Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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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.
There was a Young Lady of Russia,
Who screamed so that no one could hush her;
Her screams were extreme,óno one heard such a
As was screamed by that Lady of Russia.
There was an Old Person of Ischia,
Whose conduct grew friskier and friskier;
He danced hornpipes and jigs, and ate thousands
of figs,
That lively Old Person of Ischia
There was a Young Lady of Tyre,
Who swept the loud chords of a lyre;
At the sound of each sweep she enraptured the
And enchanted the city of Tyre.