of a Bee."
Generations of children and adults have delighted in the whimsical poems of Edward Lear (1812-88). And, despite his achievements as a noted English landscape painter and illustrator of animal life, Lear today is best known for his delightful volumes of nonsense verse. This work spanned several decades -- from the first charming lines he wrote in the 1830s for the children of the Earl of Derby to his last collection of poems, published in 1877.
This volume contains a rich sampling of Lear's inspired nonsense, including more than 90 delightful limericks as well as a choice selection of longer poems along with the amusing illustrations he drew for each. Among these are such classics as "The Owl and the Pussy-cat," and "The Jumblies" as well as a number of lesser-known but equally charming selections: "Calico Pie," "The Duck and the Kangaroo," "Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly," "The Daddy Long-legs and the Fly," "The Broom, the Shovel, The Poker, and the Tongs," "Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Spider" and "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bó."
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Table of contents

Contents
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There was an Old Man of Dee-side
There was an Old Man with a nose .
There was an Old Man on a hill .
There was an Old Man at a casement
There was an Old Person of Burton.
There was an Old Man ofth' Abruzzi
There was an Old Person of Ewell
There was an Old Man of Aosta . .
There was a Young Lady of Poole
There was an Old Man of Thames Ditton.
There was an Old Man ofWhitehaven.
There was an Old Man of Marseilles
There was an Old Person of Slough.
There was an Old Person of Fife. .
There was an Old Person of Crowle.
There was an Old Person in gray. .
There was a Young Lady of Greenwich
There was an Old Man in a tree . . .
There was an Old Man of Melrose.
There was an Old Man with a beard
There was a Young Lady of Ryde .
There was an Old Person ofJodd .
There was a Young Lady of Norway
There was a Young Lady of Hull
There was an Old Person of Rimini
There was an Old Person of Rye .
There was an Old Man, who when little.
There was an Old Man at a Junction. .
There was an Old Man, on whose nose .
There was an Old Person of Bray .
There is a Young Lady, whose nose
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There was an Old Man of Messina.
There was an Old Man who said, "How"
There was an Old Man in a pew. . .
There was a Young Person of Bantry
There was an Old Person of Basing
There was an Old Lady of Prague
There was an Old Person of Sparta
There was an Old Person of Dover
There was an Old Person of Anerley
There was an Old Man of Dundee
There was an Old Man of the North
There was an Old Person of Prague
There was an Old Man of Apulia
There was an Old Person of Chili
There was an Old Man in a tree
There was an Old Lady of Chertsey
There was a Young Lady of Lucca
There was a Young Lady of Wales
There was an Old Man in a boat
There was an Old Person of Icldey
There was an Old Man of the West
There was an Old Person of Woking
There was an Old Lady of France
There was an Old Person of Gretna
There was an Old Person of Bree
There was an Old Man of Toulouse
There was a Young Girl of Majorca
There was a Young Lady whose nose
There was an Old Man in a Marsh
There was an Old Person of Brill
There was an Old Person of Wick
There was an Old Man with a beard
There was a Young Lady of Portugal
There was a Young Lady of Welling
There was an Old Man of Kamschatka
There was an Old Man who said, "Hush!"
There was a Young Lady of Tyre
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There was a Young Lady whose chin.
There was an Old Man of Kilkenny
There was an Old Man with a flute.
There was an Old Man of the Coast
There was an Old Man in a barge
There was a Young Lady of Dorking
There was an Old Man of the Isles.
There was an Old Man of the Hague
There was a Young Lady in blue
There was an Old Person of Nice
There was an Old Person of Tring
There was an Old Person of Ealing
There was an Old Man of Coblenz
There was a Young Lady whose bonnet.
There was an Old Man of Dunrose
There was an Old Person of Putney
There was an Old Man of Three Bridges
There was an Old Man on the Border
There was an Old Man who said, "Well!"
There was an Old Person of Hove
There was an Old Man in a garden
There was a Young Lady of Bute
There was an Old Man who supposed
There was a Young Lady whose eyes
There was an Old Man of the Wrekin
There was an Old Man of the West.
Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly
The Owl and the Pussy-cat
The Duck and the Kangaroo
The Daddy Long-legs and the Fly
The Jurnblies
Calico Pie
The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker, and the Tongs
Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Sparrow
The Table and the Chair
The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo
The Nutcrackers and the Sugar-tongs
The Quangle Wangle's Hat
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