Edward Lear
The Owl And The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear

The Owl And The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars ...

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How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear by Edward Lear

How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear by Edward Lear

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear, Who has written such volumes of stuff. Some think him ill-tempered and queer, But a few find him pleasant enough. His mind is concrete and ...

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Alphabet Poem by Edward Lear

Alphabet Poem by Edward Lear

A was once an ant, Tiny, Busy, Speedy, Shiny In the groundy Little ant! A was once a little ant, Antsy Fantsy Mantsy Antsy, Fa ntsy anty, Little ant! B was once ...

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There Was An Old Man With A Beard by Edward Lear

There Was An Old Man With A Beard by Edward Lear

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, Have all built their nests in my beard.

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Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who, When Little by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who, When Little by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man who, when little, Fell casually into a Kettle; But, growing too stout, He could never get out, So he passed all his life in that Kettle.

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Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Nose by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Nose by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady whose nose, Was so long that it reached to her toes; So she hired an Old Lady, Whose conduct was steady, To carry that wonderful nose.

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There Was An Old Man Of New York by Edward Lear

There Was An Old Man Of New York by Edward Lear

THERE WAS AN OLD MAN OF NEW YORK, WHO MURDERED HIMSELF WITH A FORK; BUT NOBODY CRIED THOUGH HE VERY SOON DIED, -- FOR THAT SILLY OLD MAN OF NEW YORK.

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There Was An Old Person Of Nice by Edward Lear

There Was An Old Person Of Nice by Edward Lear

There was an old person of Nice, Whose associates were usually Geese. They walked out together, in all sorts of weather. That affable person of Nice!

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Nonsense Alphabet by Edward Lear

Nonsense Alphabet by Edward Lear

A was an antWho seldom stood still,And who made a nice houseIn the side of a hill.Nice little ant!B was a bat,Who slept all the day,And fluttered aboutWhen the sun went away.Brown ...

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There Was An Old Man Of Calcutta by Edward Lear

There Was An Old Man Of Calcutta by Edward Lear

There was an old man of Calcutta,Who perpetually ate bread & butter;Till a great bit of muffin on which he was stuffing,Choked that horrid old man of Calcutta.

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The Jumblies by Edward Lear

The Jumblies by Edward Lear

They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their friends could say, On a winter's morn, on a stormy day, In a Sieve they went to sea! And ...

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There Was An Old Man In A Tree by Edward Lear

There Was An Old Man In A Tree by Edward Lear

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!"

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Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Hull by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Hull by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady of Hull,Who was chased by a virulent bull;But she seized on a spade,And called out, 'Who's afraid?'Which distracted that virulent bull.

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There Was A Young Lady Whose Eyes by Edward Lear

There Was A Young Lady Whose Eyes by Edward Lear

There was a young lady whose eyes,were unique as to colour and size;When she opened them wide,people all turned aside,and started away in surprise.

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There Was An Old Man On The Border by Edward Lear

There Was An Old Man On The Border by Edward Lear

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.

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The Courtship Of The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo by Edward Lear

The Courtship Of The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo by Edward Lear

I On the Coast of CoromandelWhere the early pumpkins blow,In the middle of the woodsLived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo.Two old chairs, and half a candle,--One old jug without a ...

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Limerick: There Was A Young Lady In White by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Lady In White by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady in White,Who looked out at the depths of the Night;But the birds of the airFilled her heart with despair,And oppressed that Young Lady in White.

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The Akond Of Swat by Edward Lear

The Akond Of Swat by Edward Lear

Who, or why, or which, or what, Is the Akond of SWAT?Is he tall or short, or dark or fair?Does he sit on a stool or a sofa or a chair, &nb sp; or SQUAT, The Akond of ...

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Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Chin by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Chin by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady whose chin,Resembled the point of a pin;So she had it made sharp,And purchased a harp,And played several tunes with her chin.

