Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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There was an old person of Pinner,
As thin as a lath, if not thinner;
They dressed him in white, and roll'd him up
tight,
That elastic old person of Pinner.
There was an old person of Hyde,
Who walked by the shore with his bride,
Till a Crab who came near fill'd their bosoms with
fear,
And they said, "Would we'd never left Hyde!"
There was an old person of China, Whose daughters were Jiska and Dinah, Amelia and Fluffy, Olivia and Chuffy, And all of them settled in China.
There was an old person in gray,
Whose feelings were tinged with dismay;
She purchased two parrots, and fed them with
carrots,
Which pleased that old person in gray.