Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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There was an old man of Toulouse
Who purchased a new pair of shoes;
When they asked, "Are they pleasant?" he said,
"Not at present!"
That turbid old man of Toulouse.
There was an old man of West Dumpet, Who possessed a large nose like a trumpet; When he blew it aloud, it astonished the crowd, And was heard through the whole of West Dumpet.
There was an old person of Bree,
Who frequented the depths of the sea;
She nurs'd the small fishes, and washed all the
dishes,
And swam back again into Bree.
There was an old person of Sark,
Who made an unpleasant remark;
But they said, "Don't you see what a brute you
must be,
You obnoxious old person of Sark!"