Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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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.
There was an Old Person of Dutton, Whose head was as small as a button; So to make it look big he purchased a wig, And rapidly rushed about Dutton.
There was an Old Man with a flute,
A "sarpint" ran into his boot!
But he played day and night, till the "sarpint"
took flight,
And avoided that Man with a flute.
There was an Old Man who said, "Hush!
I perceive a young bird in this bush!"
When they said, "Is it small?" he replied, "Not at
all;
It is four times as big as the bush!"