Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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Some she slew with a kick, some she scrunched
with a stick,
That impulsive old person of Stroud.
There was an old person of Loo,
Who said, "What on earth shall I do?"
When they said, "Go away!" she continued to
stay,
That vexatious old person of Loo.
There was an old man of Boulak,
Who sate on a Crocodile's back;
But they said, "Towr'ds the night he may probably
bite,
Which might vex you, old man of Boulak!"
There was an old person of Woking, Whose mind was perverse and provoking; He sate on a rail, with his head in a pail, That illusive old person of Woking.
There was an old person of Skye,
Who waltz'd with a Bluebottle fly:
They buzz'd a sweet tune, to the light of the moon,
And entranced all the people of Skye.