Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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Who called out for something to drink;              To make themselves nests in that tree.
But they said, "O my daughter, there's nothing
but water!"
Which vexed that young person in pink.
There was an old lady of France,
Who taught little ducklings to dance;
When she said, "Tick-a-tack!" they only said,
Which grieved that old lady of France.
There was a young lady of Corsica, Who purchased a little brown saucy-cur; Which she fed upon ham, and hot raspberry jam, That expensive young lady of Corsica.
There was a young lady of Firle, Whose hair was addicted to curl; It curled up a tree, and all over the sea, That expansive young lady of Firle.
There was an old person of Putney,
Whose food was roast spiders and chutney,
Which he took with his tea, within sight of the
That romantic old person of Putney.
There was an old person of Stroud, Who was horribly jammed in a crowd;