Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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There was an Old Man of Vienna,
Who lived upon Tincture of Senna;
When that did not agree, he took Camomile Tea,
That nasty Old Man of Vienna.
There was an Old Person of Bangor, Whose face was distorted with anger; He tore off his boots, and subsisted on roots, That borascible Person of Bangor.
There was an Old Man in a boat,
Who said, "I'm afloat! I'm afloat!"
When they said, "No, you ain't!" he was ready to
faint,
That unhappy Old Man in a boat.
There was an Old Man of the East,
Who gave all his children a feast;
But they all ate so much, and their conduct was
such,
That it killed that Old Man of the East.