Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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There was an Old Man of the South,
Who had an immoderate mouth;
But in swallowing a dish that was quite full of
He was choked, that Old Man of the South.
There was an Old Person of Spain, Who hated all trouble and pain; So he sate on a chair with his feet in the air, That umbrageous Old Person of Spain.
There was an Old Man of Melrose,
Who walked on the tips of his toes;
But they said, "It ain't pleasant to see you at
You stupid Old Man of Melrose."
There was an Old Man who said, "Well!
Will nobody answer this bell?
I have pulled day and night, till my hair has
grown white,
But nobody answers this bell!"