Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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There was an old person of Newry, Whose manners were tinctured with fury; He tore all the rugs, and broke all the jugs, Within twenty miles' distance of Newry.
There was an old person of Deal,
Who in walking used only his heel;
When they said, "Tell us why?" he made no
reply,
That mysterious old person of Deal.
There was an old man on the Humber,
Who dined on a cake of Burnt Umber;
When he said, "It's enough!" they only said,
"Stuff!
You amazing old man on the Humber!"
There was an old man of Dumblane,
Who greatly resembled a crane;
But they said, "Is it wrong, since your legs are so
long,
To request you won't stay in Dumblane?"