Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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There was an old man in a barge, Whose nose was exceedingly large; But in fishing by night, it supported a light, Which helped that old man in a barge.
There was an old man of Port Grigor, Whose actions were noted for vigour; He stood on his head till his waistcoat turned red, That eclectic old man of Port Grigor.
There was an old man of Dunrose;
A parrot seized hold of his nose.
When he grew melancholy, they said, "His
name's Polly,"
Which soothed that old man of Dunrose.
There was an old man of El Hums,
Who lived upon nothing but crumbs,
Which he picked off the ground, with the other
birds round,
In the roads and the lanes of El Hums.