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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-Bo."show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 129 x 213.9 x 6.6mm | 77.11g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486280314
  • 9780486280318
  • 327,881

Table of contents

Contents page 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 iv Nonsense Poems 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 BantryThere 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  vi EDWARD LEAR 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     show more

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