Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

Edward Lear's nonsense books complete set - online version

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There was an Old Person of Buda,
Whose conduct grew ruder and ruder,
Till at last with a hammer they silenced his
By smashing that Person of Buda.
There was an Old Man of the Coast, Who placidly sat on a post; But when it was cold he relinquished his hold, And called for some hot buttered toast.
There was an Old Man of Moldavia, Who had the most curious behavior; For while he was able, he slept on a table, That funny Old Man of Moldavia.
There was an Old Man of Kamschatka, Who possessed a remarkably fat Cur; His gait and his waddle were held as a model To all the fat dogs in Kamschatka.