Nonsense Poems

Nonsense Poems

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Over 90 delightful limericks and 12 longer poems, including such classics as "The Owl and the Pussy-cat," "The Jumblies," "Calico Pie," "The Duck and the Kangaroo," "Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly," "Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Spider" and more, all accompanied by Lear's amusing illustrations. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The Owl and the Pussycat" and "The Jumblies."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 129 x 213.9 x 6.6mm | 77.11g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486280314
  • 9780486280318
  • 297,339

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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."
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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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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 

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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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