Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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Through the silent-roaring ocean
Did the Turtle swiftly go; Holding fast upon his shell Rode the Yonghy-Bonghy-B. With a sad
primaeval motion
Towards the sunset isles of Boshen
Still the Turtle bore him well. Holding fast upon his shell, "Lady Jingly Jones, farewell!" Sang the
Yonghy-Bonghy-B, Sang the Yonghy-Bonghy-B.
From the Coast of Coromandel
Did that Lady never go; On that heap of stones she mourns For the Yonghy-Bonghy-B. On that
Coast of Coromandel,
In his jug without a handle
Still she weeps, and daily moans; On that little heap of stones To her Dorking Hens she moans, For
the Yonghy-Bonghy-B, For the Yonghy-Bonghy-B.