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Calicoe Pie by Edward Lear

Calicoe Pie by Edward Lear

Calico Pie,The little Birds flyDown to the calico tree,Their wings were blue,And they sang 'Tilly-loo!'Till away they flew,And they never came back to me!They never came back!They ...

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Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Dorking, by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Dorking, by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady of Dorking,Who bought a large bonnet for walking;But its colour and size,So bedazzled her eyes,That she very soon went back to Dorking.

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Imitation Of The Olden Poets by Edward Lear

Imitation Of The Olden Poets by Edward Lear

Time is a taper waning fast!Use it, man, well whilst it doth last:Lest burning downwards it consume away,Before thou hast commenced the labour of the day.Time is a pardon of a ...

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The Dong With A Luminous Nose by Edward Lear

The Dong With A Luminous Nose by Edward Lear

When awful darkness and silence reignOver the great Gromboolian plain,Through the long, long wintry nights; --When the angry breakers roarAs they beat on the rocky shore; --When ...

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Teapots And Quails by Edward Lear

Teapots And Quails by Edward Lear

Teapots and Quails,Snuffers and Snails,Set him a sailingand see how he sails!..Mitres and Beams,Thimbles and Creams,Set him a screamingand hark! how he screams!..Houses and ...

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Limerick: The Was A Young Lady Of Bute by Edward Lear

Limerick: The Was A Young Lady Of Bute by Edward Lear

The was a Young Lady of Bute,Who played on a silver-gilt flute;She played several jigs,To her uncle's white pigs,That amusing Young Lady of Bute.

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The Table And The Chair by Edward Lear

The Table And The Chair by Edward Lear

Said the Table to the Chair,'You can hardly be awareHow I suffer from the heat,And from chilblains on my feet!If we took a little walk,We might have a little talk!Pray let us take ...

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There Was An Old Man Of Thermopylae by Edward Lear

There Was An Old Man Of Thermopylae by Edward Lear

There was an old man of Thermopyl?, Who never did anything properly; But they said, "If you choose, To boil eggs in your shoes, You shall never remain in Thermopyl?."

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Incidents In The Life Of My Uncle Arly by Edward Lear

Incidents In The Life Of My Uncle Arly by Edward Lear

O my aged Uncle Arly!Sitting on a heap of BarleyThro' the silent hours of night,Close beside a leafy thicket:On his nose there was a Cricket,In his hat a Railway-ticket(But his ...

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Cold Are The Crabs by Edward Lear

Cold Are The Crabs by Edward Lear

Cold are the crabs that crawl on yonder hills,Colder the cucumbers that grow beneath,And colder still the brazen chops that wreatheThe tedious gloom of philosophic pills!For when ...

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The Daddy Long-Legs And The Fly by Edward Lear

The Daddy Long-Legs And The Fly by Edward Lear

Once Mr Daddy Long-Legs,Dressed in brown and gray,Walked about upon the sandsUpon a summer's day;And there among the pebbles,When the wind was rather cold,He met with Mr Floppy ...

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The Pobble Who Has No Toes by Edward Lear

The Pobble Who Has No Toes by Edward Lear

The Pobble who has no toesHad once as many as we;When they said "Some day you may lose them all;"He replied "Fish, fiddle-de-dee!"And his Aunt Jobiska made him drinkLavender water ...

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He Lived At Dingle Bank by Edward Lear

He Lived At Dingle Bank by Edward Lear

He lived at Dingle Bank - he did; -He lived at Dingle Bank;And in his garden was one Quail,Four tulips and a Tank:And from his window he could seeThe otion and the River Dee.His ...

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There Was An Old Lady Whose Folly by Edward Lear

There Was An Old Lady Whose Folly by Edward Lear

There was an Old Lady whose follyInduced her to sit in a holly:Whereupon by a thornHer dress being torn,She quickly became melancholy.

