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 Marsh, Whose manners were futile and harsh; He sate on a log, and sang songs to a frog, That instructive old man in a Marsh.
There was an old man of Ancona,
Who found a small dog with no owner,
Which he took up and down all the streets of the
That anxious old man of Ancona.
There was an old person of Brill,
There was an old person of Sestri,
Who purchased a shirt with a frill;
Who sate himself down in the vestry;
But they said, "Don't you wish, you mayn't look When they said, "You are wrong!" he merely said
like a fish,
You obsequious old person of Brill?"
That repulsive old person of Sestri.