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Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Norway, by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Norway, by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady of Norway,Who casually sat on a doorway;When the door squeezed her flat,She exclaimed, 'What of that?'This courageous Young Lady of Norway.

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Limerick: There Was A Young Person Of Smyrna, by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Person Of Smyrna, by Edward Lear

There was a Young Person of Smyrna,Whose Grandmother threatened to burn her;But she seized on the cat,And said, 'Granny, burn that!You incongruous Old Woman of Smyrna!'

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The Two Old Bachelors by Edward Lear

The Two Old Bachelors by Edward Lear

Two old Bachelors were living in one house;One caught a Muffin, the other caught a Mouse.Said he who caught the Muffin to him who caught the Mouse,--'This happens just in time! ...

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Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Hong Kong by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Hong Kong by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man of Hong Kong,Who never did anything wrong.He lay on his back,With his head in a sack,That innocuous Old Man of Hong Kong.

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Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Tyre by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Tyre by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady of Tyre,Who swept the loud chords of a lyre;At the sound of each sweepShe enraptured the deep,And enchanted the city of Tyre.

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Limerick: There Was A Young Person Whose History by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Person Whose History by Edward Lear

There was a young person whose historyWas always considered a mystery.She sate in a ditch,Although no one knew which,And composed a small treatise on history.

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Limerick: There Was A Young Person Of Crete by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Person Of Crete by Edward Lear

There was a Young Person of Crete,Whose toilette was far from complete;She dressed in a sack,Spickle-speckled with black,That ombliferous person of Crete.

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Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Portugal by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Portugal by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady of Portugal,Whose ideas were excessively nautical:She climbed up a tree,To examine the sea,But declared she would never leave Portugal.

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Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Kilkenny by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Kilkenny by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man of Kilkenny,Who never had more than a penny;He spent all that money,In onions and honey,That wayward Old Man of Kilkenny.

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Parody Of Tennyson’sto Edward Lear  On His Travels In Greece by Edward Lear

Parody Of Tennyson’sto Edward Lear On His Travels In Greece by Edward Lear

Delirious Bulldogs; -- echoing callsMy daughter, -- green as summer grass; --The long supine Plebeian ass,The nasty crockery boring falls; --Tom-Moory Pathos; -- all things bare, ...

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Limerick: There Was An Old Man In A Boat by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was An Old Man In A Boat by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man in a boat,Who said, 'I'm afloat! I'm afloat!'When they said, 'No! you aint!'He was ready to faint,That unhappy Old Man in a boat.

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Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Peru by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Peru by Edward Lear

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,That intrinsic Old Man of Peru.

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The Nutcrackers And The Sugar-Tongs by Edward Lear

The Nutcrackers And The Sugar-Tongs by Edward Lear

The Nutcrackers sate by a plate on the table,The Sugar-tongs sate by a plate at his side;And the Nutcrackers said, 'Don't you wish we were able'Along the blue hills and green ...

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The Duck And The Kangaroo by Edward Lear

The Duck And The Kangaroo by Edward Lear

Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,'Good gracious! how you hop!Over the fields and the water too,As if you never would stop!My life is a bore in this nasty pond,And I long to go out in ...

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Limerick: There Was An Old Derry Down Derry, by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was An Old Derry Down Derry, by Edward Lear

There was an Old Derry down Derry, Who loved to see little folks merry; So he made them a Book, And with laughter they shook, At the fun of that Derry down Derry!

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Limerick:There Was An Old Man With A Owl by Edward Lear

Limerick:There Was An Old Man With A Owl by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a owl,Who continued to bother and howl;He sat on a railAnd imbibed bitter ale,Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl.

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Limerick: There Was An Ol Man Of Quebec by Edward Lear

Limerick: There Was An Ol Man Of Quebec by Edward Lear

There was an Ol Man of Quebec,A beetle ran over his neck;But he cried, 'With a needle,I'll slay you, O beadle!'That angry Old Man of Quebec.

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